How to Use Steam to Keep Your Graphics Drivers Up to Date

Dave LeClair 19-01-2016

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But here’s the little secret they don’t want you to know: you can keep your graphics drivers updated using nothing but Steam, the program you’re already using to buy and manage all your games. There’s no need to run any extra stuff.


To do it, you’ll need to hit Steam on the top of the screen, then click Check For Video Driver Updates. From there, Steam will check the drivers currently installed on your system, and if it discovers that there’s a new version, it will offer to update it for you, or if it can’t, it will forward you to your driver manufacture’s website where you can get the latest ones. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

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  1. Don Gateley
    January 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    All it does for me is redirect to an Intel site where I must create an account.

    • Joe Keeley
      January 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      That's likely because you have an Intel graphics card, so it's directing you their site for the drivers: You shouldn't need to register an account, though.

  2. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    January 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    "Steam is unable to perform video driver detection on your system."