Graphics cards are one of the most important hardware components that are on a computer. They are what enable computers to produce the videos, images, and other graphics that we see on our computers’ displays. Problems with graphics cards can be particularly devastating since they can sometimes make it impossible for us to use our computers.
A common problem that is reported by people across the globe occurs after they have tried updating their graphics card drivers. If the process is not done correctly, this can cause changes to your screen resolution that can, at best, be rather annoying.
How to Restore Screen Resolution
Fortunately, problems with your computer’s screen resolution can easily be resolved. There are a number of ways you can do this, all of which should put everything back on track. Here is how you can restore your screen resolutions after a graphics card driver update:
Roll Back the Update
One ways of resolving screen resolution issues after a graphics card driver update is to roll back all the updates that have been carried out. If that is the source of the problem, this action should be enough to get everything back on track.
In order to roll back driver updates, you need to open Device Manager on your computer. This is where all the hardware components that are on your computer are listed, including graphics cards. In order to open Device Manager in Windows 10, all that you need to do is right-click on the Windows button at the bottom-left corner of your screen. Choose Device Manager from the options that come up.
Rolling Back a Driver Update
Once you have Device Manager Open, the next thing that you need to do is locate your graphics card among the hardware devices that are listed. This can usually be found under “Display Adapters.” In order to roll back the update, you need to right-click on the graphics card.
Choose “Properties” from the list that appears. In the Properties tab, choose the “Driver” option. You will see the option “Roll Back Driver,” which should allow you to go back to a working version of your graphics card’s driver.
You can also use System Restore to roll back troublesome driver updates. This allows you to roll back the whole computer to a time when things were working as they should. Type “System Restore” in the Search section of Windows and choose the option when it appears.
Scan, Review, and Update Drivers on Your Computer with DriverAssist
One of the reasons people encounter problems with their computer’s hardware is the fact that they are not properly updating their drivers. That is why we recommend that you use DriverAssist from SafeBytes to keep your computer running like new. DriverAssist is a lightweight device driver management utility that comes with Driver Intelligence, which helps it avoid the kind of problems that can lead to screen resolution issues.
Driver Intelligence allows DriverAssist to “learn” from the installations that it has made on other PCs and to avoid compatibility problems where there is a likelihood that they will occur. With DriverAssist, all the drivers that are on your computer will be automatically updated, and you won’t ever have to worry about graphics card issues again.