As mentioned at the start of this tutorial graphics card manufacturers nowadays supply downloadable self-extracting archives that simply need to be double-clicked to install the latest driver software, often along with other utilities. It follows that in the era of Windows XP, this will be the usual method by which you’ll install or update your graphics drivers.
That being the case, there’s little value in including a Windows XP version the conventional Windows procedure for installing graphics drivers. However, the following Windows XP screenshots are included to give an indication of the extent by which graphics drivers have grown in sophistication and complexity since the days of the Matrox Millennium II!:
Invoke by right-clicking anywhere on the desktop, clicking Properties and selecting Settings.
Click Advanced to display details about the display sub-system in general and the graphics card adapter in particular.
And on Additional Properties to display even more configurable driver settings.
Right-click My Computer, Properties, the Hardware tab and Device Manager to get an impression of the degree to which Windows XP has sought to make the user’s life easier with respect the graphics driver management.