Thursday, November 22, 2012

AMD Video Drivers Windows Automatic Update

This tip isn't exactly rocket surgery, but it's still something that I've really learned to love.

AMD has a program that automatically checks your video card drivers against the latest driver release and notifies you if there's an available update.

AMD Driver Autodetect makes updating your video drivers seamless and even easier than it's ever been.

You can simply download it and run it whenever you want, but I'm all about saving mouse-clicks and shortcuts.  I have the file stored in my "C:\Program Files (x86)\" directory.  Then I created a shortcut to it and placed that shortcut in my Quick Launch directory.

By the way, if you're new to Windows 7 and you're wondering where that Quick Launch directory disappeared to, you can find it buried in:
C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
So, right click your taskbar, go to "Toolbars" and where it used to be in Windows XP you now need to select "New Toolbar".  Once you select that, navigate to the above path.  Then you'll have your  Quick Launch bar into which you should then place the shortcut to the AMD application.

My Windows 7, 64-bit Ferrari 599 GTO 
I simply click it once a week and I'm always up to date, driverwise. I like that word. Driverwise.

Download the file here.

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