How to Update Your Driver for Windows Movie Maker

by Alex Zang

Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing program that comes installed with most iterations of Windows. While it doesn't have the feature set that Final Cut Pro has, it does allow you to edit home videos easy enough. However, due to the nature of the Windows Movie Maker, it may require that you update your drivers -- in particular any driver that deals with graphics -- before you can use it properly. If that's the case, you can use the Windows Update application to update all of your drivers for you.

Click "Start," "All Programs," then "Windows Update." The Windows Update dialog box will appear.

Click "Install Updates." Wait for Windows to install all of the updates. These updates will include any driver updates that Windows requires.

Restart your computer to finalize the updates.

Tip

  • check You may be prompted to update your drivers when you run Windows Movie Maker.

About the Author

Alex Zang has been freelance writing since 2004, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared in "The Calgary Herald" and "Western Canadian Condos & Resorts," as well as online. Zang studied film production and screenwriting at Mount Royal College.