How to Reinstall a Video Driver on a MacBook Pro

By Nick Davis

Its not hard to update your MacBook Pro's drivers and software.
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Your MacBook Pro's display interfaces electronically with the computer's operating system via a video driver, also known as a device driver. If you've accidentally deleted your MacBook Pro's video driver while cleaning up company files, or your computer's video driver became corrupted after the installation of an unknown program, you can reinstall your MacBook Pro's video driver via the Mac App Store. The video driver download is free and installs immediately upon downloading.

Click the “Apple” icon to launch the Apple menu and click “Software Update” to launch your MacBook Pro’s software update utility.

Type “video driver” in the Software Update’s search box and press “Return.” Your MacBook Pro’s video driver’s name will appear in the search results below the “Update All” button.

Click on the “Update All” button to download and install the video driver. If prompted, enter your administrator name and password. Your MacBook Pro will prompt you when the download and installation process is complete.

Restart your MacBook Pro when prompted.


The Mac App Store searches for and downloads the latest video driver, as well as other drivers, for your MacBook Pro. The driver installation process replaces any missing or corrupt video driver you may have on your system.