INSTALL.TXT Driver File Contents (

How to Update the S3 Graphics Display Driver in Windows XP

To update or change the display driver:

1.  Open the Properties for your S3 Graphics Adapter in Device Manager.

    To open the Properties dialog:
      Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display. 
      Click the Settings tab, click Advanced, and then click the Adapter tab and click Properties.

2.  Click the Driver tab, and then click Update driver.

3.  After the Hardware Update Wizard starts, click "Install from a list or specific location"
    and then click Next. 

4.  Select the locations you wish to search for the updated driver files. 

    If the updated S3 Graphics driver that you want to install is located in a folder 
    on the hard disk, then check "Include this location in the search" and click Browse
    to select that folder.

    Note: If the updated driver is not located on a CD or floppy disk, then
          uncheck the "Search removable media" box to speed the search process.

5.  Click Next to begin the search.

6.  The Hardware Update wizard will search the selected locations for the updated display driver.  
    If Windows XP finds a driver that it determines to be the best match for your hardware
    and is better than the currently installed driver, the installation will begin.

    Note: If you are installing a driver that has not yet passed Windows Logo 
          testing for compatibility with Windows XP, a warning message will appear. 
          If you wish to continue with the driver installation, click Continue Anyway.
          A System Restore point will be automatically created by Windows XP before
          installing any unsigned driver files. (See Windows XP Help for more on System Restore.) 

7.  Once all the driver files have been copied, click Finish.
    You will then be prompted to restart your computer to complete the driver installation.


If you encounter any problems after the updated driver is installed, you may return to the 
previously installed "good" driver using the Roll Back Driver option.

1.  Open the Properties for your S3 Graphics Adapter in Device Manager. (See Step 1 above.)

2.  Click the Driver tab, and then click Roll Back Driver.

3.  You will be prompted to confirm that you would like to roll back to the previous driver.
    Click Yes.

4.  Windows XP will then remove the current driver and restore the files and settings
    for the previously installed display driver. 

5.  Once the previous driver is installed, click Close.

    You will then be prompted to restart your computer to complete the driver roll back.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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