goldnorchid: If you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP, go to Start, Run then type in dxdiag. Click on the Display tab. The driver version will be available there. Get the name of the card and manaufacturer there too.
For example, I have a GeForce 4 video card by nVidia (the manufacturer). The driver version is 188.8.131.5216, so on nVidia\'s website
, this version would be named 52.16 for the last four digits of the version number listed in dxdiag.
Once you know the manufacturer of the card you have, and the card type, go to the manufacturer's website and get the latest drivers.
Regarding Windows XP... It's a stinker with old computer games. No two installations are alike, so trying to write a general setup walkthrough to run older games on Windows XP usually never works. As far as stability, ease of use, and other things, Windows XP is far better than Windows 98. IMO, Windows 98 is far superior to play older games on than Windows XP. I anticipate that Windows Longhorn (next client release of Windows) will have the same problems with running older games as Windows XP).