Sometimes new versions of the drivers don’t perform well because of some issues. The best thing we can do on Windows is, We can Rollback drivers to the previous version. Most users don’t update drivers manually because they don’t want to download and install, That’s why Microsoft took the next step to make the driver update service automated.
When you check for update, Windows 10 automatically detects the new driver and install it via Windows update service. You don’t need to manually download and install, simply hit the update button and Windows will do everything for you.
However, This is good for us but not every time, If you have updated any driver and right after you’re having a problem with. This might be your WiFi driver, Bluetooth, Touchpad, Graphics Driver, etc.
The best solution, You can Rollback drivers in Windows 10 to the previous version. Windows provides a device Control Panel named Device Manager, You might be familiar with this one.
Rollback Drivers in Windows 10
- First of all, Press “Windows Logo + X” and then open Device Manager, either you can search on the taskbar.
- In the Device Manager you can find all the drivers and hardware properties.
- Now, Find the driver which you are having a problem with.
- Once you got, Right-click the driver and then select properties.
- In the properties window, Navigate the Driver tab and then select the “Rollback driver”.
- Click the “Yes” to confirm when you get a confirmation dialog box.
If you see, the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out, that means the previous version of the driver is not available on your PC or removed.
In this situation, you can manually download and install the previous version of the driver. You might be worried, how to download the right driver, Don’t worry, It’s quite easy.
Uninstall new Driver and Install old
Just go through the following steps below, and rollback drivers in Windows 10 easily.
- Open the Device Manager, Find the Driver you want to uninstall.
- Select the Driver, and then right-click and open its properties.
- Under the Driver tab, You can find all the Driver’s information such as version, date, etc.
- Before you proceed uninstall, Make sure you’ve noted down the Driver Version number.
- Click the Uninstall button, and select “Delete the driver software for this Device”, then hit OK.
Once you’ve done this, you can download the driver and install it. You can go to the OEM(Original Manufacturer) website and find the compatible driver for your PC. Mostly all the driver versions are listed there. If you need more information about it, you can contact the manufacturer team.