Sometimes a new version of the Device driver doesn’t compatible with the hardware, thereby doesn’t perform well. The best thing we can do is we can Rollback Device drivers in Windows 10. Most users don’t update drivers manually because they don’t know what the device drivers are? That’s why Microsoft took the next step to make the driver update service automated.
When you click the “check for updates” on Windows 10, it automatically checks for the latest update, including Windows updates, security updates, and driver updates, etc. You don’t need to download and install the update manually, hit the update button, and Windows will do everything for you.
However, this is good for us, but not every time. Suppose you have updated any driver and right after you’re having a problem. This might be your WiFi driver, Bluetooth, Touchpad, Graphics Driver, etc. The best solution is to roll back the driver to the previous version.
Rollback Device drivers in Windows 10
- First of all, click the start menu button and search “Device Manager.”
- Once you get the device manager in the search result, then open it.
- In the Device Manager, find the device driver you are having a problem with.
- Right-click the device driver, and then select properties.
- On the properties window, navigate to the Driver tab and then select the “Rollback driver.”
- Click the “Yes” to confirm when you get a confirmation dialog box.
If you find that 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.
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Uninstall new Driver and Install old
- Open Device Manager, and find the device driver that 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 to uninstall, make sure you’ve noted down the Driver version number.
- Click the Uninstall Device button, and then select “Delete the driver software for this Device,” then click the Uninstall.
Once you’ve uninstalled the Device driver, then you’re ready to download and install the new driver on Windows.
You can easily find all the Device drivers on OEM’s(Original Equipment Manufacturer) website. Mostly all the driver versions are listed there. If you need more information about any Device driver, you should contact the manufacturer team.
Other than this, if your PC is using an intel chip, then you should use the Intel driver support assistant. This might be a great tool for updating the drivers on the Windows system.