How To Uninstall Drivers in Windows 10

For every hardware, including Processor, Graphics card, WiFi, Bluetooth, Motherboard to communicate with the computer’s operating system, Device drivers are necessary. Some kinds of Device drivers are required to run a Windows operating system on a machine. We suppose you are here because you want to uninstall drivers in Windows 10.

You want to uninstall the Device driver because you have installed the wrong one. Whatever the situation might be, you can use the Device Manager tool to manage all the system’s Device drivers.

If you’re updating the driver to a new version, you don’t need to uninstall the old Device driver. When you install the latest version of the driver, it overrides the existing old driver version.

Uninstall Drivers in Windows 10

Step 1: First of all, click the start menu button and then search “Device Manager”. Once you get the Device Manager in the search result, click to open.

how to uninstall drivers in Windows 10

Step 2: In the Device Manager, you can find the driver by name of the adapter. For example, Graphics Driver under the Display adapter, and WiFi driver under the Network adapter, and so on.

uninstall device drivers in Windows 10

Step 3: To uninstall the driver, first find the driver that you want to uninstall. Suppose you want to uninstall the WiFi network driver, then find the WiFi driver, and then right-click and select the “Uninstall device.”

Step 4: You will be asked to uninstall the driver; Check “delete the driver software for this device,” and then click the uninstall button.

uninstall drivers in Windows 10

If you don’t select the “Delete the driver software,” Windows will only uninstall the driver. Once you restart the PC, Windows will install the driver again.

Step 5: Once you’ve uninstalled the driver, restart the PC.

Now, Windows will try to find the latest driver version and install it via the Windows update service if you have an internet connection.

Windows 10 automatically finds the latest drivers for the system and install them via Windows update service unless you’ve disabled Windows update service. As soon as the manufacturer releases the newer driver version and publish on the Windows update, Windows checks and installs the latest driver version.

These are all the simplest steps to uninstall drivers in Windows 10. If you encounter any error with any Device driver. You should first rollback the Device driver, then you can check whether the error remains. If you still get the error, then you can proceed to uninstall.

Although you can use the Guru3D Sweeper tool to uninstall the Device drivers, using the build-in device manager is the best option. Device Manager is the simplest solution to manage the system drivers and get all the information about the Device drivers.

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