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 assume that 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 utility to manage all the Device drivers.

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

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, then open it.

how to uninstall drivers in Windows 10

Step 2: In the Device Manager, all the Device drivers are categorized according to the hardware. For example, you can find Display Driver under the Display adapters category.

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, 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” option, and then click the uninstall button.

uninstall drivers in Windows 10

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

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

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

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 most straightforward steps to uninstall the Device driver in Windows 10. Suppose you encounter any error with the Device driver. It would be best if you first rollback the Device driver, after that you can check whether the error remains. If you still get the error, 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 and get all the information about the Device drivers.

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