Incompatible, outdated or Corrupted Device drivers Cause Different Problems on Windows computer Such as cause Different blue Screen Errors at startup, Windows Stuck At black Screen At startup, Audio Sound Not working, No internet connection and more an more. Specially after Upgrade to Windows 10 fall Creators update Version 1709 most users report laptop / Computer not function properly, Devices not working, occur different BSOD errors, Network & internet connection or Audio sound not working etc. All These problems cause either installed Graphic Driver, Audio or Network Adapter driver is not compatible with current Windows version or driver get corrupted not functioning properly. And you must play with Device Driver Such As Disable, Roll Back, Uninstall or Update Device Drivers in Windows 10 To Deal issues like this. That’s why Most of times while perform Troubleshooting steps we recommend to update / Roll Back Device Drivers.
On Windows computer Device manager let you View all Installed Hardware Device Driver list with its properties. And Allow you to Tweak the hardware settings, identify device drivers for each device, view and change settings, properties, and install, uninstall, update, roll back, enable, disable the drivers.
Re-install, Roll Back, Update Device Drivers in Windows 10
After Understand importance of Device Drivers on Windows computer/Laptop. Lets understand What are Different on Roll Back Driver, Re-install Device Driver, Disable, Uninstall and Update Device Driver. And How to perform this action to fix Different Windows Startup problems, resolve Driver related problems such as audio sound not working, No Network connection etc.
Note : Bellow Steps Are applicable To Update, Rollback, Re-install, Uninstall or Disable All Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 editions.
Open Device Manager
As Discussed Windows Device manager Allow to perform All this Actions such as rollback Driver, Re-install Driver, Update Driver etc. To open Device manager Press Win + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter key. This will open Device manager and display all installed Device Drivers list.
Now Locate the driver, and right-click on it. You will see options to:
- Update Driver Software
- Disable Device
- Uninstall Device Driver.
- Scan For Hardware Changes
Update Drivers in Windows 10
The First Thing Update the Device drivers. To update Device driver right click on the problematic Driver ( Ex : Display Driver ) and select Update driver. The wizard will open and offer you two options:
- To search online automatically
- To browse to the drive software on your computer
Select and click on the option you want, to proceed further. If you select Search online Automatically windows will check for latest available Driver software if found any this will download and install it for you. After that Restart windows to take the changes effective.
OR you Can Select browse my computer for driver software. ( That cause first Visit Device Manufacturer website ( for ex Graphic Driver like AMD, Intel, Nvdia ) and download the latest available Driver. ) Select the Driver you downloaded before from manufacturer website and fallow on screen instruction.
Also you can Install the pre-build Driver by click on let me pick form a list of available drivers on my computer, Next Select the driver or you can select have disk option and set the driver path which you have download from manufacturer website and fallow on screen instructions to install the same. After That Restart windows to take effect the changes.
To Re-install Device Driver again open Device manager, Right click the problematic Driver and Select uninstall Device. Now Restart windows on next start windows install the Driver software automatically. Or you can Visit device manufacturer Website to download the latest available driver version. After That open Device manager check the recently removed driver is installed automatically if not click on Action and select Scan for hard ware changes as shown bellow image.
This will scan and install the Device, If driver installation failed with Yellow tringel mark then Right click on it select update driver -> Select browse my computer for driver software -> Select the Driver path which you download form manufacturer website and fallow on screen instruction to install the same. After that Restart windows to take changes effective.
Roll back, Disable, Enable Drivers
Now lets know about the Roll Back Driver option. This option only available or applicable if you recently Upgrade the driver software. If after windows Upgrade or Recent driver update the problem started then you can perform Roll Back option to revert the current driver to previous version. To perform Roll Back Driver option, open Device manger Right click on problematic Driver select properties. A new pop up window will open here move to Driver Tab.
Here you will see more options:
- Update Drivers: This will start the Hardware Update Wizard.
- Roll Back Driver: This will uninstall the most recently updated driver and will roll back your configuration, to the earlier version. You may need to roll back a driver if you find that your device fails after updating the driver.
- Disable (or Enable) Driver: This will disable the Driver, till you enable it back again.
- Uninstall Driver: This will uninstall completely the drivers files and registry settings for the selected hardware.
Perform Roll Back Driver option
Now to perform Roll Back Driver option click on Roll Back Driver option, Select the Appropriate Reason why you are roll back driver and fallow on screen instruction to perform Roll back the current driver version to previous one. After that Restart windows To take effect the changes and check the current installed driver is working properly.
Also If you wish to uninstall the driver, click on Uninstall. For ex open Device manger, Right click on problematic Driver ( Ex : Graphic Driver ) And Select Uninstall. when confirmation popup will open check mark on Delete the Driver Software for this device and click uninstall. After that Restart windows to completely Remove the problematic Driver.
I hope After read this post you can easily Disable, Roll Back, Uninstall, Re-install or Update Device Drivers in Windows 10. And fix Different Windows driver related problems such as stuck at black screen, frequently restart with Blue Screen Error, Audio sound not working, No internet & Network connection after Windows 10 Upgrade etc. Face any difficulty while apply above steps, have any query, suggestion about this post feel free to discuss on comments bellow.