Drivers Uninstallation Process In Windows Operating System
For those who don’t know, a Driver is Software that makes your PC to communicate with the computer’s hardware or any other connected devices.
If you don’t install a driver for the hardware what you’ve connected to your computer, it won’t works properly.
In most cases, above 60% of drivers come with your Windows or you can download them by going to the Windows Update in your Control Panel by checking for updates.
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Why do We need To Uninstall Drivers?
There are lots of different reasons for us to uninstall a device drivers, because sometimes when a drivers got corrupted or having some compatible issue with your Windows then it’s possible you’ll seeing some blue screen error on your screen or maybe get some appcrash failure too.
How To Uninstall Drivers?
In windows you only have two different options to try to uninstall some drivers from your computer and those are:
- Uninstalling it by Windows “Program and Feature”.
- Uninstalling it by removing it from Windows “Device Manager”.
1#- Procedure For “Program And Feature” Uninstallation
To uninstall a driver completely from your computer by “Program And Feature” is a finest and harmless method to use by using your windows software uninstaller program, and that will do uninstall the computer’s driver safely.
90% of device drivers comes in form of setup installer and you’ll just have to click on some next, next and finish button in order to install those drivers setup and the main thing is, whenever a windows install something, it will automatically mention it in the list of Programs and Features windows in your operating system.
So, now you’ll just need to open that program and feature window and find your drivers programe listing which you want to uninstall from it.
Press “Windows key + R key” and to open run command and then, type “appwiz.cpl” in the run commender and press enter, when the program and feature windows get opens, select your drivers program and Click on Uninstall.
You’ll have to find your drivers software by its manufacturer name and if you don’t know or can’t able to find your drivers then you can skip this step and move to next one because in the second method I’ll show you how you can remove your drivers from the device manager by selecting it from its category.
2# – Procedure For “Device Manager” Uninstallation
For those who don’t know about it:
Device Manager is a Control Panel feature which allows you to manage devices and drivers on your system. You can also use this feature to uninstall and install devices driver’s files.
Normally, a basic user doesn’t use this feature to uninstall devices or driver packages, but it’s a great way to uninstall any drivers quickly and easily from your computer system.
To uninstall drivers you’ll need to do these steps given below:
First you’ll open your run command by pressing the Windows + R key at the same time.
Then you’ll need to type “devmgmt.msc” on the blank space on click on “ok” to open your device manager.
When it’s get open, you can double-click on any category to expand it and it will show every devices installed in that category (for example, the graphics card would be listed under Display Adapters).
After that, you can right-click on any device which you’ve wanted to get uninstalled. When you click on uninstall a box pop-up will prompt in front of you to confirm the device’s removal, you’ll just have to click on OK to remove that device’s drivers.
When the uninstallation gets completed you’ll have to restart your computer to remove that driver completely or otherwise your computer will also show you to reboot your computer.