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How To Roll Back Driver To Previous Version on Windows OS

Updating drivers for computer hardware devices is one way to increase the functionality of these devices.

Every time there is an operating system update, most of the hardware still functions the same and a small part of its functionality can be improved and maximized by updating the device driver, for example the graphics card.

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The latest versions of drivers generally introduce new features or fix bugs found in previous versions.

That is why, when the latest version of the driver has been released for a device, it would be better to update the driver to the latest version for that device.

However, in fact not all driver updates to the latest version make the device work better. Quite often, updating drivers to the latest versions actually causes new problems.

Problems that may be encountered after updating drivers for example device performance is not better than before, strange behavior appears on the device or it could be system-crashing.

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This indicates that the previous driver version is still better or more stable than the latest driver version installed.

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If something like this happens, what needs to be done is to roll back to the previous driver version.

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How to roll back driver on Windows OS

Rolling back a driver to a previous version is not difficult in Windows. The Device Manager tool has a Roll Back feature to uninstall the current driver version and then automatically reinstall the previous driver version in one simple step.

Here’s how to roll back the driver to a previous version in Windows 10 computer.

Run or open Device Manager first.

Click Device Manager
Click Device Manager

In the Device Manager window that opens, specify the problematic hardware device (1), right-click the mouse on the device to display a shortcut menu and then select Properties (2).

How to roll back the driver to the previous version
How to roll back the driver to the previous version
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In the Properties window of the device that appears, make sure you are on the Driver tab (1) and then click the Roll Back Driver button (2).

Roll Back Driver button
Roll Back Driver button

The Driver Package Rollback window that appears next will confirm whether you really want to revert to the previous driver version and why.

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You can choose one of the reasons why you want to revert to the previous driver version (1), you can also add more detailed reasons in the Tell us more text box (2) and then click the Yes button (3) to roll back to the driver version previously.

Driver Package Rollback Windows
Driver Package Rollback Windows

Those are all the steps that you can use to roll back drivers on a Windows 10 computer, and of course they can also be applied to other versions of Windows, namely Windows 11, Windows 8 and 8.1 as well as 7. See you soon friend, hope this post is useful.

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Muhamad Nagib
Muhamad Nagibhttps://istalkingtech.com
Information technology writer who has great interest in Windows, MacOS and Linux-based computers as well as Android and iOS smart devices, therefore this website is dedicated to reviewing all information about these operating systems and devices. Learn more.

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