Drivers are an essential part of your PC. You bring a software interface to your hardware through which operating systems can access it. However, they can become too old, incompatible, or corrupt, which can cause problems with your PC functionality and crashes, errors, and BSODs that prevent you from performing intended tasks.
This can be quite frustrating and cause a lot of problems. In most cases, however, it can be easily solved by uninstalling the problematic driver. This is very simple and consists of just a few steps, which are presented below:
How to uninstall drivers on Windows 10
If you find yourself in a situation that requires you to uninstall the driver, you need to do the following:
The first way to do this is to use Device uninstaller.
This way, you can not only remove the driver and its software, which is normally installed with the driver and takes up a lot of space and resources. Since you want to remove the driver already, it is probably a good idea to uninstall the software as well.
- To do this, you have to enter the settingsThis can be done by entering “The settings” by doing Search box
and left-click on them when they appear in the results.
- Enter “Apps”,
and in the newly opened window go to “Apps & Features” and look for your driver and its software.
- When you find it, left click on it and choose “Uninstall”
And that’s it. Repeat the same process for each unwanted driver and software.
The second way to uninstall your drivers is pretty similar to the first. However, the tasks are managed in the Switchboard.
- If you have decided to do this, you must first enter the control panel by entering “Switchboard” by doing Search box.
- When it appears under the results, left click on it.
and select in the newly opened window “Uninstall a program” (appears under the “Programs” Category).
- In the newly opened window, find the driver and software you want to remove. Right click on it and press Uninstall
And that’s it. Your unwanted drivers and software will be removed.
There is also a third way to uninstall your unwanted drivers, which is in the Device manager.
- Similar to the first two processes, this also begins with the search field in which you have to enter “Device manager” and wait for it to appear in the results.
- Once that is the case, you will need to enter it.
Find and expand the device category that is causing problems with your computer by left-clicking on it.
- Then right-click on the problematic device and select “Uninstall”in the dropdown menu
and voila, your unnecessary driver will be removed.