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How to Restore Previous Version of a Driver in Windows 10

If you are Experiencing issues after installing a Newer version of a Specific Driver then do you know you can always have the option to roll back to the previous version of the driver?

If your answer is no, then this post is right for you where I can explore you through very simple methods with step by step process on how to restore the previous version of a driver in Windows 10.

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Rolling back a driver inusually takes less than 5 minutes, but it can vary depending on the driver which you want to roll back. So, without taking your much time, Let me tell you the process.

Steps to Restore the Previous Version of a Driver in Windows 10

To restore or roll back to the previous version of a driver in Windows 10 follow the step given below.

Step-1: Click on the taskbar search box then type  Device Manage and then press the Enter button to open the Device Manager window on your computer.

Alternatively, you can open Device Manager window for this first you have to open the Run command box by pressing Windows logo and R keys together at the same time. In the box type devmgmt.msc and then press Enter button to open the same.

Step-2: Once the Device Manager Window is launched on your PC now you have to right-click on the device which you want to roll back the driver of, and then click on the  Properties option from the menu.

Step-3: After that, a new pop-up window will open on the screen and here you have to switch to the  Driver tab.

Step-4: Now under Driver tab click on the button which is label as Roll Back Driver.

Step-5: Click on the  Yes button when you see the confirmation dialog to restore the previous version of the driver. If the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out then it means that the previous version of the driver has been removed from your PC or the driver has not been updated.

Step-6:  Once the previous version of the driver is restored on your PC now you need to make sure to stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading the newer version of the driver(which is causing issues on your PC) again by disabling automatic driver updates.

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If the previous version of the driver is not available on your PC and the Roll Back Driver button is greyed-out then, in that case, you can manually uninstall the current version of the driver, and then download and install the previous version of the driver. For this, you need to follow the steps given below.

Step-1: For this, you have to simply click on the start menu and then in the toolbar search box type Device Manager. Now press the Enter button and then select the option from the list.

Step-2: Now in the device manager you have to right-click on the driver which you want to uninstall and then select the Uninstall option from the menu.

Step-3: Once you click on the uninstall option the driver will be uninstalled from your PC. Now Click on the OK button when you see the confirmation dialog. If the dialog is offering to Delete the driver software for this device option, check the same before clicking OK button.

Step-4: Once the current version of the driver is uninstalled from your PC now you need to visit the manufacturer’s website and from there download the previous version of the driver. If you are downloading the driver from other websites then always make sure that the link and file are safe.

Step-5: Finally run the downloaded driver setup on your PC and then follow on-screen instructions for the successful installation.

This is all for the article I hope these methods help you to restore the previous version of a driver inwithout any difficulty.

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