NVIDIA is a company that is popular among the gaming community as it makes some of the best graphics cards available for computers. If you are a PC gamer then there’s a big possibility that the graphics card in your computer is made by NVIDIA. Although the company makes solid products there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we show you how to rollback NVIDIA drivers on Windows 10.
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How To Rollback NVIDIA Drivers On Windows 10
It’s always a good idea to have the latest graphics drivers installed in your computer as this will have several improvements over the older version. Sometimes though the newer drivers can bring issues to your computer which is why you will need to rollback to the previous version. There are two ways you can rollback to the previous version, using the Display Driver Utility (DDU) and getting previous builds from the NVIDIA website or rolling back with the Windows Device Manager.
Using the Display Driver Utility
- Download the last working version of your NVIDIA driver from https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx.
- Remove all existing and previous NVIDIA Graphics drivers and related software using the Display Driver Uninstall Utility (DDU) which you can get from https://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/17830/
- Install the drivers you downloaded from the first step. Do this by launching the executable, and while installing, select Custom (Advanced) and select Perform a clean installation. This will further wipe previous installations and then install the latest working version.
- Restart your PC to complete the installation and then try performing the previous actions from which you encountered issues.
Using the Device Management Console
- Press the Windows + R keys, type devmgmt.msc. This opens up the Device Management Console.
- In the Device Manager, expand the Display adapters, right-click on your NVIDIA Adapter under this category and click Properties and then click the Driver tab.
- In the Driver tab, click Roll Back Driver
- If the confirmation dialog comes up, click Yes to confirm the rollback. After this process is done, restart your computer to fully effect the changes.
- Try to do the previous actions from which you encountered issues to confirm if the rollback indeed worked.
The above listed methods are the two ways on how to rollback NVIDIA drivers on Windows 10
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