How to Rollback Device Drivers – Windows 10

Drivers are very critical piece of software as it tells the hardware how to work and what features should be provided. Hardware manufactures releases drivers for their hardware to support their device to work with the latest operating systems as well as if there is any new bug found. Sometimes companies release drivers software make their hardware performance better.

Sometimes that update ended up in a situation where you those updates can not work properly with your system configurations and you need to roll back to old version of hardware drives. To roll back your device driver to the old version, follow the following steps.

Rollback Device Drivers in Windows 10

Click on start menu and start typing Device Manager.

Click on Device Manager in the search results to open device manager.

Look for the device for which you want to roll back the drivers. Double click on it to expand the list. In this example, I am doing a rollback for network drivers so I have selected Network Adapters.

Now right click on the device and then click on properties.

It will open a new properties window. Click on the Driver tab. Click on the rollback button.

It will show a warning message and a feedback questionnaire why are you rolling back the drivers. Select the appropriate reason and then click ok.

Now your machine will be restarted and drivers have been restored to the old version.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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