3 Ways to Uninstall Drivers in Windows Laptop or PC

Windows 10 is not the most perfect OS, let’s admit that. Users often come across driver problems and they are quite troublesome to fix. Most happens because the new drivers aren’t compatible with your hardware and the only way to fix them is to roll back on the previous drivers by uninstalling the new ones. 

There are a few methods to do that. In this article, I am going to talk to you about the best and easiest methods to uninstall drivers in Windows PC/Laptop . So, let’s check out these methods. 

1. Uninstall Drivers Using Programs And Features

You can easily uninstall drivers using the “Programs And Features” section in the Control Panel. To perform this, you have to follow the below steps. 

  • Open the “Control Panel” by searching for the same in the Windows search bar. 
  • Click on the “Programs” section 
  • Click on “Uninstall a program”
  • This will list all of the programs and drivers. 
  • Right-click on the driver and select Uninstall.
  • Reboot the PC

2. Using Device Manager 

With this method, you can uninstall any of the drivers you want. So, here are the steps to follow. 

  • Search “Device Manager” in the windows search section and open it 
  • This will list all of the devices. Double click on the hardware to see the drivers 
  • Right-click on the driver and choose the “uninstall” option to uninstall it
  • You sometimes have to check the option “Delete the driver software for this device” before clicking on uninstall 
  • Reboot the PC

Also Read: Ways to Uninstall Windows Updates

3. Using Driver Booster 

Driver Booster is a renowned driver installer software. But did you know you can also uninstall the drivers using the same? Steps might be similar with other driver software as well. So, here are the steps you have to follow. 

  • Open to the Driver booster and click on the “Scan” option in the home window. 
  • Within a few seconds or minutes, it will list all of the drivers which are need to be updated and which are already up to date 
  • In the UpToDate section, choose the driver you want to delete and right-click on it
  • From the options, click on “Uninstall” and give the permission 
  • Reboot your PC


Why can’t I remove a device from my computer?

This is a rare event, But if you come across this, make sure to recover the drivers who are not dependent on another device. You can try “Safe Mode” to uninstall the drivers as well.

Does reinstalling Windows delete drivers?

Yes. You may find many of the drivers missing from your PC after reinstalling Windows.

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Satish Shah

Satish Shah

Satish is a programmer and technology enthusiast. He writes comprehensive guides on a variety of technology topics.

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