December 16, 2015 For Administration
Device drivers are hardware software configurations that help run hardware on your system properly. To increase the performance and efficiency of the hardware, they can also be upgraded. Each device driver is listed in "Device Manager" which tells us what hardware is installed on your PC along with their properties.
Device Manager helps you configure hardware settings. Device Manager is useful for performing various tasks such as enabling, disabling, uninstalling drivers, rolling back any updates, or checking for hardware changes.
If some hardware components are updated and start showing anomalies in the system, you can restore the previous state (version) using the rollback function.
In this article, we will make sure how to use the device driver functions in Windows 10:
First, we will right-click on the “Start” icon located in the lower left corner of the screen and then click on “Device Manager”.
To use the disable function, right-click on one of the drivers you want to disable. Click on “Deactivate”.
To use the “uninstall” function, right click on one of the drivers you want to uninstall. Click on “Uninstall”.
Note: Uninstalling any device drivers may cause system problems. Therefore, it is not recommended. Make sure you have a Device Driver Resource CD before uninstalling the device.
Using Roll back:
To use the "backspace" function, right click on the controllers you want to go back. Click on "Properties".
Now, click "Roll Back Driver" to restore the previously installed hardware version.
Using the update:
To use the “update” function, right click on one of the drivers you want to update. Click on "properties".
Click “Update Driver” to update the currently installed version of the device driver (if any).
Note: Updating the drivers will run an update wizard that guides you through the rest of the process.