Driver updates are generally a good thing. But unfortunately, updating Driver is not always good with the latest operating system version or other hardware components. You can find an updated Driver that broke something instead of improving it. In this case, you should revert to using Driver for the version you installed earlier. Here’s how to return Driver in Windows 10.
Instructions to return Driver installed previously in Windows
1. Open Device Manager. Through Control Panel (this link will explain in detail if you need to) is probably easiest.
Tip: If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8 through the WINDOWS + X key combination, which gives you faster access.
2. In Device Manager, locate the device you want to return to Driver for.
Note: Navigate through hardware types by clicking the> or [+] icon, depending on your Windows version. You can find specific devices that Windows recognizes in the significant hardware categories you see in Device Manager.
3. After finding your hardware, go back to Driver, press and hold or right-click on the device’s name or icon, and select Properties.
4. In the Properties window for the device, click or click the Driver tab.
5. From the Driver tab, click the Roll Back Driver button.
Note: If the Roll Back Driver button is disabled, Windows does not have the previous driver returned, so you will not complete the process. See my notes at the bottom of the page for more help.
6. Click or click the Yes button to the question: “Are you sure you would like to roll back to the previously installed driver software?”
Driver installed previously will be restored. You should see the Roll Back Driver button is disabled after the scrolling is complete.
7. Click or click the Close button at the bottom of the device properties screen.
8. Click or click Yes on the System Settings Change dialog box, saying, “Your hardware settings have changed. You must restart your computer for these changes to take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now? ”
9. If the message is hidden, closing the Control Panel window may help. You will not be able to close the Device Manager.
Note: Depending on the device driver you are returning, you may not have to restart your computer.
10. Your computer should now automatically restart.
When Windows reboots, it will load with the device driver for this hardware that you installed earlier.