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Roll Back Drivers In Different Windows 7 and Windows Vista

Rolling back a in Windows means returning it to the previous version the was last installed for the said device. This is one of the troubleshooting options that you have if in any case a fails to fix occurring problems of if it cases new ones. Basically, this means returning the driver to a working version, or uninstalling the latest driver that you have downloading and automatically reinstalling the previous one.

The specifics on how you can use the Driver Roll Back features depend on what Operating System you have, so below is a short and easy to follow instructions on how to do in Windows 7 and :

Roll back drivers for Windows 7

1. Open Device Manager from the Control Panel of Windows 7, or you can type ‘Device Manager’ in the search box to access it

2. Navigate through the different hardware categories in Device Manager to locate the hardware device that you want to perform roll back the driver for. You can do so by clicking the [+] or the > icon under the major hardware categories.

3. After successfully locating the hardware device, right click on its icon or name and check out its Properties, and click Driver Tab>Roll Back Driver buttons

4. When a message that states, ‘Are you sure you would like to roll back to the previously installed driver software?’ is displayed, click the Yes button. This will restore the previously installed driver.

5. Click Close button, which is located at the bottom part of the device properties screen.

6. When a display message stating, ‘Your hardware settings have changed. You must restart your computer for these changes to take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?’, click Yes to automatically restart your PC. Once Windows 7 starts again, the device driver that is previously installed for the hardware device will load.

Roll back drivers for Windows Vista

1. Open Device Manager from your computer’s Control Panel to locate the hardware device that you want to perform a roll back device drivers for. You can do this by navigating through major hardware devices and clicking the [+] icon to see other devices available.

2. Right click on the icon and choose Properties>Driver>Roll Back Driver

3. When a message stating, ‘ Are you sure you would like to roll back to the previously installed driver software?’ is displayed, click the Yes button to perform a roll back driver on the said device. This will restore the previously installed driver. Click the close button.

4. When a display message stating, ‘Your hardware settings have changed. You must restart your computer for these changes to take effect. Do you want to restart your computer now?’, click Yes to automatically restart your PC. Once Windows Vista starts again, the device driver that is previously installed for the hardware device will load.

device driver update is one of the most important steps that you need to do is you want your computer to perform at its best however, downloading the wrong file can sometimes happen. When it does happen, you can always perform the roll back driver option to troubleshoot the problem.

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