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Published on 01.05.10 by Brent Trahan

Roll Back a Driver

Learn how to roll back a driver to it’s previous version in Windows 7.

So you installed an updated driver for a device and now your computer is crashing or the device stops working.  What to do now?  A really helpful feature of Windows 7 is the ability to roll back a driver to it’s previous version.

Roll Back a Driver

  1. Right-click Computer in the Start Menu and then select Properties.
  2. Click Advanced system settings in the left column of the System window.

  3. Select the Hardware tab in the System Properties window.

  4. Click Device Manager in the Hardware tab of the System Properties window.

  5. Find and then double-click the device you want to roll back the driver in the Device Manager window.

  6. Select the Driver tab in the device’s properties window.

  7. Click Roll Back Driver.

    Note: If the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out there are no previous version of that driver to roll back to.

  8. Click Yes if you’re very sure you want to roll back the driver.

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