Uninstall Graphics Driver in Windows 10/8/7 As Easy As Pie

By Enya Zhang  Graphic Issues  Driversgraphics   0 Comment

Looking to uninstall your graphics driver in your Windows 10/8/7? You’re in the right place.

Check out this post and you’ll get this done real quick! 😉

What I might want to know…

A graphics(aka. video card, GPU, display) driver is a tiny program in our computer that enables our graphics card to communicate with our operating system so that our graphics card can better do its job in controlling how graphics (images, videos, apps, animation, 3D) are displayed on our computer and improving them.

Your screen most certainly won’t lose any display at all after you uninstall the driver since Windows has its own basic built-in driver that takes the graphics rendering job from there.

But unless you want to uninstall the driver before you update it to the latest or you really know what you’re doing, you might not want to simply uninstall it as you might also face the poor screen resolution, blurry screen problems.

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The screenshots below are from Windows 10, but the steps also work in Windows 8 and 7.

Part 1: Uninstall your graphics driver

Part 2: Install the latest graphics driver

Part 1: Uninstall your graphics driver

Uninstalling your graphics driver from Device Manager can be just as easy as doing that with a driver uninstaller. Here’s how:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then type devmgmt.msc into the box and press Enter

  2. Locate and double-click on Display adapters (aka. Graphics cardVideo card). Then right-click on the item right below and click Uninstall device.

  3. Click Uninstall in the pop-up window.

  4. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Part 2: Install the latest graphics driver

As mentioned above, it’s ALWAYS recommended to have the latest display driver installed for improved computer performance(better visual effects to say the very least, especially for gamers).

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — 

Update your drivers manually – You can update your device drivers manually by going to your GPU card’s manufacturer’s website, and searching for the most recent correct driver for the exact device. Be sure to choose ONLY drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions.

OR

Update your drivers automatically  – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or  the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. 
    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your computer and enjoy!

There you go – easy steps to show you how to uninstall graphics drivers in your Windows 10/8/7. Hope this helps and feel free to drop us a comment if you have any further questions. 🙂

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