A graphics driver is an essential component of our computer system. It allows the operating system of your device and programs to read your computer’s graphics hardware. Without it, the display of your screen won’t show anything and you will not be able to experience the varied features of your device. There are many programs which run through graphics driver such as games, animated videos and so on.
But at a certain point in time, these drivers become outdated and you have to update it manually so that you can get the best out of your hardware. Sometimes, the graphics driver starts to work inappropriately and in this situation, all you can do is uninstall the driver and reinstall it. In this article, you will workarounds to uninstall it and also to reinstall the drivers again for better performance.
Steps to uninstall Graphics driver in Windows 10
Follow the steps given below to uninstall drivers from “Programs and Features” tab:
- To begin the process, first of all, open the “Run” box by pressing Win + R.
- Here, type “Control Panel” in the search bar and press the “Enter” key.
- When the control panel opens, locate the entry for graphics drivers.
- After locating it, right-click on it and tap on the “Uninstall” option.
- This action will uninstall the driver from your device and to completely remove it you have to restart your computer.
Read the related article – How to uninstall programs on Windows 10?
Guide to uninstall AMD graphics drivers
- From your Windows device, right-click on the Windows button.
- Now, navigate to the“Control Panel” from the Context Menu.
- From here, select “Programs and Features” followed by AMD software.
- Further, click on the “Uninstall” option and go to the next step.
- When asked “Are you sure you want to uninstall the AMD driver?” by the uninstaller, select the “Yes” option.
- This will begin the uninstallation process and your screen may go black during this process.
- Restart your device to completely get rid of the software.
How do I uninstall the NVIDIA graphics driver?
- Open the Control Panel and click on the “Uninstall a program” option. You may find it below the “Programs” tab.
- When you see the list of all programs and applications installed on your computer, scroll down to find “NVIDIA graphics driver” and then click on it.
- From here, tap on the “Uninstall/Change” button and your screen will turn black for a while.
- When the process completes, click on the “Restart Now” option to save the changes.
Steps to uninstall the Intel graphics driver
- The first thing you have to do is press the Win + X keys together.
- Now, select “Apps and Features” from the list of options.
- From here, open the “Add/Remove Programs” window.
- After this, locate the entry for “Intel Graphics Driver”.
- Further, you have to right-click the Intel Graphics Driver.
- Finally, click on the “Uninstall” button and do as prompted by the Intel Installation Framework window.
- In the end, restart the complete to finish the uninstallation process of the Intel graphics driver.
The process to uninstall graphics driver using Display Driver Uninstaller DDU
- Download the latest version of Display Driver Uninstaller and extract it.
- After choosing the extract location, click on the “Extract” option.
- When the tool is extracted, double click on its icon to start it.
- Now you will see a warning message asking you to use the tool in Safe Mode.
- Select the “Safe Mode” option and click on the “Reboot” button.
- When DDU opens, choose the graphics driver from the menu on the right if DDU does not detect it automatically.
- Finally, select the Clean and restart button from the three options.
- Now, you have to wait while Display Driver Uninstaller removes the driver.
(Note: It is recommended to re-install the graphics driver in order to get the most out of your hardware and enjoy the graphics experience at its peak.)
How to re-install graphics drivers?
You can reinstall the driver easily if you have previously uninstalled it:
- The first step is to open the “Device Manager”.
- From here, click on the “Display adapters” to expand this section.
- Now, right-click on the Intel, NVIDIA, or AMD graphics driver (whichever your PC has).
- Tap on the “Update Driver Software” option or click on “Browse my computer for driver software”.
- Again tap on the “Browse” option and locate the directory where you can find driver files.
- After this, click on the “Next” option to begin installing the driver.
- You may be prompted to reboot the computer in the end.
Hopefully, you have found out the solution for resolving your queries regarding the graphics driver. If not, you can seek expert advice and fix your issues instantly.