Driver issues are pretty common in Windows 10. Sometimes, a new driver update doesn’t go well with the Windows 10 version you are running and results in Blue Screen of Death. Thankfully, the issue can be fixed by rolling back the driver. This feature is available inside the Device Manager settings. Using the roll back driver feature, you can reverse a driver update to its previous version. Let’s see how you can roll back a driver in a Windows 10 PC.
Roll Back a Driver on Windows 10
1. Press the Win + R buttons on your keyboard to open the Run command.
2. In the blank field, type
devmgmt.msc and hit the Enter button.
Alternatively, you can right-click on the Start menu button on the taskbar below and select “Device Manager” from the list of options.
3. In the Device Manager window, select the driver you wish to roll back the driver update for.
4. Right-click on the preferred driver, and select the “Properties” option.
5. The “Properties” window will open. Select the “Driver” tab, and you will see the option “Roll Back Driver.”
6. Once you press the “Roll Back Driver” option, you will be asked why are you rolling back. You can either select the answer to this question from the list of options or enter it manually. Hit the “Yes” button, and you are all set for driver rollback.
You can use the roll back driver option in Windows 10 before you go ahead and uninstall the problematic driver. Notably, if the previous version of the driver is working fine, then there is no need to uninstall it from your PC.
What If Roll Back Driver Option Is Greyed Out?
Another thing to note here is there are several users for whom the “Roll Back Driver” option under the Device Manager setting is greyed out. This means you won’t be able to roll back a driver to the previous version on Windows 10.
This usually happens because the OS installed on your PC does not have the previous version of the driver files.
All you need to do is visit the device manufacturer’s website and download the copy of the driver version that you wanted to roll back to. Do make sure to uninstall any other versions of the driver from your PC before installing the previous version.
Rolling back the driver to its previous version is an easy method and it can help you fix system-breaking glitches to minor bugs that you might have been facing with the drivers. You can also view recently updated drivers to find out which driver is causing trouble.