Driver updates usually help you improve the performance of that device and system as a whole. If your system is not working fine (system crash or unusual behaviour) after the recent driver update or some device is not working well due to it, then you can consider below-mentioned steps to fix driver issues in Windows 8 and 10. You can also try these steps when the driver is outdated and causing issues.
How to Fix Driver Issues in Windows 8 and 10
Method 1: Roll Back Drivers
To use this method you need to fulfil two conditions:
- First, you need to log in as an administrator as Roll Back Driver feature only works when you are logged in as an administrator.
- Second, you need to ensure the previous version of the said driver is installed for the device on your system.
To use “Roll back driver” feature on your system, follow these steps.
- Go to Start menu and type “device manager” in the search box and select it from the given options. Alternatively, you can select it from the Control Panel.
- Expand one of the categories to select device Properties. To do this, right-click on the device and select “Properties”.
- Now under Properties window, select Driver tab. Here, you can click on “Roll Back Driver” button to roll back to the previously installed driver.
Alternatively, you can:
- Click on “Update Driver” button to update outdated drivers on Windows for this device.
- Click on “Disable” or “Uninstall” button to reinstall the device driver.
Method 2: Restore from a system restore point
Restore points on your system are usually created when you install the new app, a driver or Windows Update or when you create restore points manually. It helps you get back your system to the previous state prior to restore point was created. To access this feature, follow these steps.
- Go to Start menu > Control Panel.
- Search “Recovery” under Control Panel and select it from the given options.
- Under Recovery, click on “Open System Restore” button.
- Now under “System Restore” window click next to select the restore point you want to restore data from.
- Tap on Next again and then Finish to complete the process.
Note: It may be possible that system restore points are not visible to you as system protection isn’t turned on. To turn this on, go to Control Panel and search and select Recovery option. Now under Recovery go to Configure System Restore > Configure and check if “Turn on system protection” is selected.
Method 3: Manually From Device’s Website
Go to respective vendor site: Next step to fix driver issues in Windows 8 & 10 is to go to respective vendor’s website to find the updates and other security patches. It will help you get rid of problems with any driver issues on your system.
Method 4: Using Windows Driver Softwares
Use third-party tools: To fix driver issues on your system you can also try to use third-party software tools. These tools help you scan, find, download and install all latest drivers for your computer to improve system performance. One such tool is Advanced Driver Updater which finds all latest drivers on Internet and installs them on your system. It allows you to backup and restores your PC drivers whenever you want. Using this tool, you can schedule driver scans for easy use. Additionally, it offers driver exclusion feature to update drivers of your choice. It is compatible with all Windows versions.
Following above-mentioned steps, you can fix all issues related to drivers on your system. This simple steps can help you find and fix driver issues in almost all Windows versions including Windows 8 & 10.
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