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Windows Vista: How to roll back a driver

Device drivers are often updated to add functionality or increase performance. Usually, installing the newest driver is a good thing, but sometimes there is a bug in the driver software, or the new driver is incompatible with your system, and you'll want to go back to the previous version. Windows saves a copy of the old driver, so you can easily "roll back" to the version that you know works.

To roll back a driver in Windows Vista, follow these steps:

A. Click the Vista orb to open the Start menu.

B. In the Search bar, type "device" and then click Device Manager in the list of results.

C. Click Continue when the User Account Control window pops up.

D. In the Device Manager, click on the plus sign (+) next to the appropriate category, and double click on the device that needs its driver rolled back.

E. Go to the Driver tab, and click the Roll Back Driver button.

F. Follow the system prompts.

If the Roll Back Driver button is grayed out, that means there is no previous version of the driver to roll back to. You can visit the device manufacturer's web page and try to find an older version of the driver there.

It's important to note that rolling back a driver installs whichever version of the driver you had loaded on your system, not the second most recent version. So if you had version 1.0 installed for your wireless keyboard, then you updated to version 3.4, rolling back your driver would reinstall version 1.0, no matter how many versions had been released between the two.

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If your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers or you might need to download one


http://download.cnet.com/nvidia-graphics-driver-windows/3000-2108_4-10630932.htmlI Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v266.58 WHQL drivers
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  4. click 'device manager'
  5. right click ' sound card'
  6. click 'update driver'
To remove the xp the xp update
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  2. control panel
  3. add remove programs
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