FAQ - Drivers: How to use Driver Roll Back to Restore Old Drivers

How to use Driver Roll Back to Restore Old Drivers after ones get corrupted or lost.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click on Control Panel.
  3. Make sure you're in Classic View and then open the System applet.
  4. In the System Properties dialog box, click on the Hardware tab.
  5. On the Hardware tab, click on the Device Manager button.
  6. In the Device Manager window, expand the device that's giving you problems.
  7. Right click on the device and click the Properties command.
  8. In the device's Properties dialog box, click on the driver tab.
  9. On the driver tab, click the Roll Back Driver button.
  10. You may need to restart the computer. Restart the computer if instructed to do so.
  11. Now your device will work again using the old driver. Also, make sure to let the vendor know that their new driver didn't work!

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    Category: Software     Platform: Windows XP
    Document #: 485     Author: Michael Leonard    
    Last Modified by: Cynthia Senicka on 04/29/2008