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Windows 7: Reinstall All Drivers

18 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 prem. home x64
Reinstall All Drivers

What is the correct way to uninstall and install all my drivers? I am being plagued with corrupt drivers and would like to uninstall all of them and go back to the original ones. My issue is if I go to device manager and uninstall the device (checking uninstall drivers) wont the computer crash?

I have recently tried the Repair Install with no luck of it actually letting me reinstall drivers. I am also trying to avoid formatting and reinstalling the OS again. I just recently got the machine up and running again and my Wife will kill me if I cannot turn this over fairly quickly. Amazing how addicting email and facebook can be LOL.

Thanks for any advise!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

I have used this method to achieve just that, get rid of all installed device drivers and reinstall them.

Method one on that tutorial applies to you. Please read the activation status warning in the beginning of the tutorial carefully before proceeding. You can forget step 6 in tutorial, jump from step 5 to step 7.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 prem. home x64

Absolutely Awesome! thanks!

Can this be done on the hard disk windows is currently on?

Then do i boot like normal?

Essentially does this generalize my current Windows installation?
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