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Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use

How to Use Display Driver Uninstaller to Uninstall any Installed Display Driver
Published by Arc
14 Apr 2015
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How to Use Display Driver Uninstaller to Uninstall any Installed Display Driver



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This tutorial will show you how to use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to uninstall the Insialled display driver completely from your system.

As a model, the current tutorial will uninstall Nvidia 347.88 WHQL driver. When this driver is installed in a computer, it appears in Programs and Features as
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-1.png


warning   Warning
You are suggested to reboot to Safe Mode before you start.

If you dont, the program will prompt you to do so when you will be in step 3. So to avoid duplication of work, better you do it before you start.


Here's how:
1. To obtain Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)
Use any of the following links:
Guru 3D: Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 14.3.0.0
MajorGeeks: Download Display Driver Uninstaller - MajorGeeks
2. Downloading and Extracting:
Download the program from either of the links. When done, extract the download on your desktop. The resulting files will be ....
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-2.png
Note that there is a 7-zip file after extraction. Now, double click on it. It will attempt to extract again, on your desktop. After the extraction is done, the resulting files will be ...
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-3.png
The first one, that is DDU is our required program.
3. Running DDU:
Run DDU now. Either double click on it or right click > run as administrator.

If you are already in Safe Mode, proceed to Step 4.

If you are not in Safe Mode, DDU will want you to reboot in Safe Mode.
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-4.png
Click on "Yes" ... it will reboot the computer to Safe Mode with DDU running. Otherwise you may close this dialog, boot to Safe Mode manually and re-run DDU there.
4. Selecting graphics driver:
Click on the drop down beside "Select Graphics Driver". It will give you the available Graphics driver option, that is
  • NVIDIA
  • AMD
  • INTEL
Select that one that is appropriate for you. I selected NVIDIA as my graphics card is.
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-5.png
Now you are almost done.
5. Final step of execution:
Click on the "Clear and Restart" button as recommended.
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-6.png
Click on the log box .... it will show the progress of the job. When done, your computer will be restarted.
6. That's it!
After restarting, now that is the situation in Programs and Features:
Display Driver Uninstaller: How to use-7.png
So all the items installed by NVIDIA are hereby uninstalled in a single go!
Hope it helps.


14 Apr 2015   #1
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Excellent!


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14 Apr 2015   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Thank you, Colin!
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14 Apr 2015   #3
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

Perfecto!
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14 Apr 2015   #4
Arc

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22 Apr 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Brilliant stuff Arc, bookmarked.
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22 Apr 2015   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Top Drawer Archie
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23 Apr 2015   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Brilliant stuff Arc, bookmarked.
Thank you, Gav.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Top Drawer Archie
Thank you, Maxie.

I am happy that you guys like it.
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24 Jul 2015   #8
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Amazing, thanks Arc for making this. This will replace the old link that has Driver Sweeper with it. Way to go, Archie!
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24 Jul 2015   #9
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

To whom may respond.

Hypothetically if I have had my Gainward 660Ti installed since my last build, and I have had driver updates on a few occasions.
Am I best off running this program to uninstall previous drivers before the install of the new updated drivers.
Is there a benefit to this line of thinking or will the new driver install take care of past driver uninstall.

Or perhaps this fix only applies if I change vendors.

Thank you for your response.

Wayne
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