How do I run Device Driver Roll Back if my new driver does not work?
Device Driver Roll Back reinstalls the driver used previously and restores any driver settings that were changed when the new driver was added. It affects no other files or settings.
Printer drivers cannot be restored with Device Driver Roll Back.
You cannot roll back drivers for all functions of a multifunction device simultaneously. You must roll back each driver separately. For example, if you have a multifunction device that provides audio and modem functionality, you must roll back the modem driver and the audio driver separately.
You cannot uninstall a driver by using Device Driver Roll Back. You must use the uninstall feature in Device Manager to do this.
Use the following steps to roll back a driver.
- From the Windows Vista default Start menu, click Control Panel.
- In Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click Device Manager.
- In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
- In Device Manager, select the device for which Roll Back Driver needs to be used. From the Action menu, click Properties.
Note: Most entries in Device Manager have the Roll Back Driver feature. In this example, the Network adapter is used.
- In the Properties dialog box for the selected device, click the Driver tab, and then click Roll Back Driver.
- When prompted to roll back the previous driver, click Yes.
- The driver is changed back to the previous driver. The Driver name, Driver Provider, Driver Date, Driver Version, and Digital Signer change to the corresponding driver. In the Properties dialog box for the selected device, click Close.
- If prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.