How to Install old NVIDIA Drivers in Windows 10

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As per the latest updates from Microsoft through Windows 10, most of the users have given the report facing various issues with the graphics card improper functioning or full failing of it. Such an issue applies only to the NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units(GPUs). Makers of the MS Windows have released the updates of new ones who have given the attempt in solving the issues through the results vary between the various configurations of PC and different devices.

If you are going through with such issues in the GPU, then the given guide will help you in rolling back to the drivers of NVIDIA in the Windows 10. Most of the issues have the Blue Screens at the time of attempting the run games, FPS (Frame Rates per Second), and also the intermittent failures when they give a try for running the games of specific ones.

As the updating of the drivers can do the boosting of the performance of PC and gives the various features for the gaming experience. Though most of the companies are responsible for the various parts of the computer architecture, issues of compatibility that appears between the various updates that are pushed by the different kinds of vendors. Through rolling back to the drivers to the version of the previous one can do the fixation of the issues of compatibility.

Rollback NVIDIA Drivers in Windows 10

Windows gives the ability for rolling back in the driver of the event where you have faced various issues after the update. As the process is simple here. Last year the fall update from the corrupted Windows the DNS has recorded and has created various issues with most of the device drivers. It results that if you will roll back to the previous version of the driver, then you may still get the issues and it means that you have to do the installation in a clear form.

Here we have explained the guide with both of the scenarios.

Rolling Back NVIDIA Driver through the Windows Device Manager

As Windows Device Manager is the place where you perform the managing as well as updating the device drivers of the PC. You can also perform the uninstallation and disabling of all of the devices by the use of Device Manager. If you are in use of the NVIDIA GeForce Experience for managing the drivers, then you will get the best results by the use of Device Manager for rolling back of the drivers.

Follow the given steps for it:-

Step 1

Firstly, open the Device Manager through the Window + S  and typing there Device manager in the search bar. For the opening of the application, do the selection of the upward result.

Step 2

Now in the Device Manager, do the scrolling down of the screen and get the location of the section of Display Adapters. Click on the arrow for the expansion of the given list.

Step 3

Now you will get the list of all of the GPUs that are available there currently on the PC. Do the selection of the NVIDIA device and use the RHMB( Right Hand Mouse Button) for accessing of the Context Menu.

Step 4

Then on the menu of Context, do the selection of the Properties for opening the Device Properties Window.

Step 5

After that, from the Window of Properties, get the location of the Device Status, do the review of the driver details, and then search there for the additional information about the settings of the resource.

Step 6

For rolling back of the GPU driver, do the selection of the Drivers Tab.

Step 7

Now on the tab of Drivers get the view of the driver details, the uninstallation of the device, updating of the drivers, rollback of the driver, or disabling of the GPU completely.

Here we have the explanation of the options-

UpdateDriver– It gives the allowance for the use of Windows Update Wizard.

Driver Details- It shows the current files as well as the locations of the drivers of the device.

Rollback Driver– Gives the allowance for the reverting of the driver version of the previous one.

DisableDevice– It shuts the device down in a temporary form.

Uninstall Device– It performs the removal of the current driver and gives support to the software through the PC.

Step 8

Do the selection of the Roll Back Driver to the version of the previous one in which you were in use before the update of the latest type.

Step 9

Windows will ask for a request by providing the reason why you are rolling back to the driver. It is for the tracking of the issues with the drivers and providing the service of a better one to the other users in the future.

Step 10

You have to do the selection of the option which will apply to the issue of a specific one. If the GPU is not working with the driver of the latest one, then it is the information of a valuable one for Microsoft to take a proper check for the selection of the reason. Though if you have any of the issues of the stability with the drivers of the latest one, then do the selection of the Previous Version of the driver that appears to be more Reliable.

Step 11

Then click on the Yes button for reverting to the previous NVIDIA device driver.

Step 12

Windows will do uninstalling the current driver and will reinstall the version of the previous one in the background. As the process runs, you will not be able to access the Window of Driver Properties. As the process gets completed, see that the tab of Driver shows the version of the previous driver other than the last one which you were in use before.

Use of the Older Driver if the option of Rollback is not there

If you don’t have the option for rolling back of the driver, then it means that you have installed in the clean form of the version in the latest one. In such a case, you can revert to the version of the previous one, through uninstalling the latest version and Downloading the Older one from the website of NVIDIA.

Such a method is not in most of the use though can be performed by the users if they require.

Managing the NVIDIA GPU Drivers with the Driver Support

You can go for the use of Driver Support for managing of the NVIDIA GPU Drivers as well as the other devices. The driver support shows only the use of the latest drivers that are signed for the hardware of the PC. If you will download and will register to the software.

The Driver Support will do the creation of the inventory of the PC hardware as well as of the devices and will do the installation of the updated drivers in an automatic form. Also, you can take a backup of all of the drivers and can do the restoration of the previous driver if you will run in any of the issues with the version of the new one.

As per the latest updates from Microsoft through Windows 10, most of the users have given the report facing various issues with the graphics card improper functioning or full failing of it. Such an issue applies only to the NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units(GPUs)
For improvement of the performance of the PC and for recovering from the issues of Driver you can install the Driver Support for better results.

Final Words

Here we have discussed how you can do the installation of the old NVIDIA Drivers in Windows 10. Give a read to the above method and then Perform them for your access. Also, go for the reading of our more topics.

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Vedanti Kohli

Vedanti is a tech geek who enjoys toying with new technology and gadgets. In his final year of CA, he left out to pursue his love. He has more than seven years of experience as a consumer tech journalist, and he publishes how-to manuals, comparisons, listicles, and explainers for both B2B and B2C apps and services.