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How do you uninstall drivers in Windows 7?

To uninstall any drivers that are not in use, or did not install completely:

  1. Open Start Menu and right click on Computer and select Properties.
  2. From the left side panel, click on Advanced system settings and click on Environment Variables.
  3. Now under the User variables box, click on New and type devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices in the Variable Name text box & 1 in the Variable Value box. This will set a flag to allow you to now view unused devices.
  4. Now type devmgmt.msc in start search and hit Enter to open the Device Manager.
  5. Click View tab and select Show hidden devices. Expand the branches in the device tree & look for the faded icons. These indicate unused device drivers.
  6. Right click on it and select Uninstall then reboot.
  7. After rebooting install the new drivers then reboot.
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