Mar 262008

It isn’t an untold stroy that there is every little chance that a Driver update for an installed device on your computer can make the system or the device unstable. Uninstalling the installed driver and then reinstalling the old functional driver can be trying. Well, a quickest solution would to be to restore the system to a previous known good working restore point.

But, let’s make it even more simpler. Windows XP & Windows 2003 have the option to Roll Back the newly installed driver back to the previous one. This is easy and time saving should you decide to Roll back the drivers.

To Roll back a Device Driver in Windows XP & Windows 2003

1. Right-click “My Computer” and Select Properties.

2. Click Hardware tab and click “Device Manager” button.

3. In the list, right-click the device which you want to rollback the drivers and select “Properties”. Here I show a Broadcomm Network Card

Windows Device Manager Driver Roll Back
4. Click “Driver” tab and click the “Roll Back Driver” button and click OK when prompted to confirm.

This should roll back the drivers to the previously installed driver.

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  3 Responses to “How to Roll Back a Device Driver update in Windows XP & 2003”

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  2. this works great with me. thanks.

  3. thanks for the good tip, works with me very well.

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