To play a media file or PC games, you need a graphics card. NVIDIA is one of the leading companies to design graphics cards to provide for your fast-paced gaming computer. NVIDIA keeps on updating its graphics driver’s version to stay updated.
Therefore, to keep up the performance of your driver and therefore PC, you need to update NVIDIA driver from time to time. As redundant or outdated drivers might cause a number of problems for Windows computer. The signs of an outdated driver are shown in several ways –
- High CPU usage due to NVIDIA driver.
- Unable to stream games inflow.
- Audio and video are not in sync.
How Do I Uninstall NVIDIA Driver?
To begin with the uninstallation of a driver, there are quite a few things to keep in mind. The graphics driver is important and once you remove them from your system, a number of malfunctions will occur. In that case you need to perform a fresh install of graphics card driver to keep it running.
Let’s begin with the Uninstall. Follow the simple steps which are common for Windows.
First, we remove the NVIDIA driver from the Device Manager.
Step 1: Open Device Manager from Search in Start Menu.
Step 2: Move to Display Adapters and choose NVIDIA’s driver.
Step 3: Right click on the selected driver to get options. Click on Uninstall Device.
To delete the Program files, we proceed with the following steps:
Step 1: Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu> Settings.
Step 2: Go to Programs and click on Uninstall a program.
Step 3: Locate NVIDIA graphics driver and click on Uninstall.
Step 4: Once you are done with main component removed, we move forward to delete other entries. The residual needs to be removed completely from the system before making a fresh start.
Step 5: Open File Explorer from search options.
Step 6: Go to Hidden folders and check the folder to show all of the available files and folders related to NVIDIA.
Step 7: Select all the files and folders related to NVIDIA and right-click to delete.
This is the manual method to get most of the NVIDIA driver to be removed from the Windows PC.
Step 8: Go to Registry Editor.
NOTE: Please make sure you take a backup before making any changes to the Registry. As this is not reversible and cause the computer to malfunction. It would be better to move forward with the steps only if you are proficient to take a backup. To take backup, open Registry Editor and go to File->Export. Save the registry backup file on a preferred location.Find all the empty entries in the name of NVIDIA and remove them.
Once you are done with all the entries removed, restart your computer to apply the changes.
How To Install NVIDIA Graphics Card Driver?
If you are replacing the old driver or getting a reinstall for the current graphics driver, it is advisable to get a third-party tool. Windows latest updates start searching for all the updates related to the newly installed graphics card. But for additional security, we recommend you use Advanced Driver Updater.
It is a driver updater which will search for all the missing driver required by your system. The tool is compatible with all versions of Windows
Download Advanced Driver updater from the link below.
After installation, it will show you the current report for the device drivers of the system. You can then click on Update all to stay updated or choose a few from the driver’s list to be updated. After a few moments, a scan will begin which will fend Device driver’s updates from the manufacturer’s website.
Once your NVIDIA’s driver is updated, you can see the graphics to be working perfectly for Windows. Easy to use and all the communications with the hardware run smoothly with the help of Advanced Driver Updater.
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Keeping the device drivers updated is important however when graphics card driver becomes redundant, sometimes you need to Uninstall them as well. We hope you are able to remove all the traces of the NVIDIA driver from your computer. Once finished with it, you need to reinstall the graphics driver for fresh start. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep getting regular updates in your mailbox. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.