2 simple and effective methods to roll back the drivers for the NVIDIA graphics card on your Windows 11 device.
Rolling back the drivers is a feature that helps you go to a previous version of a driver. The feature comes in really handy when a currently installed hardware driver exhibits issues that render your device difficult to use or disables the hardware component entirely.
Thankfully, you can roll back the driver by either using the Windows Device Manager or quickly searching for older versions of the driver on the Nvidia website. Both methods are quite easy and simple. Follow the instructions mentioned below and you will be done before you know it.
1. Roll Back Driver Using Device Manager
Rolling back the drivers using the Device Manager is easily the fastest approach of the two.
First, head to the Start Menu and type Device Manager in the search field to perform a search. Then, from the search results, click on the ‘Device Manager’ tile to continue.
Next, double-click on the ‘Graphics driver’ option to expand the section. Then, right-click on the ‘Nvidia’ graphics driver and click on the ‘Properties’ option. This will open a new window on the screen.
Then, click on the ‘Driver’ tab and then click on the ‘Roll Back Driver’ button to proceed. If the button is greyed out, it simply means the previous version of the driver is not available on the system, or the last update was a major one. To roll back the driver in such a case, head to the next section.
Otherwise, a Driver Package rollback window will open. Select any reason for rolling back the driver and click ‘Yes’. The driver will be rolled back to an earlier version.
2. Download the Driver from Nvidia Website
If you are unable to roll back the driver using the Device Manager, you will have to uninstall the currently installed driver on your device and then download and install the desired driver from the official Nvidia website.
To uninstall the driver, first, head to the Start Menu and type Control to perform a search. Then, from the search results, click on the Control Panel tile to proceed.
Then, click on the ‘Programs & Features’ option to continue.
Next, find the ‘Nvidia Graphics Driver’ option and click on it to select it. After that, click on the ‘Uninstall’ button to proceed. This will open a new window on the screen.
Now, from the separately opened window, click on the ‘Uninstall’ button to proceed.
Once uninstalled, restart your PC to let all the changes take effect.
Once restarted, head to www.nvidia.com/Download using your preferred browser to download the driver. First, select the ‘Product Type’ using the dropdown menu. Next, select the ‘Product Series’, and then select the ‘Product’ using the respective dropdown menu.
After that, select ‘Windows 11’ under the ‘Operating System’ dropdown menu. After that, select the ‘DCH’ option from the dropdown menu under the ‘Windows Driver Type’ option. Select your desired ‘Language’ and then choose the ‘Recommended’ option from the dropdown under the ‘Recommended/Certified’ field. Finally, click on the ‘Search’ option.
You will then be able to see the list of drivers by release date on your screen. Click on the driver you wish to install.
After that, click on the ‘Download’ button to continue.
Next, click on the ‘Download’ button again to initiate the download.
Once downloaded, double-click on the
.EXE file to run the installation.
After that, a dialog will appear on your screen, click on the ‘OK’ button to continue.
Once the driver has been installed, restart your device to let the changes take effect. You have now successfully rolled back the Nvidia driver on your computer.
There you go, people. Using the methods mentioned above, you can easily roll back the Nvidia drivers on your computer.