Roll Back to the Previous Version of a Driver

Have you ever installed a device driver that makes your system unstable? I know I have. Well, in Windows XP you can roll back such a change if it causes you problems! To go back to the previous driver for a device:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double?click Computer Management, and then click Device Manager in the left pane.
  4. Right?click the device for which you’d like to roll back the drivers, and then click Properties.
  5. On Driver tab of the Properties dialog box, click Roll Back Driver, and follow the wizard’s instructions.

It’s that simple, although you need to be an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure.