How do I rollback the video driver to a previous version?
Start > Control Panel > (top right corner, View By: Small Icons) > Device Manager
In Device Manager:
- Display Adapter > right-click __________, choose Uninstall > check the box that states "Delete driver software". This will take a few minutes, please be patient. Once completed, *DO NOT RESTART*, choose "Restart Later". Your screen will become much bigger in resolution; this is normal.
- Proceed to > Sound, video, and game controllers > right-click Hi-Def Audio > Uninstall. Do this for all four devices. *DO NOT RESTART.*
- Start menu > Control Panel > Programs and Features > scroll down the alphabetical list to Nvidia > right-click, Uninstall/Remove. Proceed with all Nvidia programs currently in the list.
- Now you may SHUT DOWN the system. *DO NOT RESTART.*
- After 5 seconds, you may restart the system.
- Upon entering Windows, you may encounter a message that states it is installing device drivers; then it will let you know the device is ready to use. This is the installation of Windows' own default display drivers. If you look in Device Manager, under Display Adapter, it will now say "Standard VGA." If it says you have the Nvidia driver, then steps 1-5 were not followed properly.
- Next, go out to the internet. Whether your browser is Firefox, Chrome, or Explorer, there is no preference here. You will need to go to www.nvidia.com and click on USA.
- From www.nvidia.com, click on Download Drivers, scroll down to Additional Software and Drivers. Under Drivers, click on Beta and Archived Drivers.
- Under Advanced Driver Search, make sure the following specs are chosen:
Product Type: GeForce
Product Series: ________
Operating System: Windows 7
- Click Search. A driver list will appear under the Search button. Choose the _______ Release Date.
- Download the driver to your system, accept the licensing agreement, and please be patient as this will take a few minutes.
- Install the driver to your system and accept the licensing agreement. Please choose Express Installation for the driver. At the end of the Installation Wizard, it will ask you to restart the system. DO NOT RESTART THE SYSTEM, choose "Restart Later."
- Closeout all programs and windows. Shut down the system; after 5 seconds, you may restart. Your screen should now look normal and the resolution should be the way it was before we uninstalled the driver. Shut down, wait 5 seconds, and restart the system again.
- You have completed the reinstallation of the driver to a previous version. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800.303.7866 on Mondays through Fridays during the hours of 11am-8pm EST.