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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Managing Installed Drivers

If you’re having a hardware problem that you suspect is caused by a device driver, your first stop should be Device Manager. Open the properties dialog box for the device, and use the following buttons on the Driver tab to perform maintenance tasks:

  • Update Driver. This choice starts the Hardware Update Wizard.

  • Roll Back Driver. This option uninstalls the most recently updated driver and "rolls back" your system configuration to the previously installed driver. Unlike System Restore, this option affects only the selected device. If you have never updated the selected driver, this option is unavailable.

  • Uninstall. This button completely removes driver files and registry settings for the selected device. This option is available ...

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