We humans believe, or I should say follow a false myth that new is always better. The best example I can give to prove this statement wrong is the latest update of my graphics driver.
Till I was on my old display driver everything worked smooth. None of the games crashed, no blue screens, no problem with the FPS et al. But last week when I updated the driver to its latest build, I was gifted each of the abovementioned problems on a platter.
Cool tip: Backing up the default software drivers in Windows is a prudent thing to do so make sure you check our drivers backup article too.
Though there’s an option for System Restore which could have helped me restore my computer and hence the driver to an earlier state, I didn’t want to loose all the settings and files I made changes to after the update. Recovering shadow copy doesn’t work in this scenario and the worst thing is that this isn’t a single file we are talking about.
The easiest remedy is to roll back to your previous drivers. Going back to your old drivers is very easy in windows, even easier than installing them. Here’s how you go about it in Windows 7:
Step 1: Right-click on the Computer icon (on the desktop or from the start menu) and click the Manage option.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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