How to remove old and useless drivers in Windows

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Updated 10-16-2023 10:55:50 AM 31864
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If you find that some of your newly installed devices are not working correctly or your Windows computer freezes frequently, you might want to consider removing old & unused device drivers in Windows 11/10/8/7.

1. Right-click on the Start menu and click on the Device Manager.

2. Click View tab and select Show hidden devices. Expand the branches in the device tree & look for the faded icons. These indicate unused device drivers.

Right-click on it and select Uninstall.

Please note that the ability to view hidden devices is enabled by default, but may be disabled by the administrator or system policy in some cases. If you are unable to find the "Show hidden devices" option in Device Manager, please contact your system administrator for assistance or to find out if there are other restrictions.

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