Driver issues are the most common issues that trouble computer users. Windows 8 being the latest OS in the market, it is obvious that most of the Windows 8 issues would be Driver related. The Windows 8 support center says that things get worse when users continue adjusting the old drivers for the new OS. The Windows 8 support team says that it’s better to uninstall the old drivers and install new, compatible drivers to avoid those issues.
If you don’t know how to uninstall your old drivers, then this Windows 8 support article will be all what you need. Windows 8 Developer preview users encounter driver issues including corrupt or missing issues in sound card drivers, video or printer drivers. Whatever the issue may be, the Windows 8 support team advices that you uninstall your current drivers and install the new drivers.
Just follow these simple Windows 8 support guidelines.
Windows 8 support on uninstalling old drivers
- Click ‘Start’->Control Panel-> double click Programs and features.
- Windows 8 support team asks you to spot the driver that you want to uninstall. Right click the driver and click “Uninstall”. Click “Yes” when prompted for confirmation. The Windows 8 support team reminds you to restart the PC.
- Close the ‘Programs and Features’ Window.
- You can also uninstall only a device driver, without uninstalling the configuration utility, if one exists, by clicking Start->Control panel-> Device manager. Click “Continue” when User Account Control (UAC) prompt appears.
- Click on the device you want to uninstall.
- Right click on that device and select “Properties”.
- Windows 8 support team then asks you to click on the “Driver” tab and click “Uninstall”. Please check the box for “Delete the Driver Software for this device”.
- To end the procedure, close the Device Manager.
You can then reboot the computer for the changes to take effect.