Devices Uninstall Driver in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a driver for a device in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

When a device is connected to your PC, Windows will usually automatically install drivers for it, or you may have to manually install the device's driver software.

Sometimes it might be necessary to uninstall a driver if it is causing issues, or you no longer need the driver after removing the device it's for.

References:


You must be signed in as an administrator to uninstall a driver.



Contents





Option One

Uninstall Driver in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Apps on the left side, and click/tap on Apps & features or Installed apps on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Uninstall_driver_in_Settings-1.png

3 Click/tap on the 3 dots button for the driver (ex: "NVIDIA Graphics Driver") you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshots below)

Uninstall_driver_in_Settings-2.png

4 Click/tap on Uninstall to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5 Follow any other instructions by the driver's uninstaller.

6 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Uninstall Driver in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.

2 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)
  • Click/tap on the driver (ex: "NVIDIA Graphics Driver") you want to uninstall.
  • Select the driver (ex: "NVIDIA Graphics Driver") you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall on the toolbar.
  • Right click or press and hold on the app (ex: "NVIDIA Graphics Driver") you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall.
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3 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

4 Follow any other instructions by the driver's uninstaller.

5 When finished, you can close the Control Panel if you like.




Option Three

Uninstall Driver in Device Manager


1 Open Device Manager (devmgmt.msc).

2 Click/tap on View on the menu bar, and click/tap on Show hidden devices to check it. (see screenshot below)

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3 Expand open the type of device (ex: "Display adapters") you want. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Right click on the device (ex: "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti") you want to uninstall along with its driver, and click/tap on Uninstall device. (see screenshot below)

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5 In the confirmation dialog, check Attempt to remove the driver for this device or Delete the driver software for this device (if available), and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshot below)

Uninstall_driver_in_Device_Manager-3.png

6 Follow any other instructions by the driver's uninstaller.

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7 When finished, you can close Device Manager if you like.




Option Four

Uninstall Driver in Command Prompt


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter to see a list of all 3rd party drivers from the driver store. (see screenshots below step 3).

dism /online /get-drivers /format:table

3 Make note of the Published Name (ex: "oem13.inf") of the driver (NVIDIA) you want to uninstall. (see screenshots below)

Uninstall_driver_command-1.png
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4 Type the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

pnputil /delete-driver <Published Name> /uninstall /force

Substitute <Published Name> in the command above with the actual Published Name (ex: "oem13.inf") of the driver (NVIDIA) you want to uninstall from step 3.

For example: pnputil /delete-driver oem13.inf /uninstall /force


Uninstall_driver_command-3.png

5 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal (Admin).




Option Five

Uninstall Driver in Command Prompt at Boot


1 Open a command prompt at boot.

2 Type the command below into the command prompt at boot, and press Enter to see a list of all 3rd party drivers from the driver store. (see screenshot below step 3).

dism /image:c:\ /get-drivers /format:table

3 Make note of the Published Name (ex: "oem1.inf") of the driver (printer) you want to uninstall. (see screenshot below)

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4 Type the command below into the command prompt at boot, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

dism /image:c:\ /remove-driver /driver:<Published Name>

Substitute <Published Name> in the command above with the actual Published Name (ex: "oem13.inf") of the driver (NVIDIA) you want to uninstall from step 3.

For example: dism /image:c:\ /remove-driver /driver:oem1.inf


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5 When finished, close the command prompt at boot.

6 Click/tap on Continue to exit and continue to Windows 11. (see screenshot below)

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Option Six

Uninstall Driver in Autoruns


Autoruns is a free standalone EXE file that will not install anything on your computer.


1 Download Autoruns.


2 Save the Autoruns.zip file to your desktop.

3 Unblock the Autoruns.zip file.

4 Extract All from the Autoruns.zip file.

5 Right click on the appropriate Autoruns.exe (32-bit), Autoruns64.exe (64-bit), or Autoruns64a.exe (ARM64) file for your Windows 10/11, and click/tap on Run as administrator. (see screenshot below)

Autoruns-1.png

6 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

7 Click/tap on the Drivers tab in Autoruns. (see screenshot below step 8)

8 Right click on the driver you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Delete. (see screenshot below)

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9 Click/tap on OK to confirm. (see screenshot below)

Autoruns-3.png

10 When finished, you can close Autoruns if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Hey Brink, In the case of removing a AMD/Nvidia graphics driver, do you not feel that using DDU is a better option than regular driver removal methods?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3880
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Hey Brink, In the case of removing a AMD/Nvidia graphics driver, do you not feel that using DDU is a better option than regular driver removal methods?

Hello, :-)

Using the DDU in that case would be best since it's specific for that driver. I just used NVIDIA as an example in the tutorial.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
This tutorial should be very useful for those who need to uninstall an incompatible driver that stops Memory Integrity from being turned on.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
Hi Shawn,
What about windows automatically reinstalling unwanted devices? I have that problem and many others on W10 forums complain about the same thing. Not sure if this reinstalling is happening offline or online (in my case the unwanted device is "Microsoft Streaming Service proxy" supposedly an audio relic from Office 365 without proper drivers) that I uninstall and is immediately reinstalled by windows. I tried to block it in “Device Installation Settings” (see attached) without any results. I also attached the installation Events.
Thanks
Frank
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 22H2 build: 22621.1928
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/Aspire5 515-54G-70AG
    CPU
    Intel i7-10510U CPU 1.8 GHZ
    Motherboard
    Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium, firmware version 3.2
    Memory
    8 GB 1333.3 MHz Dual channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC255 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full HD TN 16"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 220 NITS
    Hard Drives
    SATA mechanical 1TB TOSHIBA HDWL110 X1UGPHELT 5600 rpm
    PSU
    Murata battery AP18C4k (31CP5/81/68) Li-Polymer Battery Pack, full capacity 46620 mWh 11.4V
    Case
    Polycarbonate with a metal panel lid
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Keyboard
    US
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    15 mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    2022 Intel diplay driver: gfx_win_101.3413_101.2111.exe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 23H2 build 22631.3880
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivobook K3502Z S15 15" OLED
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen. i7 12700H, 14 cores, 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6P+8E cores)
    Motherboard
    Alder Lake-H, 1700-4700 MHz clock rate
    Memory
    8GB LPDDR4 on board + 8GB LPDDR4 3200 MHz in Dual Channel.
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe supports up to 4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz
    Sound Card
    Harman Kardon - DTS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED 15.6inch 2.8K (2880 x 1620)
    Screen Resolution
    16:9 aspect ratio 0.2ms response time 120Hz refresh rate, 550nits
    Hard Drives
    512GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 PCIe 4.0 SSD, Micron_2450_MTFDKBA512TFK
    PSU
    90-Watt USB charger (Thunderbolt4)
    Case
    Metal lid, plastic case
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Keyboard
    With adjustable backlight
    Internet Speed
    ISP provides 15 mb/s WIFI LTE (4G), laptop WIFI 6 adapter.
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    BIOS American Megatrends International, LLC. 10.1.2.312, 13/03/2024. Network adapter: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 160 MHz
Hi Shawn,
What about windows automatically reinstalling unwanted devices? I have that problem and many others on W10 forums complain about the same thing. Not sure if this reinstalling is happening offline or online (in my case the unwanted device is "Microsoft Streaming Service proxy" supposedly an audio relic from Office 365 without proper drivers) that I uninstall and is immediately reinstalled by windows. I tried to block it in “Device Installation Settings” (see attached) without any results. I also attached the installation Events.
Thanks
Frank

Hello Frank, :-)

Hopefully, any driver installed by Windows Update wouldn't be considered incompatible.

Trying to prevent Windows Update from installing something is getting almost impossible these days with anything you do usually getting reset at some point.

You could try this below.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hello Frank, :-)

Hopefully, any driver installed by Windows Update wouldn't be considered incompatible.

Trying to prevent Windows Update from installing something is getting almost impossible these days with anything you do usually getting reset at some point.

You could try this below.

Hello Shawn,
When learning more about this "ksfilter.inf" (MS Streaming Service Proxy device) it looks like this is a "left over" from my old W10 OS when I migrated to W11, I wonder if I move this ksfilter.inf (with a .bak or .old extension) to a dummy folder would that not stop windows from installing that device or will it cause a BSOD because it is a Kernel driver? Related sys files to this device are:
MSKSSRV.sys
KSThunk.sys
But I cannot find a service to disable these from starting.
I keep that MS streaming device disabled for the time being and everything runs smoothly, booting is a bit slow with a Black screen for 3 sec.
I believe that the whole issue is caused by the brand new Intel Display driver that I installed, may roll back to the 2019 Acer VGA driver but that one caused Event error 4101 after Core Isolation was activated. I have no errors or issues with the new Intel display driver except for that pesky MS streaming services proxy device that pops up after I uninstalled it (there is no option to delete the driver in Device Manager).
I ran your .reg file and used: Hardware ID: "SW\\{96E080C7-143C-11D1-B40F-00A0C9223196}" for 1:
Windows loaded it now as an Unknown Device (policy not allowed?) and I uninstalled it again, will see if it comes back...
It came back as Unknown Device so I will reverse the reg file and uninstall the Unknown Device.

Maybe I am getting a break here: No new device was installed so far, maybe your reg. edit broke the auto install loop;-)
Frank
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 22H2 build: 22621.1928
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/Aspire5 515-54G-70AG
    CPU
    Intel i7-10510U CPU 1.8 GHZ
    Motherboard
    Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium, firmware version 3.2
    Memory
    8 GB 1333.3 MHz Dual channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC255 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full HD TN 16"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 220 NITS
    Hard Drives
    SATA mechanical 1TB TOSHIBA HDWL110 X1UGPHELT 5600 rpm
    PSU
    Murata battery AP18C4k (31CP5/81/68) Li-Polymer Battery Pack, full capacity 46620 mWh 11.4V
    Case
    Polycarbonate with a metal panel lid
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Keyboard
    US
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    15 mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    2022 Intel diplay driver: gfx_win_101.3413_101.2111.exe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 23H2 build 22631.3880
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivobook K3502Z S15 15" OLED
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen. i7 12700H, 14 cores, 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6P+8E cores)
    Motherboard
    Alder Lake-H, 1700-4700 MHz clock rate
    Memory
    8GB LPDDR4 on board + 8GB LPDDR4 3200 MHz in Dual Channel.
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe supports up to 4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz
    Sound Card
    Harman Kardon - DTS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED 15.6inch 2.8K (2880 x 1620)
    Screen Resolution
    16:9 aspect ratio 0.2ms response time 120Hz refresh rate, 550nits
    Hard Drives
    512GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 PCIe 4.0 SSD, Micron_2450_MTFDKBA512TFK
    PSU
    90-Watt USB charger (Thunderbolt4)
    Case
    Metal lid, plastic case
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Keyboard
    With adjustable backlight
    Internet Speed
    ISP provides 15 mb/s WIFI LTE (4G), laptop WIFI 6 adapter.
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    BIOS American Megatrends International, LLC. 10.1.2.312, 13/03/2024. Network adapter: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 160 MHz
@Brink
Still going strong Shawn, no surprises, still no new devices (automatically) installed, keeping my fingers crossed:unsure:
The new Intel display driver is working great, no event errors, nice bright screens, great internet sound&video. Booting is a bit slower (10 sec.)
Not sure what made it work, that scipt of yours that I reversed with the 2nd Download or by a windows patch after my feedback to MS (silent background fix?).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 22H2 build: 22621.1928
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/Aspire5 515-54G-70AG
    CPU
    Intel i7-10510U CPU 1.8 GHZ
    Motherboard
    Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium, firmware version 3.2
    Memory
    8 GB 1333.3 MHz Dual channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC255 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full HD TN 16"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 220 NITS
    Hard Drives
    SATA mechanical 1TB TOSHIBA HDWL110 X1UGPHELT 5600 rpm
    PSU
    Murata battery AP18C4k (31CP5/81/68) Li-Polymer Battery Pack, full capacity 46620 mWh 11.4V
    Case
    Polycarbonate with a metal panel lid
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Keyboard
    US
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    15 mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    2022 Intel diplay driver: gfx_win_101.3413_101.2111.exe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 23H2 build 22631.3880
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivobook K3502Z S15 15" OLED
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen. i7 12700H, 14 cores, 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6P+8E cores)
    Motherboard
    Alder Lake-H, 1700-4700 MHz clock rate
    Memory
    8GB LPDDR4 on board + 8GB LPDDR4 3200 MHz in Dual Channel.
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe supports up to 4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz
    Sound Card
    Harman Kardon - DTS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED 15.6inch 2.8K (2880 x 1620)
    Screen Resolution
    16:9 aspect ratio 0.2ms response time 120Hz refresh rate, 550nits
    Hard Drives
    512GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 PCIe 4.0 SSD, Micron_2450_MTFDKBA512TFK
    PSU
    90-Watt USB charger (Thunderbolt4)
    Case
    Metal lid, plastic case
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Keyboard
    With adjustable backlight
    Internet Speed
    ISP provides 15 mb/s WIFI LTE (4G), laptop WIFI 6 adapter.
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    BIOS American Megatrends International, LLC. 10.1.2.312, 13/03/2024. Network adapter: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 160 MHz
@Brink
Still going strong Shawn, no surprises, still no new devices (automatically) installed, keeping my fingers crossed:unsure:
The new Intel display driver is working great, no event errors, nice bright screens, great internet sound&video. Booting is a bit slower (10 sec.)
Not sure what made it work, that scipt of yours that I reversed with the 2nd Download or by a windows patch after my feedback to MS (silent background fix?).
Great news. Glad it's still going well. :party:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Great news. Glad it's still going well. :party:
Fast Startup boot time is still the same at 30 sec., only Restart is a bit longer. See what the next patch Tuesday will bring us, hopefully no surprises.

Update 14 Sept. 2022
Received two Windows updates today (CU KB5017328 and CU .Net KB5017497), installed fine, no issues, no errors and no UNKNOWN DEVICE installed, so my problem is solved! I think the device issue I had with installing the new Intel display driver has something to do with only OEM drivers allowed with ACER's MOBO. There was also an obscure ACER driver installer running in the background that I uninstalled as it interfered with the INTEL Display driver installer. All is good now.:D

Update 25 Sept 2022
Finally sorted out that "MS Streaming Service Proxy device" issue I had: It is an older W10 driver/service that works with my RT/Intel audio card but is not supported by Intel's 2022 gpu/audio driver set (and also not detected by W11) so If you install the latest Intel 2022 display driver the MS Strmg. Srv Proxy dev. won't install properly (no drivers) but if you roll back to the 2019 Intel display driver version it installs OK. Intel provides an iigd_ext.inf driver (2019) to make their 2022 gpu and sound drivers to work with older MOBOs like mine (auto installs if you delete the ext. driver). I had that Intel 2019 extension driver already working with my 2019 Intel display drivers but never noticed the MS Strmg Serv Prox. dev till two weeks ago! Bottom line: I "updated" the MS Strmg Serv. Proxy in Device Manager by pointing to the old Intel 2019 display/audio driver bundle folder still on my laptop and it found those missing drivers, everything is OK now. Not sure what MS Streaming Service Proxy does, possibly have to connect an external DVD/CD player to find that out. So I am having a hybrid sound system (Realtek/Intel) partly still with 2019 and new Intel 2022 audio drivers (audio volume improved both with Media Player and watching video/sound online with Edge).
 

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 22H2 build: 22621.1928
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer/Aspire5 515-54G-70AG
    CPU
    Intel i7-10510U CPU 1.8 GHZ
    Motherboard
    Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium, firmware version 3.2
    Memory
    8 GB 1333.3 MHz Dual channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD + NVIDIA GeForce MX250
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC255 chipset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full HD TN 16"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 220 NITS
    Hard Drives
    SATA mechanical 1TB TOSHIBA HDWL110 X1UGPHELT 5600 rpm
    PSU
    Murata battery AP18C4k (31CP5/81/68) Li-Polymer Battery Pack, full capacity 46620 mWh 11.4V
    Case
    Polycarbonate with a metal panel lid
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Keyboard
    US
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Internet Speed
    15 mb/s
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    2022 Intel diplay driver: gfx_win_101.3413_101.2111.exe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 23H2 build 22631.3880
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Vivobook K3502Z S15 15" OLED
    CPU
    Intel 12th Gen. i7 12700H, 14 cores, 2.3 GHz (24M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz, 6P+8E cores)
    Motherboard
    Alder Lake-H, 1700-4700 MHz clock rate
    Memory
    8GB LPDDR4 on board + 8GB LPDDR4 3200 MHz in Dual Channel.
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe supports up to 4096 x 2304 @ 120Hz
    Sound Card
    Harman Kardon - DTS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OLED 15.6inch 2.8K (2880 x 1620)
    Screen Resolution
    16:9 aspect ratio 0.2ms response time 120Hz refresh rate, 550nits
    Hard Drives
    512GB M.2 NVMe Gen4 PCIe 4.0 SSD, Micron_2450_MTFDKBA512TFK
    PSU
    90-Watt USB charger (Thunderbolt4)
    Case
    Metal lid, plastic case
    Cooling
    1 fan
    Mouse
    Precision Trackpad
    Keyboard
    With adjustable backlight
    Internet Speed
    ISP provides 15 mb/s WIFI LTE (4G), laptop WIFI 6 adapter.
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    BIOS American Megatrends International, LLC. 10.1.2.312, 13/03/2024. Network adapter: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 160 MHz
Thanks Brinks. had 12 drivers driving me crazy looked on the Internet for days. I should have started looking at your forum first. again thanks👌
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built
    CPU
    i9-12900k
    Motherboard
    AORUS Z690 DDR4
    Memory
    Kingston 128gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RX6800 XT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SONY
    Screen Resolution
    192x1080
Thanks Brinks. had 12 drivers driving me crazy looked on the Internet for days. I should have started looking at your forum first. again thanks👌
Glad it could help. :shawn:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Soon I will be doing a clean install of Win 11. Based upon my last experience, long ago, none of my specific OEM drivers will be installed. Thus, the drivers in Device Manager might be generic drivers installed by Windows during the clean install.

I have my OEM drivers backed up on a USB stick. In order to be certain that my OEM drivers replace Windows' generic drivers, can I simply delete a driver, then point Device Manager to my backup folder without crashing any part of my laptop during the process of deleting and replacing?

I know updating the driver is an option, but will my OEM drivers know to overwrite Windows' generic drivers?

I'm sorry for my ignorance, and thank you bunches for your kind help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.2428
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY Laptop 17-ch0xxx
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Insyde F.16
    Memory
    2 * 16GB SK Hynix 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" Integrated Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD Samsung NVMe
    PSU
    Unknown
    Case
    Unknown
    Cooling
    Unknown
    Keyboard
    Integrated Keyboard
    Mouse
    M650 Logitech (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    Unknown
    Browser
    Edge is default, but I browse with Chrome 99.9% of the time.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I purchased this CTO laptop directly from HP in December 2021. However, I didn't unbox it and set it up until August 2023. Thus, in spite of its older specs now, it is a new laptop to me... along with all of Windows 11's learning curves and problems.
Soon I will be doing a clean install of Win 11. Based upon my last experience, long ago, none of my specific OEM drivers will be installed. Thus, the drivers in Device Manager might be generic drivers installed by Windows during the clean install.

I have my OEM drivers backed up on a USB stick. In order to be certain that my OEM drivers replace Windows' generic drivers, can I simply delete a driver, then point Device Manager to my backup folder without crashing any part of my laptop during the process of deleting and replacing?

I know updating the driver is an option, but will my OEM drivers know to overwrite Windows' generic drivers?

I'm sorry for my ignorance, and thank you bunches for your kind help.
Hello, :alien:

You may be able to use this below as a better way for what you want.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hello, :alien:

You may be able to use this below as a better way for what you want.

I used that tut to back up my drivers. It was extremely helpful!

I'm sorry but I'm still clueless. How do I make certain Windows' generic and/or installed drivers are replaced by my OEM drivers?

In a recent test case, I tried to update a driver installed by Windows using my OEM driver, but because Windows determined the driver it had installed was newer than my OEM driver, my OEM driver didn't install.

Are there any drivers in Device Manager that can't be deleted (then immediately restored from a backup) because they will cause a system crash before the restore is finished? Windows has changed lots and lots and I'm trying to understand exactly how things work now.

Thanks for your help!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 22H2 22621.2428
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY Laptop 17-ch0xxx
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    Insyde F.16
    Memory
    2 * 16GB SK Hynix 3200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" Integrated Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD Samsung NVMe
    PSU
    Unknown
    Case
    Unknown
    Cooling
    Unknown
    Keyboard
    Integrated Keyboard
    Mouse
    M650 Logitech (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    Unknown
    Browser
    Edge is default, but I browse with Chrome 99.9% of the time.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    I purchased this CTO laptop directly from HP in December 2021. However, I didn't unbox it and set it up until August 2023. Thus, in spite of its older specs now, it is a new laptop to me... along with all of Windows 11's learning curves and problems.
I used that tut to back up my drivers. It was extremely helpful!

I'm sorry but I'm still clueless. How do I make certain Windows' generic and/or installed drivers are replaced by my OEM drivers?

In a recent test case, I tried to update a driver installed by Windows using my OEM driver, but because Windows determined the driver it had installed was newer than my OEM driver, my OEM driver didn't install.

Are there any drivers in Device Manager that can't be deleted (then immediately restored from a backup) because they will cause a system crash before the restore is finished? Windows has changed lots and lots and I'm trying to understand exactly how things work now.

Thanks for your help!
They should get replaced when you restore your backup.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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