Windows 10: Rollback driver using a bootable USB - is this possible?


  1. Posts : 18
    Win10 Home 64 bit
       28 Jun 2016 #1

    Rollback driver using a bootable USB - is this possible?


    Hello

    I updated a driver in Windows 10 last night and upon rebooting, my PC doesn't get past the Windows logo.

    Eventually a purple screen suggests something in wrong and it will "analyse".

    However no options work.
    Before I reinstall Windows, does anyone know if I can create a Win10 bootable USB to then roll back the bad driver?

    Thanks
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  2.    28 Jun 2016 #2

    I don't know about rolling it back but I believe you can delete it at the command line. Here is a guide from Windows 8 Forums. I believe it will work for W10 also. Look at Option 3.

    Driver - Uninstall in Windows
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 18
    Win10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks - I will try that.

    Do you know if that will only work with an elevated command prompt, or if I boot in 'safe mode with command prompt' it will be the same?

    TrustMe said: View Post
    I don't know about rolling it back but I believe you can delete it at the command line. Here is a guide from Windows 8 Forums. I believe it will work for W10 also. Look at Option 3.

    Driver - Uninstall in Windows
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    29 Jun 2016 #4

    Step one in the guide says it has to be an elevated command prompt. I'm not sure but you should be able to get an elevated command prompt in Safe Mode. Right click the Start button and choose "Command Prompt (Admin)" or type "command" in the search box, right click the command prompt icon that it finds and choose "Run as administrator". Both ways give you the elevated command prompt.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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