What Happens When You Uninstall Graphics Drivers on Windows

A graphics driver is also known as a GPU, video, or display card. It has a crucial role when it comes to having a better Windows experience. The graphics driver is a small program that connects it to the operating system. Due to that, the dedicated graphics card or CPU in-built graphics do a better job at intensive tasks than the basic ones. Sometimes, you notice performance issues or display errors. At that time, you need to uninstall graphics drivers.

Why do you have performance issues or display errors on your Windows PC? 

Your Windows PC shows a black screen or is unable to detect an external monitor at some time. It occurs due to outdated or corrupted graphics. As you see this, you should uninstall integrated graphics drivers and begin from the initial point.    

Importance of graphics drivers on Windows  

These drivers help you do your basic jobs, such as MS Word document drafting and web browsing on your Windows desktop or laptop. You will have a below-average experience, but not a good one if your graphics drivers are corrupted or outdated. This experience you will have when you will do RAW editing, gaming, video editing, or 3D work. Installing the graphics drivers can help you sort out the issues you are having on your Windows PC.

Know the effects you will notice after the uninstallation of graphics drivers

A graphics driver is an integral part of your Windows PC. Its improper uninstallation can lead you to have many problems with your personal computer. Most of the time, you will have no issue with your desktop or laptop while executing basic tasks on it. However, you will notice the following things:

  • Incorrect resolution.
  • Washed-out colors.
  • Unuseful PC due to lack of integrated graphics in Ryzen CPU.
  • Uninstallation makes your computer go back to the default graphics. 
  • No smooth display on the connected monitor. 
  • No gameplay, video editing, and no use of Photoshop. 

The right time to uninstall the graphics drivers

You should uninstall a graphics driver on your Windows PC when you notice:

  • Performance issues while playing the latest games. 
  • Display glitches, such as blurry text and black screen. 
  • Higher export times during the execution of 3D work of 4K video editing. 
  • Outdated registry entries and files from old graphics drivers. 

Find and download the latest graphics drivers for your GPU

First, you should find the latest and most ideal GPU number. After that, move ahead to download the latest graphics drivers. Here are the steps you should follow in this regard: 

  • Go to the Windows key.
  • Do the right-click on the Windows icon. 
  • Scroll down the options and open the Task Manager. 

task manager

  • Choose Performance after clicking on the three vertical lines, just below the Task Manager. 


  • Write down the exact GPU model of your PC after selecting GPU. 


  • Open the Settings app on your PC by pressing the I and Windows keys together.
  • Go to System > About menu.  
  • Know the type of your system by going to the Device Specifications menu. 
  • Proceed to the download page of NVIDIA Driver. 
  • Choose the most ideal options like product, product type, product series, and language.
  • Now, hit the search option. 
  • Tap on Download from the displayed options.  

The uninstallation of graphics drivers from your Windows desktop or laptop will start soon. Follow the same process for Intel Arc drivers or AMD drivers.  

Steps to Uninstall Graphics Drivers on Windows

  • Go to the Windows key and right-click on it.
  • Scroll down the displayed options and choose the Device Manager menu and open it. 
  • Navigate through the options and choose Display adapters. 
  • Make the Display adapters expand.
  • Right-click on the integrated graphics that could be Intel, Ryzen, or AMD. 
  • Choose the option, Uninstall. 
  • Click on OK or Yes to confirm the uninstallation of graphics drivers. 

As the uninstallation completes, restart your Windows PC. Your computer will download the needed drivers during the restart process. By using the same Device Manager menu, you can install graphics drivers again. Select Update Drivers after right-clicking on the graphics drivers. By checking the System Updates, you can install the latest drivers for your Windows laptop or desktop. 

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