When you uninstall the graphics card drivers from the Windows control panel, some registry keys, files or folders remain on your system. These old files that remain in the system even though you uninstall the drivers sometimes may cause bug/error when you install the new GPU driver.
You can use the DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to avoid this problem. DDU is an utility that can help you completely uninstall NVIDIA, AMD and Intel graphics card drivers from your OS.
In this tutorial, I will explain in detail how to use the DDU.
How do I use DDU and start PC in safe mode?
- First of all, download the DDU
- Then download the GPU driver. Download but do not install now!
- After the downloads are completed, disconnect your internet.
- Press Windows key + R
- Type msconfig into box, then click OK
- The System Configuration window will open. Go to the Boot tab.
- Tick the “Safe boot” under the “Boot options” section
- Select Minimal then click OK
- Restart your computer
- Extract the DDU zip file
- Run the DDU v18 7z file, then click Extract button.
- Run the Display Driver Uninstaller.exe application.
- Click the Close button without making any changes in the Settings window that opens.
- Select device type (GPU)
- Select device (Nvidia, AMD, Intel)
- Click on the Clean and restart
- After your PC reboots, press Windows key + R
- Type msconfig into the box, then click OK
- Go to the Boot tab
- Untick the Safe boot
- Click OK and reboot PC
- Now you can install your new GPU driver
- After the installation is complete, reboot your PC again.
- Now you can connect to the internet.
Last Updated on 15 August, 2020 7:08 am EDT