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How to completely uninstall AMD/NVIDIA/INTEL GPU drivers - DDU Guide

When you uninstall the graphics card drivers from the Windows control panel, some registry keys, files, or folders remain on your system. Even though you uninstall the drivers, these old files that remain in the system may cause bugs when you install the new GPU driver.

You can use the DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) to avoid this problem. DDU is a 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 the PC in safe mode?

Just follow the steps below to uninstall or roll back the graphics driver using DDU.

How to completely uninstall GPU dri...
How to completely uninstall AMD NVIDIA GPU drivers
  • First of all, download the DDU
  • Then download the GPU driver. Download it, but do not install it now!

NVIDIA: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/drivers/

Note: If you want to roll back your Nvidia driver, use the Manual Search section to find and download the drivers you want to install.

AMD: https://www.amd.com/en/support

Intel: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/80939/Graphics

  • After the downloads are completed, disconnect your internet.
  • Press Windows key + R
  • Type msconfig into the 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
Safe boot
  • Restart your computer
  • Extract the DDU zip file
  • Run the DDU v18 7z file, then click the 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 the Windows key + R
  • Type msconfig into the box, then click OK
  • Go to the Boot tab
  • Untick the Safe boot
  • Click OK and reboot the 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.

That's all!

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