Tips to solve driver issues in Windows 7

The first move you can take when having a trouble with Windows drivers is to check Windows update by clicking on Start->Programs-> Windows Update and refreshing the list of driver. Windows update searches a compatible driver on Internet. If it fails to locate a suitable driver, we suggest you to contact the hardware vendor or visit the website for latest drivers.

If you don’t get any driver compatible with Windows 7, you can try out the Vista drivers. As per Microsoft, most of the Vista drivers are fully compatible with Windows 7.

Sometimes, it happens that when you install a driver but later found it not good for the  system, you may want to restore the driver you were using last time. Don’t worry, Microsoft has a solution. Try out this interesting utility called Driver Roll Back. It can be used to uninstall the current driver for a device and then automatically install the earlier used driver. If you think a recent driver update is not suitable or compatible for your computer, you can use the Driver Roll Back feature to get rid of the new driver and replace it with the last one that worked. This feature is available for all device except printers.

Follow these easy steps to roll back a driver in Windows 7:

STEP 1. Open Control Panel and click on Device Manager.

STEP 2. In Device Manager, choose the device that you want to roll back the driver for.

STEP 3. Right click on device and open the Properties window for the device, click the Driver tab.

STEP 4. Next, you need to click on the Roll Back Driver button on the Driver tab.

STEP 5. Click the Yes button to the Are you sure you would like to roll back to the previously installed driver software.

STEP 6. Click the Close button at the bottom of the device properties screen.

STEP 7. Next reboot your system to bring changes into effect.