How to Cleanly Uninstall Graphics Card Drivers with DDU

How to uninstall graphics card drivers cleanly with DDU

Drivers are a fundamental part of a computer's graphics card, since it depends on them that the hardware works in the best possible way. Many times it is necessary to uninstall the drivers, either because you are going to install a card from another manufacturer, or you are going to change it for a new one from the same manufacturer. In these cases or better it is to do a clean uninstall with DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller)

DDU is a program created by Guru3D that helps us to completely eliminate the drivers from the graphics card of our computer. Although you can always use the manufacturer's uninstaller and Device Manager to uninstall a graphics driver in Windows 10, the process may not complete properly or it may not remove packages, leaving traces that can cause problems when installing. new drivers.

This is why DDU is very useful. DDU is a free tool designed to completely uninstall AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers, leaving no registry keys, files, or folders.

How to use DDU to remove drivers

The first step to using DDU will be to download the tool from the official Guru3D website. Once the download is complete, you just have to extract the files to a safe place, for example the desktop.

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The next step is to run the program. You will see an interface in which you will have to select the manufacturer of your graphics card , either AMD, Nvidia or Intel.

After that, you have several options, being able to choose if you want the computer to restart after removing the drivers. It is highly recommended to use the option " Clean and restart " to avoid problems

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After clicking on "Clean and restart" the application will start working. The process will only take a few seconds. Once it is done, you can install the new drivers without problems.

DDU usually works fine in Windows 10 normal mode, but in some cases you may need to run it in Windows safe mode . If you don't know how to do it, you can read our post in which we explain how to enter Windows 10 safe mode.

This is all, we hope you find it very useful.