Display Driver Uninstaller

Display Driver Uninstaller is a utility for completely removing AMD, NVIDIA, and INTEL video card drivers from the system, including registry keys, folders, and files.

Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) completely removes video card drivers from the system, including their registry entries, files and folders, and registration keys. DDU removes graphics card drivers from AMD, NVIDIA, Intel. In the arsenal of the utility, there are many advanced functions and useful settings: various options for uninstalling: «with a reboot», «without a reboot», «with turning off the PC» (to install a new video card); creating a system restore point before deleting; deleting/saving the root folder with drivers; deleting / saving existing monitors; creating and saving log files in the program folder; correctly deleting or saving additional software installed with drivers.

Recommended use

  • It is best to completely exclude the DDU folder from any security software to avoid problems.
  • Keep in mind that NVIDIA/AMD has nothing to do with this, I don’t work for NVIDIA/AMD or for NVIDIA / AMD, and they shouldn’t be held responsible for anything that might go wrong with this app.
  • You should turn off the internet or completely block Windows Update when running DDU until you install new drivers.
  • DDU should be used when there are problems removing / installing the driver or when switching the GPU brand.
  • DDU should not be used every time you install a new driver unless you know what you are doing.
  • DDU will not work on a network drive. Please install it on your local drive (C:, D: or else).
  • The tool can be used normally, but for absolute stability when using DDU,
  • Safemode is always the best.
  • If you are using DDU normally, clean, reboot, clean again, reboot.
  • Make a backup or system restore (but usually it should be pretty secure).
  • It is best to completely exclude the DDU folder from any security software to avoid problems.

Using Display Driver Uninstaller

If the video card driver is incorrectly removed, system crashes, «blue screens» may occur, and the stability of the OS will be disrupted. To avoid this will allow the Display Driver Uninstaller. Before removing drivers, developers strongly recommend creating a recovery checkpoint, and performing all actions in safe mode. At the first launch, the program will automatically detect the manufacturer of the video card. There is a possibility of manual selection. There are three ways to uninstall drivers:

  1. Delete and restart. The recommended method in which after completely removing the drivers and residual files, the computer will restart. Avoids many problems when installing other drivers;
  2. Delete without rebooting. Removal is performed without a subsequent reboot of the system. After removing the video card driver, the screen goes dark for a few seconds, which is necessary to start the standard Windows video driver.
  3. Delete and disable. After removal, the computer automatically shuts down. This method is convenient for removing drivers before replacing the video card.

All operations performed are saved in a special log. You can access it by clicking on the corresponding tab at the top of the window.

Display Driver Uninstaller download

System requirements:

  • Windows Vista SP2 to Windows 10 2004
  • NVIDIA, AMD, Intel GPUs
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher

Advantages of Display Driver Uninstaller

Display Driver Uninstaller is compatible with all versions of Windows operating systems. Its capabilities are as follows:

  • Complete removal of video card drivers and residual files;
  • The ability to circumvent the restrictions of the operating system, removing the “Needleman” or incorrectly installed drivers;
  • Uninstall not only the main driver, but also all previous ones installed earlier;
  • Logging;
  • A simple and intuitive interface that allows you to complete the task in two steps.

List of changes

18.0.0.6 (released 20.12.2018)

  • Added support for removing USB type ” C ” Nvidia RTX cards;
  • Removing NVIDIA NGX (SDK based on deep learning algorithms);
  • Additional removal of remaining AMD drivers;
  • Fixed an issue with deleting shareddlls;
  • Changed the logic of deleting devices;
  • Bug fixes and additions to remove Realtek drivers;
  • Turkish localization update.xml;
  • If FriendlyName is available for the device being deleted, then this name is used in the log file, if not, then the device descriptor (description) is used;
  • Fixed a small issue with removing USB type “C”.

18.0.0.5 (released 12.12.2018)

  • New requirement starting from this version: “.NET Framework 4.5 now required”.
  • Reason: Recently, Windows 10 uses DCH drivers and these drivers are shipped from their control panel in the Microsoft store App. To remove them, you need some libraries that are only available in .NET 4.5. This, now forces us to update too. The downside is the end of Windows XP support;
  • Removal of Nvidia, Intel, and Realtek DCH drivers is now supported;
  • Additional cleaning of the Realtek audio driver;
  • Deleting a new plug found in HKLM/Software/nvidia corporation/installer2/(Drivers);
  • Removed ” charset:=charset.Unicode” and “MarshalAs(UnmanagedType. lpwstr)” from “Function cm_get_device_id”, which gave unexpected results when getting
  • DeviceID using .NET 4.5;
  • (DCH) Removing the device class extension and their components.

18.0.0.4 (released 26.11.2018)

  • Fixed a bug that affected the removal of the CUDA SDK after using DDU. Thank you (“Forceflow”);
  • Clearing “nvdlisr” from the Geforce Experience 3.16.0.122 package left over after removal.

18.0.0.3 (released 04.11.2018)

  • Delete the module paexec.exe (network administration);
  • Fixes and improvements for removing Vulkan API libraries. (Thanks Sora);
  • Added support for removing Vulkan components in the Intel implementation;
  • Updating localization files.

18.0.0.2 (release 05.10.2018)

  • Additional NVIDIA cleanup;
  • Updating localization files;
  • System requirements up to Windows 10 October 2018 update 1809 (17763. xx).

18.0.0.1 (released 20.09.2018)

  • Additional NVIDIA cleanup;
  • Fixed clearing of the paths of the system environment (System environment path);
  • Updating localization files Slovenian.xml & Turkish.xml;
  • The selected combo box is translated again;
  • Added a lot of missing “Nothing” checks when using the registry.

18.0.0.0 (released 08.09.2018)

  • Added support for deleting Realtek audio drivers. (WIP);
  • Added a very limited removal of the SoundBlaster sound driver (not yet files or registry).);
  • Added command line arguments: – cleanrealtek -cleansoundblaster;
  • Fixed a possible startup error when the ## character is in the folder name;
  • Fixed a lot of possible null exceptions that can be encountered under some specific code cleanup conditions.

17.0.9.1 (released 23.07.2018)

  • Fixed deleting entries in the shareddlls key of the Windows registry;
  • Fixed the “silent” argument for waiting for the computer to restart;
  • Updating Japanese localization files.xml & Swedish.xml;
  • Minor improvements to menu options.

17.0.9.0 (released 03.07.2018)

  • Re-added the ability to disable driver search when updating Windows as an option;
  • Added the version number to the “About” window”;
  • Fixed minor bugs.

17.0.8.7 (released 28.06.2018)

  • Threading some files and cleaning the registry to improve speed;
  • Additional Intel Cleanup;
  • Additional Nvidia Cleanup;
  • DDU no longer uses (independent of) c:\windows\system32\sc.exe;
  • Windows Update is set back to the default value, so you need to turn off the internet when using DDU;
  • Better path detection;
  • The log is now generated even if the DDU does not start correctly and contains more detailed information;
  • Fixed bugs;
  • Updated the Readme file and the problem and solution files.

17.0.8.6 (released 03.05.2018)

  • Support For Windows 10, 1803.
  • Added support for upperfilter (exact selection) in SetupAPI to correctly delete the device/service.
  • Numerous code fixes/improvements/Additional Cleaning.
    Update of the CZ translation.
  • Update of the Turkish translation.
    The new Thai.
  • Updated THAI.xml;
  • System Requirements up to Windows 10 Fall Creator update 1803 (17134.xx).

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