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Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)

Display Driver Uninstaller is a program that can fully wipe display/audio drivers, to troubleshoot various issues.

DDU does not erase any personal files. It only wipes the selected driver(s), and any associated info, such as display color profiles, settings, etc

Installing DDU

  1. Download DDU and extract the .zip:

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  2. Double-click on the .exe in the newly extracted folder, then click “Extract” in the dialog. A new folder containing Display Driver Uninstaller.exe will be created.

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    ❗ Do not move, modify, or delete any files associated with DDU

  3. Boot in safe mode

  4. Open Display Driver Uninstaller.exe from the newly created folder in the previous step.

Wiping Display Drivers

❗ Make sure you are in Safe Mode for the following steps.

Laptops or integrated graphics

To wipe display drivers for laptops/devices with onboard graphics: Select the “GPU” device type from the drop-down list on the right.

  • Select the Clean and do NOT restart option for the first driver, then the Clean and restart option for the second driver. Any GPU driver can be wiped first, the order is irrelevant.

Desktops with a dedicated GPU

To wipe display drivers from a dedicated GPU: Select the “GPU” device type from the drop-down list on the right, select the GPU driver you wish to uninstall, and click Clean and restart

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Reinstalling Display Drivers

For custom-built desktops

Go to the site of the GPU’s manufacturer(s) (NVIDIA, AMD, Intel) and download the latest available display drivers.

For laptops/pre-built desktops:

Go to the model’s support page on your manufacturer’s site, and download the latest available display drivers.

❗ For devices with multiple GPUs, download both the integrated and dedicated GPU drivers. Install the integrated GPU drivers first, followed by the dedicated GPU drivers.


Wiping Audio Drivers

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❗ Make sure you are in Safe Mode.

  • Select the “Audio” device type from the drop-down list on the right, select the Audio driver you wish to uninstall, and click Clean and restart

Reinstalling Audio Drivers

For custom-built desktops

Go to your motherboard’s support page on the manufacturer’s site, and download the latest available audio drivers

For laptops/pre-built desktops

Go to the model’s support page on your manufacturer’s site, and download the latest available audio drivers.