Article ID : 00163958 / Last Modified : 25/11/2016

How to remove and reinstall a device from Device Manager

    Follow these steps to remove and reinstall a device from the Device Manager.

    1. Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
    2. In the Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound.
    3. In the Hardware and Sound window, under Devices and Printers, click Device Manager.
    4. In the Device Manager window, double-click the category icon of the device to be removed.
    5. Under the Device Manager category, click to select the device to be removed.
    6. On the menu bar, click Action.
    7. On the Action menu, click Uninstall.
    8. In the Confirm Device Uninstall window, click the OK button.
    9. In the Device Manager window, click the X in the upper-right corner to close the window.

      NOTES:

      • When the computer restarts, the operating system will find the device and install the driver.
      • If the operating system is unable to automatically find the driver, download and install the necessary driver.