How To Delete Old Drivers In Windows 10


Windows is often blamed for eating up GBs of space over time. This is because those users never bother to delete temporary files and old files created by Windows operating system.

Apart from deleting temporary files and uninstalling unwanted programs, there are many ways to free up disk space in Windows operating system.

Deleting previous version of drivers in Windows 10

In this guide we will discuss how to free up precious disk space by deleting old device drivers in Windows 10.

As you are aware that Windows 10 automatically installs new device drivers in the background and install hardware drivers when they are available. When Windows does this, it keeps copies of previous versions of drivers so users can restore them if they want to.

Fortunately, there is a provision in Windows 10 to delete old device drivers without the help of third-party tools. You can delete old Windows 10 hardware drivers in a few mouse clicks to free up disk space.

When you delete old device drivers in Windows 10 using this method, Windows 10 keeps the most current version of driver packages and will delete all previous ones. So we advise you periodically delete old drivers to regain disk space.

Steps to delete old drivers in Windows 10

Step 1: Open up This PC, right-click on the drive where Windows 10 is installed and then click Properties.


Step 2: Under the General tab of Properties dialog, click Disk Cleanup button to let the tool calculate the amount of free space that you can free up by deleting unnecessary files.


NOTE: If you the Disk Cleanup button is not showing up, please refer to our restore missing Disk Cleanup button guide.

Step 3: When you see the following dialog, click Clean up system files button.


Step 4: Finally, check the box labelled Device driver packages and then click OK button.


Click Delete files button when you see the confirmation dialog to begin deleting old drivers from Windows 10. Simple as that!