Article ID : 00030514 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019Print

How to remove a device from Device Manager.

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

    1. Click the Start button and in the Search field, type Device Manager, and then press the Enter key. Image

      NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password or click Continue.

    2. In the Device Manager window, double-click the category icon of the device to be removed.
    3. Under the Device Manager category, click to select the device to be removed.
    4. On the menu bar, click Action.
    5. On the Action menu, click Uninstall.
    6. In the Confirm Device Uninstall window, click the OK button.
    7. In the Device Manager window, click the X in the upper right corner to close the window.


      • 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 desired driver. Downloads are posted on your model support page.