Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) — completely removes video card drivers from the system, including their entries in the registry, files and folders, as well as registration keys. DDU removes video card drivers from AMD, NVIDIA, Intel. he utility has a lot of advanced functions and useful settings: various uninstall options: “with a reboot”, “without a reboot”, “with a PC shutdown” (for installing a new video card); Creating a system restore point before uninstalling delete / save the root folder with drivers; delete / save existing monitors; creating and saving log files in the program folder; correct removal or saving of additional software installed with drivers.
System requirements: OS from Windows XP to Windows 10 (16299.xx), NetFramework 3.0+
from version 126.96.36.199: OS from Windows Vista SP2 to Windows 10 October 2018 update 1809 (17763.xx), Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5+
Recommendations for use:
– Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) should be used when the problem of uninstalling / installing the driver or when switching (change) GPU brand; – DDU should not be used every time when installing a new driver, if you do not know what you are doing; – DDU will not work on a network drive. Please install on a local drive (C :, D: or another); – The tool can be used in “Normal” mode, but for absolute stability when using DDU “Safemode” mode is always the best; – If you are using DDU in normal mode (“Normal”), then repeat procedure: clean, reboot, clean again, reboot; – Turn off the Internet, as sometimes after removing video drivers Windows Update can reinstall the driver without asking; – Make a backup or system restore point (but usually the utility works quite safely); – It is best to completely exclude the DDU folder from any software security (or add to antivirus exclusions, turning off all prohibitions) to avoid problems.
Video instruction for using Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU):
Added support for removing type “C” USB cards from Nvidia RTX;
Removing NVIDIA NGX (SDK based on deep learning algorithms);
Additional removal of residual AMD drivers;
Fixed problem with removing SharedDlls;
Changed the logic for deleting devices;
Bug fixes and additions to remove Realtek drivers;
Localization update Turkish.xml;
If FriendlyName is available for the device to be deleted, then this name is used in the log-file; if not, then the device descriptor (description) is used;
Fixed a small problem with the removal of USB type “C”.
New requirement starting with this version: “.NET Framework 4.5 now required.” Cause: Recently, Windows 10 uses DCH drivers and these drivers come from their control panel in the Microsoft store App. To remove them, you need some libraries that are available only in .NET 4.5. This, now, makes us update too. The downside is the end of support for Windows XP;
Now supported the removal of DCH drivers Nvidia, Intel, Realtek;
Additional cleaning of the Realtek audio driver;
Removing a new subkey 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 receiving DeviceID using .NET 4.5;
(DCH) Remove a device class extension and its components.
Fixed a bug that affected the removal of the CUDA SDK after using DDU. Thanks (“Forceflow”);
Clearing “NvDLISR” from the package Geforce Experience 188.8.131.52, remaining after uninstallation.