How to Delete Older Versions of Device Drivers in Windows?

When you update the device drivers in your system via Windows Update or other sources, Windows still keeps a copy of your older versions of device driver packages. If your system is running fine with the latest drivers and don’t need to rollback the drivers, you can save some disk space by clearing the older, unused driver packages.

Delete Old Device Drivers Using Disk Cleanup

Click Start, type Disk Cleanup. Right-click Disk Cleanup from the results and click Run as Administrator

Select the system drive letter and click OK.

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Select the checkbox for Device driver packages, and click OK.

This removes the older versions of drivers from the drivers package store.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

2 thoughts on “How to Delete Older Versions of Device Drivers in Windows?”

  1. This is the definite proof that Disk Cleanup cannot be replaced by any third party cleanup tool. At the end of the day, one has to run Disk Cleanup before them.

  2. True. Nothing can match Cleanmgr for it has got some unique cleanup handlers like this. And it’s command-line / automation support (since XP) is a big plus.


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