How to Uninstall Intel Chipset Device Software Driver

Published: 27th July 2011
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A device driver or software driver is actually a computer program that allows higher-level programs to interact with a hardware device. In a word, to use Intel Chipset Device Software the computer should contain a proper driver which is a specific program and required by the operating system.

When the Intel Chipset Device Software drivers were installed freshly, they worked ideally, so most of the time, the communication process between your programs and Intel Chipset Device Software goes smoothly. However, as time goes by, these drivers might be affected by 3rd party software like registry cleaners, anti-viruses, or even Windows itself. It is difficult to trace the problems which were caused by these applications. Therefore, you should uninstall and reinstall Intel Chipset Device Software driver to solve the problems and reset the driver back to its original working state. You might have to uninstall a driver for some other reasons. If you dont know what to do, please keep on reading and you will find useful information about uninstalling drivers.

Normally, only drivers for active devices will be displayed in the Device Manager. Therefore, if you want to see drivers for old hardware or inactive devices, you should use a special command to make these drivers seeable. In order to use this command, you should be logged in as an administrator. Click on your Start menu, choose All Programs and then select Accessories. Right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command: "SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1", and then press Enter. After that, stay in Command Prompt and type another command: "devmgmt.msc" to start the Device Manager. In the Device Manager, click View and select Show Hidden Devices. Now you have a full list of all the devices, right click on Intel Chipset Device Software (inactive devices will appear grayed out) and select Uninstall to remove the driver. Windows will ask you for confirmation, if you really want to uninstall Intel Chipset Device Software driver, then click OK. After the system removes the driver, it is recommended to restart your computer. Those useless or unwanted drivers which were stealthily creating problems to your system now should be gone. Hopefully, your system will be back to its clean state.

If you still have unwanted device drivers in your system and you dont want to uninstall them one by one or you dont know which drivers are useless, you can download a driver checker. Driver Checker provides the drivers uninstall utility to help with removing useless or unwanted devices drivers completely. It also helps with scanning your system to find out outdated, incompatible or corrupted drivers and download the latest versions of drivers. It saves your time and keeps Intel Chipset Device Software always in a good status.

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