There are times when you need to remove your old drivers for different reasons, updating, removing permanently (new hardware installations) and vice versa. But for error free OS, you need to remove them properly.Â Driver Sweeper is a handy, fast software that does this job. After installing, just run the utility and a small window will appear, showing installed drivers. Giving you the options to Analyze and clean, Custom Filters, A management log, backup etc.
It also comes in 7 languages which you can choose under the options menu. The miscellaneous option gives you the ability to save log after cleaning, create a backup, display a warning before cleaning up any drivers, check for updates and a Reboot (after cleaning) which is very handy.
You can also use Parameters (do things manually). Here’s an example:
If you want to start Driver Sweeper with parameters, create a shortcut and addÂ the parameters you want. You can use parameters for each filter available, including custom filters. The parameter will be the full filter name, with a – before the filtername, enclosed by quotes (“).
“..\Driver Sweeper.exe” “-NVIDIA – Display” “-ATi – Display” “-NVIDIA – PhysX”
This will clean NVIDIA – Display, Â NVIDIA – PhysX and ATi – Display drivers at programÂ startup.
Download Driver Sweeper here.