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How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1?
« on: August 31, 2016, 07:43:18 am »
How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1? No uninstaller present

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Re: How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 08:28:19 am »
Is it listed in Programs and Features ?

If it is then you can right click on it and select Uninstall but Windows Uninstall usually leaves residue in the registry which can have adverse effects on performance.

I use the free version of IObit Uninstaller to uninstall any programs on my laptops which has a Deep Clean facility which removes all residue, although I've known it to leave the odd empty folder.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/iobit_uninstaller.html

During the install, look for any checked boxes that will add unwanted software - Advanced System Care is the favourite, but if it slips in then you can use the Uninstaller to remove it.


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Re: How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 10:44:22 am »
no refference to programme in iob, no suprise as there is no uninstaller (see attch). Reinstalled and then uninstalled. Solved
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Re: How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 12:38:31 am »
Glad to see you were able to get this sorted, but if it didn't have its own uninstaller, how did you uninstall it ?

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Re: How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 03:22:02 am »
The reinstall (at default settings) overwrites the currupted installation and plants the uninstall in correct location. I found a solution but not the cause. The reason for removing was I ran Win Experience Index before and after updating my Intel Graphics driver to latest available driver and found my values actualy decreased with the new driver. I assume my Acer Aspire E1-571 has customised graphics drivers which of course are years old! The update utility did not degrade performance but was unnecessary.
As usual Boggin, thanks for being the first responder.

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Re: How do I uninstall Intel driver update on W8.1?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 03:48:48 am »
That's because I think I'm the only one who does any regular work on here :D