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Backup and Restore Device Drivers in Windows 11

If you clean install Windows, you will need to install drivers for each device in the system. Some of these device drivers may no longer be available from the manufacturer, or you misplaced a backup of the driver installation file from the manufacturer.

It would be a good idea to back up your device drivers before doing a clean install to make it easy to restore any of these drivers as needed afterwards.

This tutorial will show you how to back up and restore all 3rd party device drivers on your Windows 10 and Windows 11 PC.

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Uninstall Driver in Windows 11

When a device is connected to your PC, Windows will usually automatically install drivers for it, or you may have to manually install the device’s driver software.

Sometimes it might be necessary to uninstall a driver if it is causing issues, or you no longer need the driver after removing the device it’s for.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a driver for a device in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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How to Enable or Disable Driver Signature Enforcement and Test Mode in Windows 10

64-bit versions of Windows 10 include a driver signature enforcement feature that requires all drivers be signed by Microsoft with a digital signature before being allowed to install and load into the Windows kernel. This is a security feature to help prevent malware from getting into the Windows kernel.

If needed, you can disable driver signature enforcement to install and load unsigned drivers you trust or testing.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable driver signature enforcement and Test Mode in Windows 10.

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