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can you force earlier drivers in windows 8.1?

  1. #1

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    windows 8.1

    can you force earlier drivers in windows 8.1?

    I was wondering if there is a way to force Windows 8.1 to use older drivers, for example, force a generic Bluetooth adapter driver to use version 6.2.9200 instead of 6.3.9600.

    I am just trying to troubleshoot a problem and was curious, and wanted to try if its possible.

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  2. #2

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Try it and see.
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  3. #3

    Should be able to, many times I had to switch to older drivers for many things. Usually it involves uninstalling old drivers first and not letting windows to install new ones automatically.
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  4. #4

    Devon, England
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    You can also do a roll-back from the Device manager if you have installed a newer driver that is faulty or causing problems.
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  5. #5

    I've used the rollback feature in the Device Manager several times, for faulty or suspected faulty new drivers.
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  6. #6

    Most Windows 7 drivers work with Windows 8. You just have to go into device manager and manually install them.
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can you force earlier drivers in windows 8.1?
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