Device Manager is a Control Panel application that allows you to manage devices and drivers on your system. You can use Device Manager to uninstall devices and driver packages with some limitations. Typically, an end-user does not use Device Manager to uninstall devices or driver packages, but might have to use Device Manager to troubleshoot problems they might encounter on their computer.

Nov 23, 2014 - If I uninstall this driver in the 'Device Manager' there's no 'Delete' option and it will come back to life once I reconnect the controller.

  1. Unable to uninstall XBox 360 controller drivers. XBox 360 controller can't find drivers automatically, installed drivers don't work; XBox 360 Controller For Windows Driver (Can't find) solved XBOX.
  2. I installed the 3rd party xbox 360 controller driver for the mac, and now I need to uninstall it. I got Guitar Hero 3, and my X-plorer wont work with it. Ive heard that the driver I have installed can cause this, and I have rules out everything else, so it must be this driver.

Note You must have administrator privileges to uninstall a device or driver package by using Device Manager.

For more information about uninstalling driver and driver packages, see How Devices and Driver Packages are Uninstalled.

How To Remove Controller Driver From Mac

Uninstalling the Device

To uninstall a device by using Device Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Start Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Device Manager.

  2. Expand the node that represents the type of device that you want to uninstall, right-click the device entry, and click Uninstall.

  3. On the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK to start the uninstall process.

  4. When the uninstall process is complete, remove the device.

Note With some devices, you might have to restart the system to complete the uninstall process. The device might continue to function until the system has been restarted.

Deleting a Driver Package from the Driver Store

How to uninstall driver support

On the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click the Delete the driver software for this device option to delete the driver package that was used for the device.

Deleting the Binary Files of the Installed Driver

Device Manager cannot be used to perform this action.

Ages ago I plugged a fake PS3 controller which installed a Plug-And-Play driver labeled as 'PLAYSTATION(R)3Conteroller', yup, including the typo.

Now whenever I connect an original controller this fake driver takes it's place, making it impossible to work properly.

If I uninstall this driver in the 'Device Manager' there's no 'Delete' option and it will come back to life once I reconnect the controller. If I uninstall and manually delete the driver files (hidclass.sys, hidparse.sys and hidusb.sys) they will still return when the controller is connected again.

In the Device Manager it shows up as 'HID-compliant game controller'.

Thank you

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro x64



1 Answer


With Device Remover I was able to get rid of the fake driver completely, afterwards I installed the correct driver.


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