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How to Remove BlackBerry Drivers From Windows 7

Updated July 20, 2017

BlackBerry device drivers are software packets that allow a BlackBerry mobile phone to communicate with your computer. Device drivers are necessary if you plan on synchronising your BlackBerry to your computer or transferring files to it via a USB cable. You may also remove and re-add BlackBerry device drivers if you are experiencing a synchronisation issue. Uninstalling programs such as BlackBerry Desktop Software does not remove the device drivers from your computer. Those must be removed manually.

Press the "Start" button in the bottom left-hand corner of your computer. (Reference 1)

Place your cursor in the search box. (Reference 1)

Type "devmgmt.msc" in the search box and press the "Enter" key. This will launch the Device Manager. (Reference 1)

Click the white arrow next to "Portable Devices" to expand the list of portable device drivers located on your computer. (Reference 2)

Right-click on the BlackBerry driver and choose "Uninstall." Repeat this step with any drivers from RIM or BlackBerry in your Device Manager. (Reference 1)

Restart your computer after the BlackBerry drivers are removed.

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Based in Nashville, Valerie Lauer has been writing for local and national media since 2004. She has written for the "Williamson Herald," "Murfreesboro Pulse," "The Record" and "The Alumni Record." She has worked as a cellular phone technician since 2008. Valerie has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University.