How to Uninstall ASIO Drivers

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Musicians on the Windows platform knows that in order to get the latency down, you need ASIO drivers. But what about old drivers that you want to uninstall?

Windows is notorious for not natively supporting low latency sound drivers, and the only way users have to do something about it is to use third party drivers like the infamous ASIO4ALL or Magix Low Latency 2016.

However, when upgrading your hardware you might not want to see those options in your settings window, so here's how to remove them from your system.

Edit the Windows Registry

Actually there's no need to uninstall the drivers, you just need to make sure to unlist them from the ASIO settings on your system. To do this, open the Registry Editor by opening the Run window by pressing WIN+R and type regedit. Press Enter.

You're now in Windows' Registry Editor, simply called "regedit" since it's easier to say and talk about.

  1. First, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / ASIO
  2. Delete the entry Magic Low Latency
  3. Last, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / WOW6432Node / ASIO
  4. Delete the same entry here

Now you're done!