How to completely uninstall DisplayLink software on Windows

This article covers the various methods for uninstalling DisplayLink software:

Uninstalling on Windows 7 – Windows 10

To uninstall the DisplayLink USB Graphics software on Windows 7 - Windows 10:
  1. From the Start Menu, find "Control Panel".
  2. From the Programs item, click "Uninstall program".
  3. Double click on "DisplayLink Core software".
    A windows confirmation dialog opens (if enabled)
  4. Click Yes.
  5. A message may appear to state which software packages will also be uninstalled

    Click Yes to uninstall the packages that use DisplayLink Core Software
    The uninstaller automatically uninstalls the software.
  6. Once uninstalled, you will be prompted to reboot

    Click Yes to complete the uninstall.

Still having problems uninstalling?

If the steps above have failed, DisplayLink provide a Cleaner tool to remove all DisplayLink files and drivers. This tool should be used as a last resort and not a standard way of uninstalling.

DisplayLink Install Cleaner.

Having run the cleaner, reboot the computer before trying to reinstall the DisplayLink software again.

Uninstalling the MSI installed Drivers

Note: These steps are only supported from v6.1 M1 onwards. Releases before this date cannot be silently uninstalled.

To uninstall the DisplayLink software, msiexec can be run in quiet mode. The following commands should be run in the following order:

To uninstall the product:

start /wait msiexec /qn /x \\path\to\Setup.msi DL_PACKAGE_ONLY=Yes REBOOT=ReallySuppress

To uninstall the DisplayLink Core software:

start /wait msiexec /qn /x \\path\to\DisplayLinkCore.msi REBOOT=ReallySuppress

If the option "REBOOT=ReallySuppress" is not used, the system will automatically reboot without warning after the uninstall. This is probably not desired behaviour, therefore it is suggested this option is set, and the PC rebooted by the user later.

Note that it is not possible to uninstall the Core if there are other customer product packages installed.

To remove the DisplayLink software from SCCM:
  1. In Software Library \ Overview \ Application Management \ Applications select the application that needs to be uninstalled. Make sure that Graphics application is selected. In the tab Deployments, delete the current deployment.
  2. In tab Deployment types select properties.
  3. Repeat the steps as above, only changing the Deployment Settings to Uninstall.

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