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Default Display Driver Uninstaller Thread - 07-14-2013, 14:20 | posts: 2,118 | Location: ****l (Qc) , Canada

Driver Uninstaller (DDU) / Cleaner made for Display Drivers.(NVIDIA/AMD)

Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal utility that can help you completely uninstall AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers and packages from your system, without leaving leftovers behind (including registry keys, folders and files, driver store).

The AMD/NVIDIA video drivers can normally be uninstalled from the Windows Control panel, this driver uninstaller program was designed to be used in cases where the standard driver uninstall fails, or anyway when you need to thoroughly delete NVIDIA and ATI video card drivers.

The current effect after you use this driver removal tool will be similar as if its the first time you install a new driver just like a fresh, clean install of Windows. As with any tool of this kind, we recommend creating a new system restore point before using it, so that you can revert your system at any time if you run into problems.

This tool act similar to what Driver sweeper do + the extra mentioned above.

If you have problem installing older driver or newer one, give it a try as there are some reports that it fix thoses problems.


-The tool can be used in Normal mode but for absolute stability when using DDU, Safemode is always the best and using the button (Clean+restart) are the recommended options.

-You do NOT need to uninstall the driver before using DDU.

- I would like to gather feedback from you guys. Tell me if it was success or not.
make a backup or a system restore point , DDU should be considered Beta or experimental.

-For people with driver problem, if this tool gave you any success into fixing some issues your are currently experiencing, please share your result.

Keep note that NVIDIA/AMD did not have anything to do with this, I do not work at or for NVIDIA/AMD and they should not be held responsible for anything that may go wrong with this application.

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NOTE: .NET framework 2.0 Minimum Required.

Windows XP up to 8.1 is supported X86/X64 (not sure for WinXP x64)


Official DDU Download Website:Download Here - Guru3D Official mirror

SOURCE : google code

Display Driver Uninstaller (01-11-2015)
-DDU will now log some of the deleted registry key. (work in progress)
-New extended log window that show the log progress in realtime.
-Additional AMD assembly cleanUP
-Additional AMD cleanUP for older CAT version (Thanks to kevsamiga1974 help on this)


Display Driver Uninstaller 12.9.0 (06-01-2014)

-DDU now run as a System process to avoid permission issues and also avoid having to change itself permission on the system.
-Updates to nVidia and Intel CleanUP
-Worked a bit the messages-box on start-up
-Updates to nVidia and Intel CleanUP
-Language update : Korean (Contributor: 4Li)
-Several little fixes on the code.

Release 9.2

-Shadowplay support

-Remove AMD eventviewer stuff.

-Packages are now remove from non standart folders (AMD CCC in 13.11B6 for example)

-Some improvement to the auto update notification features. (it now check my server and guru3d server too)

-Update to the English language, added Italian language (Credits weah), German (Credits Have Heart), Polish (Credits freeman94)

-Fixed Nvidia demo that were also remove by DDU

Release 9.0

-Multi-Language support : English, French, Spanish (credits MerolaC), Duch (credits Elite3540), Portuguese (credits DiRgE), Chineses (Credits BenYeeHua)

-Fix Nvidia environement Path cleanup

-Replaced some contains with startswith where it make sense.

-Some speed up in regcleaing with he .cfg files

-Updated and added aditional files to the configs file

-Support cleaning of the announced ShadowPlay when its released.

-Updated devcon

Release 8.0

-Added driverfiles.cfg : Is meant for the removal of driver files from
Windows\System32\drivers \System32 \SysWOW64 and the registry location of
So this is not hard-coded anymore.

-Do not disable hardware before remove. (not needed anymore and cause problem
for old o.s anyway)

-Windows vista does not required to have the internet disconnected anymore.

Release 7.8.2

More AMD Fuel Stuff.

Release 7.8.1

-Remove AMD Fuel Service
-Fix possible application Hang/Deadlock.

Release 7.8

-Disabling the Internet Connection is not required anymore for win7+
-More CleanUP for NVIDIA ( Your Ccleaner / Driver sweeper should not have much left if any)
-Some more CleanUP for AMD

Release 7.7.1

Is only a minor fix to remove the listed Application profile from (Programs and features)

Release 7.7

-Clean a lot more AMD left over.
(not much stuff releated to AMD should be left in Ccleaner / driver sweeper now)

Release 7.6.1
-Fixes to the auto-notification when no Internet connection or while using a higher version.
-Some generals fix to waitonexit to avoid possible deadlock / hang.
-Fix NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) removal
-Fixes to finding if oemxx.inf can be force to removal or not.

Release 7.6

-Added a workaround to fix laptop that will have a yellow mark after removal on their intel PCI-E root port.

-Many small fix here and there.

-Log has more details for the devs.

-Fix 3dVision usb driver removal didnt work correctly before.

Release 7.3.2

Reworked the "find oemxx.inf logic." (DDU could have missed some oemxx.inf before)

Release 7.3

-More success on the removal of the KERNEL_DRIVER services.
-Some fixes for nvidia CLSID/AppID removal. (registry clean UP)

Release 7.2
-Fixed a bug that could prevent the driver store to be cleaned.

Release 7.1

-DDU now disable devices before removing them (help on multitude of things)
-More logs on the .log
-Gui log is more user friendly.
-Also remove Monitor and hidden monitors (some system have more than 100. A new monitor is installed after each driver update for those who didn't know)
-Thanks for the 2 users who donated, its appreciated.

Release 7.0

-Improved the cleaning of DCOM/CLSID/TypeLIB/AppID (Nvidia only)
-Removing the hidden drivers services correctly (not like other cleaner I wont name here)
-Some crash fixes.

Release 6.3

- Main UI redesign (there will still be work on this)
- Hopefully fixed a bug that prevented the removal of some device.
- The question mark (top right), now have direct link to the most Popular DDU thread (2x guru + 1 on Geforce official forums)
- Some more cleanUP related to Physx.

Release 6.1
-Fix for a crash when encountering a empty driver store
-More cleanup and chance to fix people with newer / older driver installation issue.(this is in constant developement as it take time to find every information I need to make it close perfect.)

Release V6.0

-The cleaner remove further OEMX.XXX information from the registry and by so *should* fix new driver installation problem people had because of System BSOD(not caused by DDU) , hard shutdown etc.. while installing / uninstalling drivers with the nvidia or AMD installer.

-Add an extra check to be sure that all GPU are removed. (for multiple and with hidden GPU users)

-More Reg-CleanUP of stuff I forgotten or found.

-fix for some users who see a crash with a byte() --> string()
conversion error.

5.1.1 Released
-Fix a crash for those with Binary keyvalue in registry

5.1 Released

-MultiThreading (faster in some case) + the gui is a lot more responsive now
-Tick box to allow or not to remove PhysX
-Fixed a few more potential null exception
-more PhysX cleanUP
-More package cleanup that were not remove ( a bug). Thanks to Dellon for that

Release 5.0 !
-Remove also Hidden drivers !! This will help clean further the Driver store. (less fail to remove oemxx.inf)
-Fixed other potential Null exception Crash

Release 4.3.3

-Fixed a lot of Potential Null exception Crash with the RegCleanUP
-Included a .config file that is needed for the application to choose the correct .net version

4.3 Released
-OEMxxx.inf should be detected more accurately now.

4.2 Released
-If .NET 3.x is not detected, .NET 4.x will be use . (in other term 3.5 is not "REQUIRED" anymore)
-Auto detection of the GPU and select automatically the appropriate option in DDU AMD/ NVIDIA

4.1 Released
-Log is now enabled by default. It can still be changed
-Resolve a possible hang when cleaning c:\nvidia or c:\amd. This bug would also have prevented the system from restarting.

To solve the infinite boot loop issue that some users are having, you must boot with the DVD/USB (Windows installation disk) in recovery with Command prompt and type :

Option 1 (recommended) : bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot

If option 1 is not working,

Option 2 : bootrec /rebuildbcd

There may need to be some adjustement if you have a dualboot system. but if not , it should work correctly.

Note: This is not a DDU issue but an issue with your O.S not being able to go into safemode for some odd reasons...

Last edited by Wagnard; 02-26-2015 at 00:30.
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