Problems with Installation I joined the forum so I could suggest a couple things to help some people here. I have seen alot of people having issues with installs. For anybody using Windows 7, I have a "try it at your own risk" solution that has worked for me. There are some built in compatibility features in Windows 7 that cause strange errors quite often, especially with software installations. These "services" frequently "lock" certain files (anything executable) and degrade the performance of the OS itself. They are there to help incompatible applications run on windows 7. I have no such applications, so no harm done by disabling these "services" for me. To disable them, you must edit group policy. 1. Hold the windows key and press R. In the run box type gpedit.msc 2. Expand computer configuration, administrative templates, windows components, and select application compatibility folder. There are eight settings there. Enable the 3rd through the 7th. Close the editor. 3. Hold windows key and press R. Type in services.msc in the run box. 4. Find the diagnostic policy service and the program compatibility assistant service. Double click each one of them and change the startup type to disabled. Reboot. Hope this helps some people here. I also stop all the AMD services before I do an install (external events utility, etc.) I have only ever used the AMD uninstaller (no driver sweeper, atiman, etc.) and have never had an issue with any driver install. I've installed all the hotfix and beta drivers since 11.5. I currently have the Jan 17th 8.95 with CCC from 12.2 preview working perfectly here.