Display Driver Uninstaller Thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by Wagnard, Jul 14, 2013.

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  1. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Well, I haven't checked that yet. I will have time tomorrow to check if there is changes that requires an update.
     
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  2. JonasBeckman

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    Same 150 files as the last couple of drivers at least but the Radeon Settings software has a few additions though if the entire folder is wiped I guess it doesn't matter too much. :)

    Legacy CLI thing still being kept around too even if most of the settings have migrated over by now, wonder when they're actually going to drop that.


    EDIT: Though the two new services might require some additional cleanup (Overlay and the ReLive one which activates even if ReLive is skipped during installation as soon as RadeonSettings.exe is first launched.) though these can be renamed if the user doesn't require the overlay or ReLive functionality.

    And the C:\AMD\atikmdag_dce.log file wherever that actually comes from.

    EDIT: Oh right since this is driver branch 17.50 now the coinst_17.40.dll became coinst_17.50.dll hah.
    (I guess there's a reason it's not simply coinst.dll ha ha.)

    EDIT: And some new registry entries.

    BigSoftwareMajorVersion
    BigSoftwareMinorVersion

    HideDisplayColor

    And a few name changes such as Crimson ReLive -> Adrenaline
     
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  3. Wagnard

    Wagnard Ancient Guru

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    Currently swapping my NVIDIA to RADEON and starting to work on DDU (if needed)...
     
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    Great! Thanks.

    ^ Jonas helps i guess, with his comment.
     

  5. JonasBeckman

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    I don't think the comment does that much, a quick comparison with the INF shows most of these changes although being a WHQL driver there's some additional GPU's supported which I assume are integrated or APU variants or perhaps general laptop models so there's a lot of additions compared to say 17.11.4 but since it's categorized nicely it's at least pretty straightforward to sift through most of this and getting to the data holding registry information, dll files and other install information. :)

    Comparing the files also helps though the Catalyst Crimson Settings and some of the others are packed into installers though these can be logged and monitored or just maybe deleting the entire folder although this is risky for chipset users which might see some shared folders for the files there. (Although I am fairly certain it's mostly for the Windows folder and the .dll and .sys files there with issues with earlier uninstall software blanket deleting amd* which even gets some of the default OS files included on the image at worst.)

    Values and such can change too but that doesn't alter things when the entire registry key is removed so the only importance here is anything being added, there are some Vulkan registry additions too, implicit layers and two .json files as I remember. :)

    EDIT: These I think.

    HKLM, "SOFTWARE\Khronos\Vulkan\ImplicitLayers", "%25%\System32\amd-vulkan64.json", %REG_DWORD%, 0
    HKLM, "SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Khronos\Vulkan\ImplicitLayers", "%25%\SysWow64\amd-vulkan32.json", %REG_DWORD%, 0


    AMD's own uninstaller isn't that bad either, but it does leave some settings for Catalyst Crimson in the user folder and some registry remains, plus with Windows 10 it'll detect that a basic driver is now installed and do a background check grabbing who knows what, if you haven't absolutely ensured Win10 can not install drivers you need to disable the network adapter or pull the cable or it'll install whatever it finds. :D
    (If you're lucky it'll be a 17.xx driver at least. Ha ha.)
     
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  6. Wagnard

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    There was a a few thing to take care of, nothing critical.
    Expect a release soon.

    Edit: released !
     
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    Thanks again!
     
  8. Watcher

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    Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

    As always, see first post of this thread for download locations and other important information.
     
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    Shouldn't DDU clear/reset to defaults AMD custom Performance hotkeys as well? I set perf overlay to Alt+P, Window location to top right and Overlay to Alt+L in previous drivers and these settings were preserved. (Not that I'm complaining)
     
  10. Wagnard

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    Can you send me your DDU logs at wagnard28@gmail.com so I can check what was missed?
    Thanks
     

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    Sent. Difference re logs is: used my wife's computer. Tried to be as close to how I did mine.
     
  12. Wagnard

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    Thanks from the look of it, everything is clean.
    So I guess we will have to check were actually theses value are saved.
    If anyone can help or know already where they are saved, just tell me please ;)


    Also, can someone with AMD CPU and GPU share what is inside this folder : C:\Users\"YOUR USER NAME"\AppData\Local\RadeonInstaller
    Is there only a cache folder or is there something else?
    Thanks.
     
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    A lot of .qmlc tinny files inside qmlc folder, 97 exactly in my pc (FX 8350 - RX 480)
    Sorry my english
    Google drive link:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QRR-0FR9sVCjM7wQgX2N-7qai7U9RfAB
     
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  14. Wagnard

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    On my rig, Ryzen 7 1700X + Radeon RX 580, there's only the cache folder. Let me know if you need me to upload its full content online, Wagnard.
     

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    Thanks, not necessary, I only needed to know if there was another folder than the "cache" one.
    No need for it's content.

    Now only need to know where theses are saved "AMD custom Performance hotkeys"
     
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    Registry probably.
    https://pastebin.com/YcrfKFNF

    Or so I thought, but on closer look those are the defaults and not what I've bound them to in CNext...interesting.

    EDIT: Sure is a lot of these though after poking around a bit, AMD, ATI, Radeon and under various branches or hives or what to call them ha ha.

    EDIT: There they are.

    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AMD\DVR

    Similar to the above but under the current user path rather than the local machine one. :)
    (And yet more AMD, ATI, Radeon groups and numerous settings under each.)


    EDIT: Not so much Radeon but plenty of AMD and ATI ones.

    AMDRegExport.rar
    http://www99.zippyshare.com/v/BYZl2W4U/file.html

    That's about all the reg keys I found and exported, beyond these there's probably others though the uninstaller likely covers many of these already such as the CurrentConfig path for the GPU and it's settings and stuff like monitor specific configurations (VSR for one if I remember correctly uses some of this data.) and probably more. :D
    (Probably some legacy bits in here too, and lots of settings and various paths for installers, local user names and so on but nothing really sensitive or anything and hopefully it helps a bit.)


    EDIT: Wonder what those Steam appid things are for though?

    Well congratulations CNext you found The Division?

    "steamappid_16A4"="365590"

    https://steamdb.info/app/365590/

    And AC Origins apparently. :p

    "steamappid_A24"="582160"

    https://steamdb.info/app/582160/
     
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  18. Wagnard

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    Huge thanks for all of this, I'll check this after the festivities.
    Merry Christmas to everyone!
     
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    Merry Christmas, mate! Have a great time with your family and loved ones! ;)
     
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    Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.2 was released yesterday.
     
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