Don't use the tool Driver Sweeper to delete old ATI drivers

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by Mineria, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Kuldebar

    Kuldebar Active Member

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    I don't think a utility to remove ATI drivers is necessary unless someone has borked their install by manually attempting to delete files.

    If the GPU maker can't figure out how to properly uninstall their drivers, I am reluctant to think a third party will do any better.

    I have never had an issue with bad uninstalls in the last decade + of using ATI cards.
     
  2. onemoar

    onemoar Master Guru

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    lol driver "uninstallers"
     
  3. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Tell that to RadeonPro users who thought CCC can't do jack sh!t for profiling their games, and also MSI Afterburner users for OC-ing.

    Besides, like onemoar said, this isn't about a 'driver uninstaller'.
    I'm pretty sure everyone who uses some sort of driver cleaners did use AMD's own uninstaller first.
    What those cleaners do is just sweeping up whatever the uninstaller has left behind, like unused files and registry entries, not uninstalling the entire driver suite.
     
  4. onemoar

    onemoar Master Guru

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    not what I ment
    driver sweeper and the like do nothing but cause moar problems
     

  5. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    :heh:
    It's just you, maybe.

    Not me, definitely.
    Aside from SP1 thingy, never had any problems, actually.
     
  6. MrH

    MrH Ancient Guru

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    Never had a problem with it, I use the latest version though.
     
  7. geeunit

    geeunit Master Guru

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    i been using the one hosted on guru3d (i think its 2.1) and i have no problems with it

    i did a file integrity check and it came back 100% good also

    after reading some info i did go get the latest version though
     
  8. V-FrIeNd

    V-FrIeNd Member Guru

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    I use 2.1
    not have problems.
     
  9. Pestul

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    Same here. I was only using 2.1 but had no problems installing SP1, but still thought it wise to scan integrity of the file system. No errors but I also upgraded to 2.9.
     
  10. onemoar

    onemoar Master Guru

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    there is no reason to use such programs unless you are running xp
     

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