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Official AMD Uninstallation Utility!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Catalyst Drivers Section' started by Derko1, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Derko1

    Derko1 Master Guru

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    WARNING!!! Official AMD Uninstallation Utility!

    BECAREFUL WHEN USING THIS UTILITY!

    My self and others have experienced the following issues below. I also had the same issues below and had to restore my system to an earlier date.

    Many others who are having the same issues!

    :bang::bang::bang::bang::bang:

    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx

    Direct Link
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  2. ztooG

    ztooG Member

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    Nice thanks
     
  3. Prasad007

    Prasad007 Active Member

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    Thanks mate! :)
     
  4. MerolaC

    MerolaC Ancient Guru

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    Well.
    This is awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.
     

  5. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

    Cool I guess, but why is this standalone and just not part of the driver uninstallation process anyway? Wouldn't need another program if CIM just uninstalled the driver as intended...
     
  6. hulawafu77

    hulawafu77 Member Guru

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    Said exactly what I was thinking, this is weird.
     
  7. Derko1

    Derko1 Master Guru

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    :stewpid:

    This is true... I wonder if it'll be implemented better to the drivers later on...
     
  8. Prasad007

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    It's also really annoying that the uninstaller is not an installable binary (something like driver sweeper). Instead, one has to run the executable each time a driver needs to uninstalled, without being able to choose what he wants to uninstall. In most cases, you'd want to only remove the display driver and not other components, such as AMD API, etc (if you have that installed).
     
  9. hulawafu77

    hulawafu77 Member Guru

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    I suppose if that's what you want to do. But you can choose what to install and what not to uninstall already. You don't have to do express uninstall. I wouldn't want to do it that way as it seems they do update all aspects of the drivers.
     
  10. Prasad007

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    Yeah, which just makes this tool all the more pointless, except as a 'clean wipeout' directive for your system's AMD technologies.
     

  11. popeye

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    Super duper! Hopefully doesn't turn out to be a rabbit hole and fails to do the job, or worse.

    Please post results of using it. I'm too chicken to try it until positive reviews. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  12. ACMPraetorian

    ACMPraetorian Member Guru

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    Just used it to wipe out Cat 12.11 Beta11.

    Didn't even need to uninstall the drivers first and go through the whole shizzle of rebooting -> load DriverSweeper -> reboot -> install drivers -> reboot.

    I just ran the .exe and it automated the whole process for me.

    Took 2 reboots in total to wipe out the old drivers and install the new 13.1WQHL.

    This tool is pretty swanky.
     
  13. The Mac

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    pretty sweet

    logs out the desktop and does the uninstall then reboots...
     
  14. Lowki

    Lowki Master Guru

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    They stuck with the format people are used to. I think its awesome. Amd has been doing some pretty cool stuff this last year.
     
  15. Derko1

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    Right on! Will give this a try..

    PS, would anyone have any idea why when I uninstall drivers my screen goes black and doesn't come back up? I have to reset my system and then it loads windows in basic mode.. odd.
     
  17. Shaneus

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    Wow, AMD kicking some goals in 2013! Two sets of new drivers, an uninstall utility... damn.
     
  18. lucidus

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    Oh, I thought it involved removing the card from the system.

    :p
     
  19. xyndv

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    Warning
    This Uninstall utility completely messed up my Windows 8 installation, resulting in:
    1) Loss of all power plans and inability to change any related settings.
    2) Inability to enter Safe Mode / Advanced startup.
    3) Messed up "Personalization" window - some themes missing and wrong names.
    4) Messed up text "Language Bar", displaying DLL file names.
    5) Probably more unseen.

    Consequently, I've tried running "sfc /scannow", twice. It found corruption but was unable to fix anything.
    After restoring my system to an earlier point, I've confirmed that this utility is the exact and sole cause.
    Once again- I mean, great support AMD, thanks.
     
  20. Derko1

    Derko1 Master Guru

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    This is the same thing that happened to me! I just did a system restore also... :bang:
     

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