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What is the proper etiquette for uninstalling an installing ATI drivers??

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon Drivers Section' started by saberwolf, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. saberwolf

    saberwolf Member Guru

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    Just like the topic says.......what are the best approaches to installing, uninstalling, an possibly re-installing ATI Gfx card drivers???

    Are there ATI tools that I could use for total uninstall of all gfx "Catalysis" drivers an all their components for a proper reinstall for a newer driver???

    What are the best steps to take to ensure a proper install or uninstall of ATI Gfx card drivers?:biggun:
     
  2. crushilista

    crushilista Ancient Guru

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    No need to double post friend. When you have one thread open, leave it to only one thread.

    Step one: Go to your control panel and uninstall programs. Find the driver and uninstall it.
    Step two: Get the program Driver Sweeper, and sweep out the ATI driver section.
    Step three: Restart
    Step Four: Install new drivers.
     
  3. MrH

    MrH Ancient Guru

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    I do the same but I restart after uninstalling from the control panel and then use Driver Sweeper.
     
  4. Barton C++

    Barton C++ Master Guru

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    uhm... start the install app

    you will have option to install or uninstall (ops! edit)


    if this way is wrong, why did the masters (*cough*) put it there?

    single cards, no problems...but crossfire'd cards...grrr...if drivers/xfire perf doesnt improve, I wont even look at future AMD gfx cards, 6900 series...
     
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  5. rafaelbo

    rafaelbo New Member

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    Well, I never used Driver Sweeper and it always worked fine.
    Except when I bought a new gpu and used it. What happened is I simply couldn't boot windows normally, only on safe mode, and couldn't resintall the drivers from safe mode, so I had to do a clean install of Windows.
    Also, I read some replies here of people saying things like: "ok, driver sweeper strikes again, formatting".
     
  6. crushilista

    crushilista Ancient Guru

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    I read replies of people saying that the two drivers conflict and give them unbreakable blue screens. So it's just the luck of the draw. Small small percentages.
     
  7. MyBrains

    MyBrains Master Guru

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    MISMCSA Active Member

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    This. Step two is advised to do during safe made.
     
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    saif Master Guru

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    Dude... someone should create a sticky.... this question is classic...
     

  11. crushilista

    crushilista Ancient Guru

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    I made a thread once explaining how to do it and sent it to Finch, but he must have not have accepted it. Although he did listen to two other mentions I asked off, so nothing bad on him at all.
     

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