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MY method of uninstalling video drivers

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by 2DividedbyZero, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. 2DividedbyZero New Member

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    I thought I would post up my method of uninstalling ATI/AMD video drivers, I have found it works very well and maybe you could try it if the Cat install manager doesn't do what you think it should do.

    I have Win 7 x64 and install my drivers to the OS on C:\ so you may have to adapt to your OS a little bit...


    Step1.

    Uninstall ALL ATI/AMD software using CCC install manager, then remove the install manager itself from Control Panel\Programs and features

    Step2.

    Delete ALL folders named ATI/AMD in

    C:\
    C:\Program Files
    C:\Program Files (x86)
    C:\ProgramData
    C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local

    Step3.

    Using device manager, uninstall (if any) ATI/AMD devices shown in Display adapters (including software if asked)

    Step4. (The longest bit)

    hit win+R and type regedit
    navigate to the following:-

    - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ delete ALL ATI/AMD folders
    - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ delete ALL ATI/AMD folders


    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ delete ALL ATI/AMD folders
    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ delete ALL ATI/AMD folders

    - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\ Delete all keys (those that cannot be deleted will show an error)

    Step5.

    Reboot, you system should now be clear of any previous ATI/AMD drivers


    takes less than 5 minutes, hope the guide can help.

    Steve


    [EDIT] IF when you reboot in step 5, your system just shows either
    a) a black screen or
    b) the windows boot up GUI
    when you should be on the desktop, then you need to restart in SAFE MODE, once in SAFE MODE and at the desktop, do the following:-

    in device manager, delete any hardware that is shown (including software) from Display adapters, reboot and should then be good to go.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2011
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    yep that the same, i usually use find features on regedit then type nvidia or ati and let it find for you
    simple but effective
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  4. 2DividedbyZero New Member

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    yep as good as (never seen that post before), but i don't see the need to use driver sweeper, or empty your recycle bin

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