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Where do ati drivers go by default??

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by overclocking101, Apr 9, 2011.

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    somehow 11.2 got installed on my pc, I did not install it. I've tried driver sweeper and driver cleaner both find NOTHING ati on my rig, yet somehow 11.2 is installed. im trying to manually find the files/folders and delete them so I can use the better 10.10E's but if i just install them over the 11.2's I get MAJOR issues. maybe there is a place that amd tells their drivers to hide?? im just stumped. i could leave it as is, but i cant install catalyst control center even without issues.
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    By default, Windows puts the core driver files in C:\Windows (usually just the logfile here though); C:\Windows\system32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 (if running 64-bit).
    You can get the details of the driver files from Device Manager :)
    The other files can be found in the usual suspect's location(s) - which is what Driver Sweeper should find without issue.
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    Are you using the latest version of driver sweeper 2.9.0?

    Catalyst 11.3 than?
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    windows update.
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    If that's indeed the case, then he should be able to roll-back the drivers.
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    Plus, you can get rid of all the files you want, but if you don't clean up the registry entries... it could, also, lead to problems.

    Just food for thought.:)
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    i shoulda stated, i went through the registries and deleted a bunch of strings as per Erockers thread showing step by step what to delet and from where. thanks mussles ill search the windows update files.
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    Try opening up Device Manager and double-click on the Display Driver. See what files correspond to the driver, uninstall the driver then (without restarting) delete the corresponding files. I did this in XP, don't know if it's applicable in your situation.
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    i meant thats where its installing from. go offline before you do any cleaning and stay offline til 10.10e are installed. then make sure winupdates arent set to install automatically.

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