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remove AMD graphics drivers, all traces?

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just taken stock of my new 7970 replacing my 6870, i remember having issues last time i upgraded to my 6870 re remnants of old drivers causing me issues and had to eventually reinstall windows .

are there any decent tools out there that will clean my PC free of all AMD GPU drivers stuff?

Thanks

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I recently did this the other day with my 5870.

I used Driver Sweeper

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/4266-driver-sweeper.html

You uninstall the drivers using AMD's uninstall

Then before a reboot, run Driver Sweeper and remove all the entries

Then when your PC restarts you get 640x480 goodness :laugh:

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I use this* 'sometimes' but only if I run into problems

Upgrading the 2 cards you talk about shouldn't need anything more than changing cards

*If you do run into problems, save this in notepad as cleaner.bat and run it after uninstalling the drivers, instructions are given (Enable 'Show file extensions' so you don't save it as a txt file)

@echo off

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo Please make sure that you have UNINSTALLED all ATI

echo drivers and software through windows at programs and

echo features before continuing further.

echo -------------------------------------------------------

pause

@cls

taskkill /F /IM atiesrxx.exe

timeout /t 5

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo Cleaning registry

echo -------------------------------------------------------

REG DELETE "HKCU\Software\ATI" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ATI" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\ATI Technologies" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ATI" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ATI Technologies" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\AMD" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AMD External Events Utility" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\amdkmdag" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\amdkmdap" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Atierecord" /f

REG DELETE "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AtiHdmiService" /f

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo Cleaning Files

echo -------------------------------------------------------

del "%windir%\system32\ati*.*"

del "%windir%\system32\drivers\ati*.*"

del "%windir%\system32\amdpcom*.*"

del "%windir%\ati*.*"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\ati*.*"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\amdpcom*.*"

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo Cleaning OpenCL

echo -------------------------------------------------------

del "%windir%\system32\amdocl64.dll"

del "%windir%\system32\OpenCL.dll"

del "%windir%\system32\OpenVideo64.dll"

del "%windir%\system32\OVDecode.dll"

del "%windir%\system32\SlotMaximizerAg.dll"

del "%windir%\system32\SlotMaximizerBe.dll"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\amdocl.dll"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\OpenCL.dll"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\OpenVideo.dll"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\OVDecode.dll"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\SlotMaximizerAg.dll"

del "%windir%\sysWOW64\SlotMaximizerBe.dll"

rmdir /S /Q "%APPDATA%\ATI"

rmdir /S /Q "%LOCALAPPDATA%\ATI"

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo Please remove this/these folders manually. You need to

echo take ownership of the folders before removal is possible

echo command is takeown /f <directory> /R

echo folders are printed if found below line after this

echo message

echo -------------------------------------------------------

dir /b "%windir%\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository\C7_*.*"

dir /b "%windir%\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository\CH_*.*"

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo Also clean these registry paths between lines after this

echo message on second run of this tool note that the { } are

echo the ones to remove not only the last 'video' path.

echo -------------------------------------------------------

REG QUERY HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video /f "amdkmdap" /s

echo -------------------------------------------------------

echo cleaner complete please reboot your system and run this

echo file again unless doing so atm and then reinstall ATI drivers.

echo -------------------------------------------------------

pause

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I've used Driver Fusion before successfully. Just the free version will do; you don't need the paid one.

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are there any decent tools out there that will clean my PC free of all AMD GPU drivers stuff?

I suggest a screwdriver, which you can use to install a new hard drive. :laugh:

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