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Windows 7: How to remove AMD drivers properly

28 Jun 2012   #1
vStone1K

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to remove AMD drivers properly

Heya guys, I'm in the process of removing all AMD drivers from my system so I can install the 12.7 official beta version, and I noticed something when I was switching my display adapter to the 'Generic PnP Monitor'.Attachment 218739
In the picture you can see all these old and outdated AMD drivers, from when I was updating and everything. The question is, how can I completely remove these drivers, so that there's nothing in the list except the 'VGA monitor'? I did uninstall everything using the install manager and used Driver Sweeper, but they're still there in the list .
Thanks


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28 Jun 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Don't know if this will help or not. It's from the AMD support site.

GPU-57: How to uninstall pre-existing graphics card drivers from a Microsoft Windows based system

Also did some additonal research and found this information. You can change Device Manager so it will allow you to see non-present devices. You'll then see the old devices in the list, and can uninstall the drivers for them.

In Windows 7 open an elevated command prompt. Type or paste in the following command:

SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1

Open Device Manager. Once you are in Device Manager, go to the View menu and choose Show Hidden Devices, which will show all the device drivers including things that aren't currently installed in your computer.

You can right-click on the driver and then choose Uninstall from the menu to remove the drivers for that old hardware.
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29 Jun 2012   #3
vStone1K

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I tried it, but it only listed the 'Standard VGA Monitor' in the display list. However, I put DriverCleaner.NET on my computer and it removed additional ATI files - and guess what? It removed the outdated drivers
Look! Attachment 218843 There are no traces of any AMD drivers on my system I'll install the driver now
Thanks for your help!
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29 Jun 2012   #4
marsmimar

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Thanks for posting back!
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29 Jun 2012   #5
vStone1K

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

That's OK!
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