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Windows 7: How Do I Get Rid Of Old AMD GPU Software?

21 Jan 2015   #1
DesertDrydock

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 
How Do I Get Rid Of Old AMD GPU Software?

The other day my PC decided to run a check disk on boot. I sat and watched as it removed and restored six or seven AMD entries, one of which was an exe. I have had screen flash in some programs on this system from day one and it was part of my reasoning (it was recommended by a Microsoft tech) from switching from AMD to Nvidia. Once I installed the nvidia card I still had the screen flash but it wasn't as bad. I get the flash in Firefox, Adobe Reader, Blender CAD, Microsoft Flight Simulator X and on and on. I get the "Driver has stopped responding and recovered errors and in certain instances I get a blackout that can only be fixed with a reboot.

The other day I began to suspect that the old AMD software could be the problem but here's the deal. I reinstalled Windows 7 on a new hard drive when I installed the Nvidia video cards. This HDD has never seen the AMD drivers. How did this happen and how can I remove the AMD software from my motherboard? I guess?


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23 Jan 2015   #2
DesertDrydock

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Okay, I believe I have located them, I knew it was a stupid statement on the motherboard but I was really at a loss. In C > Windows > winsxs, there are hundreds of folders starting with the title "amd64_" and a backup folder with the same.

Is it safe to remove these?
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23 Jan 2015   #3
Genghis Thom

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Try the utility you can download from here.
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23 Jan 2015   #4
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

The name amd64 is misleading - it does not refer to AMD graphics etc. I would not delete them.
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23 Jan 2015   #5
DesertDrydock

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks, With further investigation I found that the amd64 folders are because AMD was the first involved with the 64 bit system, yepper, I would be hating myself if I sent them to the recycle bin
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