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Windows 7: AMD folder

19 Mar 2013   #1

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AMD folder

Hello again Folks. I've got an AMD folder on my C: drive that contains a 'Support' folder that is 1.27GB and contains a bunch of files with extensions that don't mean anything to me. Because I am using an SSD for my OS I try to keep as much unnecessary stuff in D: whenever possible. Can anyone tell me what this AMD stuff is for and can I move it to D: with impunity? Thanks in anticipation, Keith.

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19 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hi,
Usually this would be where the decompressed drivers for your motherboard and or your graphics card reside From yor specs you have a Radeon card so you can delete these files or move them. If you need to reinstall your video card drives you will have to re download them. You can safely regain that space.
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19 Mar 2013   #3

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Hey, you were right first time: they are the video card drivers; AMD is part of Radeon or vice-versa, or something like that. However, I've never seen driver files living in a folder out in the cold like they are, could it be that they were stored there before being loaded, in which case I can move them to D:?
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19 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Yes you can, or you can even delete them as you can get new drivers from AMD. If you want to keep the files put them in a folder called AMD Driver Backup on your D drive. That will free up the space on your SSD and if you need to reinstall the drivers they are right on your D drive.
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19 Mar 2013   #5

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Ah Ha! I love it when my guesses are correct; but only after they have been confirmed by an expert. I'll stick them on D:
Thank-you very much. Keith.
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19 Mar 2013   #6

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You are most welcome Keith. If you need any further help just ask a Geek on Seven Forums.
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