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Windows 7: Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling


09 May 2010   #9
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling

How to Clean Left Over Driver Files with DDU or Driver Sweeper


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10 Feb 2011   #10
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
That "NVIDIA" folder you just delete manually, this program is designed to delete the left over files once you have uninstalled the driver through "Programs and Features", there can be problems caused if you just uninstall then install the new drivers, the old and new drivers may conflict with each-other and cause errors.
Thanks for the confirmation. This will prove to be useful since I recently switched from an Nvidia graphics driver to an ATI based one. Thanks for the tutorial. Rep added!

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10 Feb 2011   #11
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Thank you.
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27 Feb 2011   #12
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

NEW version 2.9.0 first post updated.
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25 Apr 2011   #13
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

3.0.0 Released


information   Information

Version 3.0.0 - 22-04-11


New:

- Added NEC - USB cleaning.
Thanks to wiak.
- Added Fresco Logic - USB cleaning.
Thanks to wiak.
- Added theme support. There are four additional themes to choose from besides the default theme.

Updated:

- Improved AMD - Display cleaning.
- Improved Intel - Chipset cleaning.
- Improved NVIDIA - Display cleaning.
- Improved NVIDIA - Chipset cleaning.
- Improved NVIDIA - PhysX cleaning.
- External executables are now executed in Windows Temp folder to prevent antivirus warnings.
- Initial work done for a major improvement to both cleaning and restore methods.
- Removed unused external executable.
- Improved Traditional Chinese translation.
Thanks to 呆呆烈.
- Internal libraries.
- Improved update check.

Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper
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06 May 2011   #14
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

New version 3.0.0 first post updated.
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14 May 2011   #15
Hamakiotis

Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1
 
 

I have replaced my nvidia graphics card long with a new ati (AGP system) Asus 4650 1Gb. Never checked for leftover files after uninstalling the old card. But, as many other owners of the same card, I have some problems with its drivers and i wonder it has to do with those files.
After running Driver Sweeper 3.0.0 I see the following in the starting window:
Nvidia-chipset
Nvidia-display
Nvidia-PhysX
What exactly are all these files? I suppose i have to get rid of the second one, what about the others?
Thank you in advance
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16 May 2011   #16
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

These left over files can cause conflicts with the new driver files, that's why its a good idea to use Driver Sweeper to remove all these files.
If you are only removing graphic card drivers you only need to remove display and physx the chipset is to with your motherboard.
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10 Jun 2011   #17
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

New version.

Quote:
Version 3.1.0 - 05-06-11

New:

- Added Marvell - Storage cleaning.
Thanks to agent47.
- Added JMicron - Storage cleaning.
Thanks to agent47.
- Added HP - Printer cleaning.
Thanks to agent47.
- Exceptions will now be reported automatically to phyxion.net.

Updated:

- Improved NVIDIA - Chipset cleaning.
- Improved AMD - Display cleaning.
- Improved NVIDIA - Display cleaning.
- Desktop Icon 'Save' button now automatically selects the new item.
- Changed the location of the update files.

Fixed:

- Rare crash when scanning for a file when the directory does not exists.
- Exception after clicking on the 'Update' button.
- NVIDIA - Chipset problems.
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11 Jun 2011   #18
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote:
Version 3.1.0 - 05-06-11

New:

- Added Marvell - Storage cleaning.
Thanks to agent47.
- Added JMicron - Storage cleaning.
Thanks to agent47.
- Added HP - Printer cleaning.
Thanks to agent47.
- Exceptions will now be reported automatically to phyxion.net.

Updated:

- Improved NVIDIA - Chipset cleaning.
- Improved AMD - Display cleaning.
- Improved NVIDIA - Display cleaning.
- Desktop Icon 'Save' button now automatically selects the new item.
- Changed the location of the update files.

Fixed:

- Rare crash when scanning for a file when the directory does not exists.
- Exception after clicking on the 'Update' button.
- NVIDIA - Chipset problems.
Thanks Airbot I'll update it now.
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27 Sep 2011   #19
Tyenot

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

New version out 3.2.0
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