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Windows 7: Is it safe to remove my old AMD folder?

04 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 10 64bit
Is it safe to remove my old AMD folder?

Hello! I switched my old amd graphic card to a gtx 970 today!

However my old amd folder in the C: drive takes up alot of space and because its a 200 gb ssd I really want to keep it as clean as possible.

I still have my amd cpu. If I remove EVERYTHING in the folder does it include my cpu drivers and stuff related to mine cpu?

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04 Apr 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

On my C-partition and D-partition I have a folder named TestDel[driveletter]; I move certain folders like the one you described into the appropriate TestDel folder, such stays there for a month or two, sometimes longer. If after a couple of OS and data partition backups later, Windows does just fine without said folder[s], then I finally delete said folder from within TestDel[driveletter].
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09 Apr 2016   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

If the folder is in the main C: folder, then you should be all right to delete it. It just contains install files that the installer never seems to clean up. Grrrr,

Since you went Nvidia, you should be able to remove the AMD folders under \Program Files and \Program Files (x86).

I would first use Window's uninstall feature to remove the AMD graphics drivers if you haven't already. Under no circumstances remove the AHCI or USB drivers. Do the custom uninstall to make sure that you don't remove these drivers. You won't be able to use a USB keyboard/mouse if you do, and it's really tough getting them back in with a PS2 keyboard (if you have one) and no mouse.
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10 Apr 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Just remove the AMD video card driver and software.
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19 Apr 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

there's a software available for that. you may want to use "display driver uninstaller"
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19 Apr 2016   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

No. Just uninstalling through Control Panel and deleting the folder afterward will be fine.
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