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haven't done this in awhile...

Do I use CCleaner to delete the catalyst?
http://i.imgur.com/rX1yx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bdB6a.jpg
Is this where to uninstall the drivers?

http://phyxion.net/Driver-Sweeper/Driver-Sweeper/Version-3-1-0/
which to get?

Do I go into safe mode after and run that and what to delete?
anything else?

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/radeon_win7-32.aspx
I install after restart?
Edited by czin125 - 8/15/11 at 3:55am
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Yes, you can do either of those. Unless you encounter issues, there really isn't a reason to run Driver Sweeper or CCleaner's registry cleaner. I've always just uninstalled through the Control Panel and have had no issues.
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Safe mode will generally not uninstall ATI drivers properly. You uninstall drivers from Windows add/remove program in Control Panel. Run ATIMAN uninstaller from a Admin Account (Search Google to get instructions if you don't know how to create one) and it will remove the drivers. You can also delete the AMD/ATI folders on the main HDD directory also and use CCleaner to clean up the rest of files possibly left back.

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To be quite honest, all you really have to do is go into the Programs and Features control panel, uninstall the Catalyst Control Center, reboot, and then install the newer version.

Some might even argue that you don't even have to uninstall the old version first (because many don't).

However, if you want to use Driver Sweeper and have easy access to it when you're in Safe Mode, then I recommend using the Installer. If you couldn't care less, then download the Binaries. Using the Binaries will just mean that you'll have to know where it is so that you can open it from wherever you downloaded it to. If you use the Installer, then you'll have other options like a Start Menu programs folder and quick access by using the Start Menu search box.

Anyway, you don't need to use CCLeaner. If you want to go this far, then just use Driver Sweeper like this:
  1. Uninstall Catalyst Control Center in the Programs and Features control panel
  2. Reboot into Safe Mode
  3. Once in Safe Mode, open Driver Sweeper
  4. Select "AMD - Display"
  5. Click "Clean"
  6. Reboot when it prompts you
  7. Once back in Windows normally, install the version of CCC that you want

That's really about all there is to it. However, based on my experience with NVIDIA, I recommend looking for a folder in the root of your C: drive called either "AMD" or "ATI". Open it and look to see if it's a folder for the display driver. If it is, then delete the folder before doing ANY of this. It will prevent Windows from automatically installing whatever is in that folder when you get back into Windows after using Driver Sweeper. Although, Driver Sweeper 3.1.0 might actually take care of it!
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" Now the last bit. Go onto "regedit".

Click HKEY LOCAL MACHINE and extend the folder.

Click SOFTWARE and extent the folder.

Click the folders one at a time that begin with "ATI" or "AMD" and hit the DEL key to delete them.

Reboot.

Install your new ATI/AMD drivers.

far more effective and safer then a driver cleaner. driver cleaners can cause issues with registry and software driver communication and INF file corruption other an amount of use.

Hope this helps.

Cheers. "

Should I also delete the ones under HKEY_CURRENT_USER // Software // AMD and ATI ?

in his guide or do I leave those?
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Originally Posted by czin125;14588270 
" Now the last bit. Go onto "regedit".

Click HKEY LOCAL MACHINE and extend the folder.

Click SOFTWARE and extent the folder.

Click the folders one at a time that begin with "ATI" or "AMD" and hit the DEL key to delete them.

Reboot.

Install your new ATI/AMD drivers.

far more effective and safer then a driver cleaner. driver cleaners can cause issues with registry and software driver communication and INF file corruption other an amount of use.

Hope this helps.

Cheers. "

Should I also delete the ones under HKEY_CURRENT_USER // Software // AMD and ATI ?

in his guide or do I leave those?
No.

To be quite honest, all you really have to do is go into the Programs and Features control panel, uninstall the Catalyst Control Center, reboot, and then install the newer version.

Some might even argue that you don't even have to uninstall the old version first (because many don't).

However, if you want to use Driver Sweeper and have easy access to it when you're in Safe Mode, then I recommend using the Installer. If you couldn't care less, then download the Binaries. Using the Binaries will just mean that you'll have to know where it is so that you can open it from wherever you downloaded it to. If you use the Installer, then you'll have other options like a Start Menu programs folder and quick access by using the Start Menu search box.

Anyway, you don't need to use CCLeaner. If you want to go this far, then just use Driver Sweeper like this:
  1. Uninstall Catalyst Control Center in the Programs and Features control panel
  2. Reboot into Safe Mode
  3. Once in Safe Mode, open Driver Sweeper
  4. Select "AMD - Display"
  5. Click "Clean"
  6. Reboot when it prompts you
  7. Once back in Windows normally, install the version of CCC that you want

That's really about all there is to it. However, based on my experience with NVIDIA, I recommend looking for a folder in the root of your C: drive called either "AMD" or "ATI". Open it and look to see if it's a folder for the display driver. If it is, then delete the folder before doing ANY of this. It will prevent Windows from automatically installing whatever is in that folder when you get back into Windows after using Driver Sweeper. Although, Driver Sweeper 3.1.0 might actually take care of it!
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