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Seems really excessive, I usually just use driver sweeper or the uninstall option that comes up during the install of drivers.
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Seems really excessive, I usually just use driver sweeper or the uninstall option that comes up during the install of drivers.

The point of this guide is to prevent the use of driver sweeper. Over long use of such a tool, it can put you at slight risk of file corruption and missing registry entries and the only fix is a format. I know, i've been there plenty of times. It may look "Excessive" but it takes less than 1 minute once you have done it once or twice before. It's far safer and more secure. Driver sweeper also misses stuff. I've done tests.
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I know where he is coming from. It seems like a lot of work at first but I am sure it is far more simple. After dealing with a couple of nasty trojans over the last year I am familiar enough with the registry to feel comfy doing it your way.

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The point of this guide is to prevent the use of driver sweeper. Over long use of such a tool, it can put you at slight risk of file corruption and missing registry entries and the only fix is a format. I know, i've been there plenty of times. It may look "Excessive" but it takes less than 1 minute once you have done it once or twice before. It's far safer and more secure. Driver sweeper also misses stuff. I've done tests.
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I know where he is coming from. It seems like a lot of work at first but I am sure it is far more simple. After dealing with a couple of nasty trojans over the last year I am familiar enough with the registry to feel comfy doing it your way.

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Glad i could help ya!
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LOL nice stealth edit. I saw your original one earlier and couldnt reply to it at the time on my phone.

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LOL nice stealth edit. I saw your original one earlier and couldnt reply to it at the time on my phone.

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Alternatively, you could just Driver Sweeper, which afaik does the same thing...
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Thank you so much for the walkthrough, old man/gamer here who didn't want a driver conflict like I had to get sorted last time by a techie. You have helped me a lot. So much so I signed up to this forum just to thank you. Much appreciated.

now to find a way to have a portrait wallpaper and a landscape one... wink wink lol jks.

All the best, Busylad83
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Thank you so much for the walkthrough, old man/gamer here who didn't want a driver conflict like I had to get sorted last time by a techie. You have helped me a lot. So much so I signed up to this forum just to thank you. Much appreciated.

now to find a way to have a portrait wallpaper and a landscape one... wink wink lol jks.

All the best, Busylad83

I am extremely happy that this guide worked for you. Thank you very much for signing up to thank me.
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hey Bradley,

was wondering if you could help me before I proceeded with following this guide?

I'm having very similar problems to the ones you appeared to be having on this thread
http://www.overclock.net/intel-general/965969-blue-screen-all-sudden-every-5-a.html

I get the same BSOD although not quite as frequently, and atikmdag.sys is the leading culprit.

I was wondering whether you found a driver that properly works for your system and what steps you took aside from those in this guide.

Thanks in advance, any help is greatly appreciated.
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