How to remove the default BootCamp ATI video drivers ?

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  1. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    #1
    I was about to install the new ATI video drivers from AMDs website for the 4800 series together with the Catalyst Control Center, however the sites FAQ and the installer itself "reminded" me to completely remove any old video drivers before attempting to install the new drivers. Well, the problem is that I can't find anything related to video card drivers in the software management / uninstall menu...

    Is it safe to just install the fresh drivers and the CCC without removing the old ones ?

    Running Vista SP1 64Bit, Mac specs see sig.

    Thanks.

    PS: This might be the wrong forum for this problem... sorry, just noticed
     
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Usually you want to remove old drivers before installing new ones.

    Last time i booted into windows I used DriverCleaner to remove old video card drivers.
     
  3. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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    Ow, that soft costs 10 bucks :eek:
    Oh well, thanks, I'm going to give it a try.
     
  4. Wookiezuechter macrumors newbie

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    hi,
    i had the same problem and just installed the new catalyst without uninstalling the bootcampdrivers. atm i play crysis and have no problems with the new driverinstallation.
    mike
     
  5. Dragonforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dragonforce

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  6. Gonk42 macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to remove drivers from the system menu. Drivers
    aren't part of the installed software so won't appear in that menu.

    Go to the Start button and then select the following series of menus

    Control Panel
    System
    Device Manager
    Display Adapters (and select the appropriate adapter if you have more than one)
    select the Driver tab and then there should be an Uninstall button

    It sounds more complicated than it is. (I just went through those steps on my Windows machine but it should be the same under bootcamp.)
     
  7. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Problem with that approach is that residual cache files are left on the system and upon reboot it can reinstall old drivers. DriverCleaner removes all of these entries so upon reboot you are clear to install new drivers without any issues. I have used it a while back when it was free and it worked great. I haven't actually booted into bootcamp Windows ever since :)
     

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