I've upgraded a dual Atholon processor Tyan Thunder K7 system to Windows XP from Windows 2000. I've also had to upgrade just about ever driver possible to make this work as a video editing system.
Canopus recommended that I Upgrade my chipset drivers. AMD recommended I use the AMDdrvpk to uninstall the old drivers, which I did. However, when attempting in install the new drivers, a "Previous Version Detected" message is displayed and the drivers will not install.
So, I tried removing the old drivers with the AMDdrvpk in safe mode with the same results, "Previous Version Detected."
How can I get rid of the old drivers and get the new ones installed? Any ideas?
Have you tried "System Restore" to get back to the point before all this started? You mentioned that you "Upgraded". I assume it was not a clean install of Windows XP? AFAIK, Windows 2K required three AMD drivers...Power Management, Miniport/AGP, and the IDE driver. Windows XP only requires the Miniport, and IDE drivers. In hindsight, it may have been wise to un-install those drivers before you upgraded to XP.
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You are correct the install was not a clean install, but an upgrade. However, I didn't remove the 2000 drivers before the XP upgrade. The removal of the old drivers with the AMD utility was recommended by AMD after the upgrade. Thanks.