Topic Title: AMD uninstall utility is back
Topic Summary: For Windows 7 , 8 , and 8.1
Created On: 03/18/2014 04:52 PM
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 03/18/2014 04:52 PM
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stumped
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Looks like AMD has a new Uninstall utility that supports the latest OS. The previous utility was pulled as it would not work with Win 8.

 http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clean-Uninstall-Utility.aspx



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 03/19/2014 04:41 AM
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Never needed to use the last ones.Get ready for complaints?

 Who knows?Maybe this one will be idiot proof?

p.s. Idiot proof is a colloquially term used in Australia,basicly to say ,some-one will find a way.......



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Edited: 03/19/2014 at 04:55 AM by goodplay
 03/19/2014 06:25 AM
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I just ran it for ***** and giggles to see what would happen...  and of course it borked my OS...  I think it rips out the AMD RAID drivers and I tried a couple of things to get it to work...  but it was more hassle than just rolling back to an earlier Image...

 

So yes I expect quite a few complaints

 

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 03/19/2014 09:33 AM
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Why the hell does AMD think USB, chipset, and RAID drivers should be lumped together with graphics drivers is beyond me...There are legitimate reasons when you need to uninstall graphics drivers to roll back to a previous version, such as when you upgrade to a newer version and there is a problem stated as resolved in a game or application you use, only to find out it breaks another application or has other unintended consequences, such as overall stability, which are not stated in the known issues. But the only time you should have to uninstall the rest is when you are switching motherboards to Intel, but it is recommended to reinstall the OS in this case.

I'm sure there's a joke somewhere about a guy who can design a GPU but can't understand people who use Windows For Dummies...

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 03/19/2014 11:24 AM
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It should have a warning.."Do not use with AMD processors". It's ironic/moronic that AMD offers a uninstall tool that will work great with Intel processors but borks their own processors.



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Edited: 03/19/2014 at 11:52 AM by stumped
 03/23/2014 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by: stumped It should have a warning.."Do not use with AMD processors". It's ironic/moronic that AMD offers a uninstall tool that will work great with Intel processors but borks their own processors.

 

Throwing my $0.02 in because I've also suffered from using this tool.  In my case it wasn't quite as bad as was posted earlier, but I did lose control of my USB input devices and it took quite a bit of contortions to get the USB drivers put back.

Hopefully someone back at the ranch will give AMD based system a little more respect than this tool is currently giving.



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 03/23/2014 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by: gr8sho
Originally posted by: stumped It should have a warning.."Do not use with AMD processors". It's ironic/moronic that AMD offers a uninstall tool that will work great with Intel processors but borks their own processors.

 

Throwing my $0.02 in because I've also suffered from using this tool.  In my case it wasn't quite as bad as was posted earlier, but I did lose control of my USB input devices and it took quite a bit of contortions to get the USB drivers put back.

Hopefully someone back at the ranch will give AMD based system a little more respect than this tool is currently giving.

Hard to believe isn't it? Unfortunately there is no 'issue report form' for this application. For those who use this tool, and have these issues, reinstalling the AMD chipset drivers should replace the missing drivers.



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 03/24/2014 06:31 PM
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that's why I wait for comments first before using new tools.

 

However there is this uninstaller working nicely:



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 03/24/2014 09:22 PM
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I use the DDU on both AMD and NVIDIA based GPUs with no problems. Does a great job and no side effects.



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