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 08/24/2012 09:56 AM
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madblast666
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when i go update the driver ,example 12.6 to 12.8 i should  uninstall the old driver first? in this case the 12.6. to install the new one? 12.8? or i can  direct install the new one whitout uninstall the olde driver? thanks! ^_^

 08/24/2012 09:59 AM
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You can do it either way. Some people (myself) always uninstall the old drivers first. Some people swear the best way is to install the new over the old.



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 08/24/2012 10:13 AM
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I've never noticed any difference myself between DriverSweeper/DriverCleaner the old drivers before installing the new but as long as you're careful and don't remove the SATA and USB drivers (if you have an AMD motherboard), then it can't hurt.

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 08/24/2012 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by: madblast666 when i go update the driver ,example 12.6 to 12.8 i should  uninstall the old driver first? in this case the 12.6. to install the new one? 12.8? or i can  direct install the new one whitout uninstall the olde driver? thanks! ^_^

 

To reinstall/update you should first uninstall catalyst via control panel>programs and features, reboot, and install new version. According to AMD,

Guide on how to install an ATI graphics card and / or its drivers

no driver sweeper is really needed. This way all your user presets and other custom settings are kept.

Sometimes it's a good idea to clear your systems of any tracks of old drivers for smoother upgrade, in case you have prtoblems installing a new version.  With driver sweeper your custom settings from previous install will all be gone.

 

 



Edited: 08/24/2012 at 04:04 PM by ruber
 08/24/2012 03:54 PM
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I would recommend to uninstall first, and reboot as directed.  Almost always, a simple "Express Uninstall" of the Catalyst Install Manager (found in Program/Features List of Windows Control Panel) will do.  It should uninstall everything 'AMD/ATI', and ask to reboot.

Upon reboot, download and install the current driver you want for the video card.  Reboot as directed.  If you have a motherboard with an AMD chipset, download and install the chipset driver after that too, and reboot as directed.

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