Topic Title: AMD CUU Faulty - DO NOT USE!!!
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 04/02/2014 01:47 PM
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Borrisimo
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Just used the AMD CUU to uninstall 13.12 and move upto 14.3 - monumental disaster.

 

AMD CUU should be avoided at all costs. Not only did the utility uninstall the Display Driver, it uninstalled the USB Drivers (on an Intel chipset board I might add). This led to me being unable to use my USB Mouse and Keyboard in windows/safe mode/repair mode, my Windows Install was effectively dead. I only managed to recover it by doing a "Last known good configuration" repair.

AMD CUU MUST be removed from the website immediately, it is a faulty program, it is truly beyond rediculous that an AMD program can uninstall an Intel USB Driver which has nothing to do with AMD and render a persons machine unusable.

 04/02/2014 04:27 PM
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You should be able to repair windows using the repair option from your windows boot disk though I've never had to do it.

 

Forum users recommended using other driver uninstallers for your graphics card to upgrade from the 13.xx catalyst series drivers though these are personal preference.

 

I use Display Driver Uninstaller because it doesn't mess with  non related drivers & it's freeware.

Developer's site

[code]http://www.wagnardmobile.com/DDU/[/code]

 

If posting links is against forums rules any mods please feel free to edit post.

 04/03/2014 12:36 AM
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Seems like stumped already covered this several times.

Recommending AMD users NOT use an INTEL driver uninstaller utility, either!



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 04/03/2014 05:30 AM
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It has been covered a million times for so many years. Do not use driver cleaners at all. Neither working nor faulty ones.



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 04/03/2014 11:29 AM
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UcouldBrong
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Don't agree with that at all.

 

Unless someone is knowledgeable about working with their registry, they can be VERY useful.  Driver Fusion, for example, works well and is safe. CCleaner registry cleaner is safe, too.   As always, read TFM and always know what you are doing when tinkering with your computer! .



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 04/03/2014 12:12 PM
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masterx1234
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I had the same issue!! the DUU ***** up my PC beyond repair and i had no choice but to reinstall windows

 04/03/2014 06:51 PM
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I used DDU and had no issues.

It found driver bits from my old cards 2 upgrades back.

Not every one experiences problems with it. Just because a few have issues dont condemn it for all.

Same with the gpu drivers. Not every one has success with them.

Maybe a good thing to do would be to make a System Restore Point BEFORE using any type of cleaner if your not sure.



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Edited: 04/03/2014 at 06:57 PM by Fishman
 04/03/2014 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by: Fishman 

Maybe a good thing to do would be to make a System Restore Point BEFORE using any type of cleaner if your not sure.

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