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#1 Minime 939

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:25 AM

I just bought a XFX R9 280X and I need to remove and sweep the old Nvidia drivers.  I was looking into Driver Fusion,

but I'm seeing a bunch of negative reviews about adware and worms.  Where should I download this from?  How can I

avoid the unwanted programs and what should I look out for when I'm downloading it?  Is it necessary to get the paid version,

or can I get by with the free version?  Also, are there any good alternatives?

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

Download it from Guru3d. You could also try Driversweeper or ddu.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

Driversweeper (older version of driver fusion is so much better....I don't like the direction it took)


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

Has anyone tried DDU?


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:02 AM

I use the latest Driver Fusion all the time (free version). I have no issues. The UI changes constantly, which is a drag. It does a decent job of deleting AMD and/or NVIDIA folder contents, but not always. I should do a test sometime to see how good of a job it actually does. It always leaves the container folders and registry trees, though.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:33 AM

"It always leaves the container folders and registry trees, though."

 


 

 



 

Will CCleaner get the remnants (registry trees)?


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

Will CCleaner get the remnants (registry trees)?

No, it only gets rid of unused registry items. For example, you have a registry file (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AMD\Install) that is pathed to "C:\Program Files\AMD\Install", if you delete the path "C:\Program Files\AMD\Install", CCleaner will find that the registry item no longer has a path, so will say it's okay to delete the registry file within HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AMD\Install, but it won't get rid of the registry tree "...\Install", just the registry files contained within "...\Install".

 

So, there is a chance that there are leftover registry files using CCleaner. Even if you deleted the folder associated with it. I'll know for sure when I test it out. I use Driver Fusion with CCleaner after every AMD/NVIDIA driver uninstall, but also delete the paths and registry trees just to make sure.