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Old March 16, 2011, 05:01 AM
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Hey guys. Finally getting rid of my 5770 for a 560 oc. Just wondering what utility you use for driver cleaning and the general process you go through.

Do I intall the new card then run the utility or run it before installing the new card?

A link to a trusted util would be super too as there are soo many results from google it's mind-boggling.
Running win7 64 ultimate BTW Just in case there are ones that don't run on it..
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Old March 16, 2011, 05:27 AM
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My method (which has worked where other methods have failed) =
1 - Uninstall the driver from windows via add/remove
2 - Uninstall the driver from Device manager
3 - Restart into safe mode
4 - Clean using Driver sweeper
5 - Clean the registry using CCleaner twice (it doesnt catch everything the first time)
6 - Turn off the PC, swap cards.
7 - Reboot into windows (normal) and install the latest/greatest.

Hope it helps!
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Old March 16, 2011, 06:40 AM
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Thats brill cheers.. Best place to pick up ccleaner?
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Old March 16, 2011, 06:56 AM
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http://www.piriform.com/
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Also thanks to CM.
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