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Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:30 pm
by Wagnard
Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Requirement:
-Windows XP up to Windows 10 Fall Creator update 1709 (16299.xx) (anything higher is at your own risk)
-NVIDIA, AMD, Intel GPUs
-Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or higher

ChangeLog:

-Additional AMD CleanUp.

Known issues:
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SHA1: 6EAC2B0C7128ED3929147AAB0D96DF097581C793

Recommended usage:
-You should disconnect your internet or block Windows Updates.
-DDU should be used when having a problem uninstalling / installing a driver or when switching GPU brand.
-DDU should not be used every time you install a new driver unless you know what you are doing.
-The tool can be used in Normal mode but for absolute stability when using DDU, Safemode is always the best.
-If you are using DDU in normal mode, Clean, reboot, clean again, reboot.
-Make a backup or a system restore (but it should normally be pretty safe).
-It is best to exclude the DDU folder completely from any security software to avoid issues.

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Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:14 am
by aternus
Thank you so much for the development of the software!

I've noticed that the readme.txt included in the archive is not up to date (not sure about the other .txt file).
Maybe you should just point a link to an appropriate thread in the forum so that you don't need to keep both places updated all the time?

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 am
by vasudev1
Hello Wagnard,
Can you add a rule to delete this folder C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\radeonInstaller

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:47 am
by Wagnard
vasudev1 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 am
Hello Wagnard,
Can you add a rule to delete this folder C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\radeonInstaller
Noted!

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:40 am
by Wagnard
vasudev1 wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:27 am
Hello Wagnard,
Can you add a rule to delete this folder C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local\radeonInstaller
Can you give me the list of folders you see inside of this one?
is there only a "cache" folder?

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:02 am
by vasudev1
I deleted the entire folder after using DDU to clear any remnants. IIRC, those were files with strange name all files were under a Megabyte. That totals to 20-30MB.
Got it. There are 2 folders Cache and QtWeb Engine. I suspect this has to do with the AMD radeon installer that updates the web engine to load new game images or something. While uninstalling the default AMD installer removed Qtweb Engine folder leaving behind Cache folder.

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:22 am
by Wagnard
vasudev1 wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:02 am
I deleted the entire folder after using DDU to clear any remnants. IIRC, those were files with strange name all files were under a Megabyte. That totals to 20-30MB.
Got it. There are 2 folders Cache and QtWeb Engine. I suspect this has to do with the AMD radeon installer that updates the web engine to load new game images or something. While uninstalling the default AMD installer removed Qtweb Engine folder leaving behind Cache folder.
Qt web engine seems a new one, your the first talking about this one.
If you can check what exactly is generating this folder I'll add it.
For info, you motherboard and Cpu is Intel or AMD based?

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:51 am
by rvail623
Request for a future DDU version: include, if possible, an improved ability to toggle the (Windows 10) Windows Update Device Installation settings from "allow automatic driver installation" to "disallow". The specific problem relates to the Intel GPU driver getting re-installed, which I want to prevent happening. The standard default Microsoft driver that gets installed from a fresh Windows 10 installation is what works best in my situation, so therefore need to prevent Windows Update from always auto-downloading and installing the latest Intel GPU driver.
Thanks.

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 am
by Wagnard
rvail623 wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:51 am
Request for a future DDU version: include, if possible, an improved ability to toggle the (Windows 10) Windows Update Device Installation settings from "allow automatic driver installation" to "disallow". The specific problem relates to the Intel GPU driver getting re-installed, which I want to prevent happening. The standard default Microsoft driver that gets installed from a fresh Windows 10 installation is what works best in my situation, so therefore need to prevent Windows Update from always auto-downloading and installing the latest Intel GPU driver.
Thanks.
If doing a DDU cleanup, it automatically "disallow" it.
Please not that this "feature" doesn't prevent Windows Update from always auto-downloading. It prevent "device manager" seeking an updated driver on the internet.

Re: Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.8.1 Released.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:45 pm
by rvail623
Does that option only appear when using DDU in Safe Mode?
I did perform an Intel GPU "DDU cleanup" (not in Safe Mode), but DDU's clickable info-box that refers to the "auto-seek for updated drivers" function fails to prevent Windows Update from looking for, obtaining and installing the latest Intel GPU driver. Previous versions of Windows were much easier to "force disallow" updating any device drivers, but with Windows 10, it's much more difficult.
Note: the Win 10 version in question is a fresh install of the latest 64-bit "Insider" build: 17063, version 1709.