I'm putting on my Dunce hat here. I've Searched for a solution to this to absolutely no avail and all of the suggestions I've read in various forums around the net just simply do not work for me at all.
Dell Studio 1558 Laptop with ATI Radeon 5470
I'm currently using the AMD 8.742 driver, but I am having immense problems with Driver lock ups and freezes. I wish to go back to an earlier driver v8.692 but every time I uninstall the 8.742 driver, windows 7 keeps insisting on re-installing the 8.742 driver back.
I've Disabled the installing of drivers from windows update.
I've tried attacking the problem by using ATI's "uninstall everything" option then going through my folders and registry nuking everything with ATI on it using Windows 7's special administrator account -- Windows still found the 8.742 driver and reinstalled it!!
I tried repeating the above a second time along with using physxion driver sweeper to remove further traces of the ATI drivers. Windows still managed to locate the 8.742 driver and reinstalled it!!
Can someone tell me where the heck windows 7 is storing these old drivers? And can they be removed without *gasp* having to nuke the whole window 7 installation? Surely it can't be that difficult to remove unwanted driver versions??
Many thanks in exasperation