AMD CCC 13.4 were recently released and as someone who is still fresh to a self-built rig (I posted here about advice a few months back while building it and choosing parts ), I'm fuzzy on the process of properly updating my display drivers. Back when I last dealt with this issue, in 2007, the process went something like this:
- Uninstall old driver.
- Use a driver cleaning tool either from card manufacturer or 3rd party to make sure it's ALL gone.
- Install new driver.
And of course a bunch of reboots in between. I asked a similar question in this thread and someone said that CCC usually displays a popup to indicate a new driver version is available. Alas, that did not happen. Never saw a popup. Found out that a new driver package is available by visiting AMD's website and simply checking.
I guess my question is... is the process of updating one's video drivers as convoluted today as it seems to have been back in 2007? Is it safe to simply download the new driver and install on top of the old one? (which is what I just did prior to posting this)
I googled a phrase similar, if not identical, to this thread's title and the results were not very helpful. Lots of old forum posts and different opinions. Thus the motivation to post and ask here
Thanks in advance!