Windows 10: Driver message after update: 'AMD Software has stopped working' - Why?

  1.    21 Dec 2017 #1

    Driver message after update: 'AMD Software has stopped working' - Why?

    Since I've built my new computer I get the message 'AMD Software has stopped working', see below.

    This happens with the latest, previous and even older versions of the driver. It doesn't seem to have a noticeable impact on the actual installation but surely something is not right? Any ideas?

    The update is for an XFX RX580 8GB Black Edition, Windows 10 64bit Home computer.

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  2. BugMeister's Avatar
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       21 Dec 2017 #2

    download the latest driver from AMD - it's 17.12.2

    run DDU to remove the current driver and clean registry entries..
    - you can find the latest version of DDU here:

    - it's a bit fussy, but is OK if you follow instructions carefully..

    - then re-install 17.12.2 driver from AMD's site..

    PS I find ReLive a bit cranky, so I usually skip installing that..
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  3.    21 Dec 2017 #3

    I've not done a DDU, are you refering to this: Display Driver Uninstaller Download version

    I also found this: AMD Clean Uninstall Utility

    Is there a preference?

    Concerning the other stuff, I don't bother loading Relive or Bethesda etc as I have no need for them.

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  4.    22 Dec 2017 #4

    Ok sorted. I did both the utilities and then loaded up 17.12.2 and it worked fine. I didn't get the 'stopped working' message and it took me to the AMD website saying that all is well.

    However, now I'm getting random 2-5 second black screens while playing BFBC2 whereas before I was getting a hard crash after some amount of time, see here: Why does BFBC2 hard crash on my new system? - Windows 10 Forums

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