Can I uninstall AMD Radeon software if I have Nvidia?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

You can uninstall the AMD Radeon software if you have an Nvidia graphics card. However, it is important to note that the AMD Radeon software includes drivers and additional software components that are specific to AMD graphics cards. Removing this software may cause issues with your Nvidia graphics card if it relies on any shared components or dependencies.

If you are using an Nvidia graphics card and have no intention of switching to an AMD card in the future, uninstalling the AMD Radeon software could potentially free up some disk space and remove unnecessary software from your system.

To uninstall the AMD Radeon software, you can follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard and select “Device Manager” from the menu that appears.
2. In the Device Manager window, expand the “Display adapters” section to see the list of installed graphics cards.
3. Right-click on the AMD graphics card and select “Uninstall device” from the context menu.
4. A confirmation prompt will appear. Make sure to check the box that says “Delete the driver software for this device” and click “Uninstall.”
5. Follow any additional prompts that may appear to complete the uninstallation process.

Once you have uninstalled the AMD Radeon software, your Nvidia graphics card should still function properly as long as you have the appropriate Nvidia drivers installed. If you encounter any issues with your graphics card or notice a decrease in performance, you may need to reinstall the Nvidia drivers or update them to the latest version.

It is worth mentioning that removing the AMD Radeon software does not completely remove all traces of AMD drivers from your system. Windows tends to automatically reinstall generic display drivers upon restart, and it may reinstall the AMD drivers as well. To prevent this, you can disable the AMD graphics card in the Device Manager by right-clicking on it and selecting “Disable.” This will prevent Windows from automatically reinstalling the drivers upon restart.

While it is possible to uninstall the AMD Radeon software if you have an Nvidia graphics card, it is important to consider the potential impact it may have on your system. If you are unsure or experience any issues, it is recommended to seek further guidance or assistance from the respective manufacturers or technical support.