Originally Posted by Solid-State
Hey it's not AMDs fault users have trouble building and installing a PC and installing drivers in the RIGHT SEQUENCE.
You can blame AMD and Intel for not providing portal posts that are easy to get to for the latest chipset drivers. Thing is they want venders to provide these... but vendors post old versions and are slow to update their sites and FTP servers.
This is completely absurd. How would the average end user know that they need to uninstall their current drivers and all associated software, restart, run drivesweeper, restart, and then find an download the new drivers. There is absolutely nothing intuitive about this at all. First of all, the software should notify the user when an important update is available. How else is the user going to know that something more stable is available? Am I simply suppose to check ATI's website weekly? My Catalyst told me my software and drivers were up to date when they actually weren't. This is broken!
Secondly, if installing new drivers over top of old ones will completely break my system, then at the very least the installer should tell me "Hey you should do it this way in order to not break anything."
You should not have to be technically savvy to upgrade graphics drivers. 100% of computers in the world connected to a monitor have some sort of display driver. So, updating graphics drivers should be easy and intuitive! I don't have to go through some convoluted process every time there's a Windows update, so why should it be so hard to upgrade my graphics driver?