After updating my 8gb 290x today I keep getting this file popping up as 'has encountered an error'
A google search yields no results at all. What is this file for and why is it persisting to install/run?
Running Win7 64 fully updated.
Thanks in advance.
No, they mean what they said. I haven't had any errors but believe this is a bug/mistake in the last couple of driver releases, as it JUST started popping up in the firewall requesting outgoing access after I installed 19.5.2. Judging by the title it wants to install the User Experience Program even if you didn't choose to participate. I even did a completely clean re-install and made sure I didn't choose to participate. Same results.
I'm going to either just block it with the firewall or rename the folder to see if there's any adverse effects. If not I will just delete it completely.
Edit: I tried actually joining the program after deleting the entire InstallUEP folder, and this is what pops up & gets created. It looks like AUEP.exe no longer exists and this is a new implementation that is at this point a bit broken. It shouldn't be installing or requesting internet access to install it if you opted out during installation of the driver package.
I had specifically opt-out and I saw AMDinstallUEP.exe trying to run weeks later. It wanted internet access and it was trying to make scheduled tasks. I checked my settings and I was still opt-out. Why is it randomly trying to run?
I have since deleted C:\Program Files\AMD\InstallUEP
It uses a lot of bandwith as well...the bad part is it is enabled by default, and many don't realize they have chosen to participate. "AMD User experience Program" drains internet bandwith
I would try autoruns...you must run it as Administrator or your changes won't work. You can prevent the program from starting. Reboot.
Why did you change compatibility settings?
1) Uninstall the drivers & AMD software
2) Disconnect your internet (Disconnecting prevents it from auto downloading the UEP junk during re-installation)
3) Reinstall the AMD drivers/software
4) When finished with step 3, Delete these two folders if they exist
C:\Program Files\AMD\Performance Profile Client
5) Reconnect your internet
As a side note, the Windows Program Compatibility Troubleshooter is complete garbage. I would disable that service.