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Windows 7: Problems with ATI video driver on Win7 x64

06 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problems with ATI video driver on Win7 x64

Hi! I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64, then ATI driver from notebook manufacturers homepage. So, here's my problem: In device manager the only display adapter all the time is Standart VGA graphics adapter. Can't get my cards driver to work... Installation process went fine, in Local disk I have ATI folder. My laptop- Acer Aspire 7540g, video card- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470. Thx, in advance!

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06 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Have you restarted your computer since installation? If so you may want to look for your driver at the Windows Compatibility Center or try reverting back to the most updated Vista driver: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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07 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I did restart many times. In ATI homepage Mobility Radeon HD 5470 series doesn't show up to be compatible with Windows 7, though when I bought my laptop it came with Windows 7 Home premium x32 and everything was just fine (well, for a while, untill Windows 7 started to freeze all the time...). Then I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64... In Acer homepage I still have the option to download video driver for Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
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07 Feb 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

download the latest ati catalyst drivers, they can be found here download from Guru3D.com
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07 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did install the Catalyst for a couple of times (10.1 from ATI homepage, 115 Mb, and another one around 70 Mb, just like the one I'm downloading right now, except not from Guru3d) but it showed up only in Add/Remove programms. I couldn't open the control center nor do anything else. I'll try the one from Guru though. Thx, anyway!
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07 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, so I downloaded Catalyst 10.1 from Guru3d, disabled Standart VGA graphics driver, installed 10.1, restarted. After reboot windows installed Stand. VGA graph. dr., and in device manager there is still only that driver. In control panel there is also only Catalyst install manager.
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07 Feb 2010   #7

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

are you installing from device manager? right click on std vga driver>update driver software>browse to the file you dld
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07 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One more thing I just noticed is that when I install driver using Catalyst Install Manager in custom mode there is no option to choose ATI display driver.
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07 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
are you installing from device manager? right click on std vga driver>update driver software>browse to the file you dld
Yeah, I tried that too. Extracted Catalyst 10.1 in C:/ATI then tried to update from device manager browsing to that location, but all I got back is message- best driver already installed.
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07 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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