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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7


27 Sep 2012   #1861
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
Is there any place I could still find the older versions of the drivers/installation packages? I have an ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated on my mobo, and it has been being terribly tempermental with cutting straight to the latest drivers (12-6 &/or 12-8). I have up to version 11-6 installed so far, but from what everyone seems to be saying here, I should only go up to 12-3. My backup collection is missing the inbetweens. =/

Incidentally, do you know how when you right-click on the desktop background, there should be a link right on top of the context menu for Catalyst Control Center? That's disappeared for me. CCC is installed again and opens and runs fine (finally), but no link. Any clue as to why that is?
Edit: I found the old posts about this. I'll look into it once I get the drivers fully updated if it has not resolved itself by then.

Hello Denise,

Here you go for the ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated. It should be for both 64-bit Vista and Windows 7 though.

Previous Catalyst

or

Current 12.6 : AMD Catalyst


Installing the driver should restore the "Catalyst Control Center" desktop context menu item, but if not, then this will help show you how to.

Catalyst Control Center - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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28 Sep 2012   #1862

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
I have updated a machine running Windows Vista HP SP2 x32bits with an Ati Radeon HD4850 to the legacy version 12.6 successfully (it was told in the download at AMD is was for the HD 4XXX series).

What might happen, is the need to reverse to a version 11.x and then step by step go to version 12.6. that's what i did and everything is running smooth now.
Well just for grins, I decided to try and make some kind of progress by doing what you suggest... reverting back to an old Catalyst driver version and then coming forward.

I believe they changed the installation method sometime in 2011(?), making use of their new "Catalyst Install Manager", so I'm not sure just how far back one can go to try and come forward one release at a time from there.

Anyway, to start, I used my currently installed Catalyst Install MAnager to uninstall all current software. Then I ran Driver Fusion (newest version of Driver Sweeper). And after a re-boot, I tried to install an old driver.

Well I could not even install ANY driver! Not 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 12.4 or 12.6. And I'm currently running 12.3, so obviously I'd installed it successfully and without a problem at sometime in the past. But no longer. Every install showed "FAIL" for both Display Driver and HDMI/audio driver.


Now curiously, Driver Fusion could NOT delete THREE REGISTRY KEYS association with AMD drivers:



And, when I myself tried to manually delete these keys, I too was unsuccessful:



So I am now of the opinion that it is these three Registry keys and their inability to be deleted (or overwritten/replaced I would suspect as well) which are somehow intimately involved with my now 100% inability to install ANY Catalyst driver.

I suspect that if I reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch, I would be able to install the final "legacy" v12.6 Catalyst driver without a problem for my now "legacy" HD4850.
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28 Sep 2012   #1863

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Final post-script, I'm sure...

Heard back from the author of Driver Fusion regarding those three Registry keys which apparently couldn't be deleted. He advised that I need to check the "FORCE to delete entries" in the "Cleaning" section of Settings, which for some reason is not on by default when you install the product. He also said that while it appears to still be present after the "clean" (and they currently don't have a way to avoid that but are working on one), when you re-boot you will see that the three entries are indeed gone.

He then said the 12.6 install should work. It didn't. Same failure of driver to install.

He also suggested (based on his own experience with a laptop that also has a legacy ATI card in it, so that he too has had to fight to get the 12.6 drivers installed) that if a straightforward INSTALL doesn't get the drivers installed, that after that I could simply try the normal Windows approach to updating a driver... pointing to the folder into which the ATI 12.6 installer file expanded so that the relevant INF file(s) would be there.

In other words, Device Manager -> select ATI 4800 Series Display Adapter -> Update Driver -> Browse my computer for driver software (manual install) -> specify the folder in which the ATI 12.6 installer got expanded and check "include subfolders".

So I then tried that "plan B", and amazingly the Windows driver update process apparently found the proper INF file and proceeded to actually install that 12.6 driver!!! I was astonished.

Re-boot, and sure enough it would appear 12.6 was now installed and operational!!

Except that right-click on the desktop did NOT show Catalyst Control Center at the top of the popup menu. I'm sure this is somehow the unintended consequence of the manual Windows install for the driver itself, rather than getting it done by the Catalyst Install Manager (which had failed to install the driver although it did install CCC successfully).

So I then went to Control Panel -> uninstall programs -> AMD Catalyst Install Manager -> change, and did a selective uninstall of Catalyst Control Center. That completed successfully.

Then I ran SETUP.EXE from the expanded 12.6 installer folder, and did a custom install to select only Catalyst Control Center. This completed successfully.

And now, once again, I have CCC on the popup menu from the desktop. And using it to check software, sure enough I DO HAVE v12.6 drivers installed!!!

I have finally emerged victorious, with v12.6 now installed for my HD4850!! Not exactly the simple install I was hoping for, but at least I've emerged victorious.

Still have no idea why the official Catalyst installers of any version no longer succeed in installing a driver on my system, but at this point I DON'T CARE!!!

CASE CLOSED.
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28 Sep 2012   #1864

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Congratulations, and good share that may help others

A Guy
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29 Sep 2012   #1865

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

I agree, excellent report..

the legacy 12.6 is currently the recommended driver for all AMD cards, prior to the 5*** series..
hence, it will be used on a great many PC's - your report may prove extremely useful to those with similar problems when upgrading drivers..

apparently AMD will review the legacy driver on a six-monthly basis..
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29 Sep 2012   #1866
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Final post-script, I'm sure...

Heard back from the author of Driver Fusion regarding those three Registry keys which apparently couldn't be deleted. He advised that I need to check the "FORCE to delete entries" in the "Cleaning" section of Settings, which for some reason is not on by default when you install the product. He also said that while it appears to still be present after the "clean" (and they currently don't have a way to avoid that but are working on one), when you re-boot you will see that the three entries are indeed gone.

He then said the 12.6 install should work. It didn't. Same failure of driver to install.

He also suggested (based on his own experience with a laptop that also has a legacy ATI card in it, so that he too has had to fight to get the 12.6 drivers installed) that if a straightforward INSTALL doesn't get the drivers installed, that after that I could simply try the normal Windows approach to updating a driver... pointing to the folder into which the ATI 12.6 installer file expanded so that the relevant INF file(s) would be there.

In other words, Device Manager -> select ATI 4800 Series Display Adapter -> Update Driver -> Browse my computer for driver software (manual install) -> specify the folder in which the ATI 12.6 installer got expanded and check "include subfolders".

So I then tried that "plan B", and amazingly the Windows driver update process apparently found the proper INF file and proceeded to actually install that 12.6 driver!!! I was astonished.

Re-boot, and sure enough it would appear 12.6 was now installed and operational!!

Except that right-click on the desktop did NOT show Catalyst Control Center at the top of the popup menu. I'm sure this is somehow the unintended consequence of the manual Windows install for the driver itself, rather than getting it done by the Catalyst Install Manager (which had failed to install the driver although it did install CCC successfully).

So I then went to Control Panel -> uninstall programs -> AMD Catalyst Install Manager -> change, and did a selective uninstall of Catalyst Control Center. That completed successfully.

Then I ran SETUP.EXE from the expanded 12.6 installer folder, and did a custom install to select only Catalyst Control Center. This completed successfully.

And now, once again, I have CCC on the popup menu from the desktop. And using it to check software, sure enough I DO HAVE v12.6 drivers installed!!!

I have finally emerged victorious, with v12.6 now installed for my HD4850!! Not exactly the simple install I was hoping for, but at least I've emerged victorious.

Still have no idea why the official Catalyst installers of any version no longer succeed in installing a driver on my system, but at this point I DON'T CARE!!!

CASE CLOSED.
Yeah, sometimes go through the device manager to manually find the .inf to install the proper drivers is a good choice.

At least this post could serve some stuck with Driver Fusion.

Glad you sorted out.
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30 Sep 2012   #1867

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Btw, thank you so much for the links, Brink! I'd rep you but have to wait a bit. I had a bunch of other problems what with my ext hdd not being recognized on eSATA but only USB2, onboard HDMI not registering as even existing, and a couple other programs giving me woes. So I started from a clean slate again, and magically everything is working again! I haven't tried to bring my ATI driver up to date yet. I'm just happy the original is working for now, but the old CCC is soooo annoying. I may have to make some good use of dsperber's report as well. Still, always great to have access to every other version. & the registry fix, hopefully won't need it this time. Thanks guys!
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30 Sep 2012   #1868
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Denise. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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02 Oct 2012   #1869
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
At least this post could serve some stuck with Driver Fusion.
Sounds like that could have been the cause of the problem to begin with. You're also not likely to ever get the author of it (or any of the other "driver cleaning" programs) to admit that it was their program that caused it.

At least you managed to get the driver to install manually through Device Manager, used to be when that sort of thing happened you were left with either re-installing Windows or loading back an image (if you had one) from before using the cleaner.
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22 Oct 2012   #1870
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

12.11 Beta released,

Release notes - AMD Catalyst

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd...a3_dotnet4.exe

Discussion and more download links here, AMD Catalyst 12.11 BETA (9.010.8 October 21) - Guru3D.com Forums

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12.10 WHQL is also released today,

AMD Catalyst

AMD Catalyst Software Suite Version 12.10 Release Notes
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