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Windows 7: ATI Radeon 2600 XT: Out of luck?

16 Jan 2010   #1
agunslinger

Windows 7
 
 
ATI Radeon 2600 XT: Out of luck?

Getting ready to install W7 64 bit on a more than capable Inel i7 machine. It has a fairly respectable ATI Radeon 2600 XT in it with latest driver. Windows 7 Upgrade advisor says incompatable driver and Aero wont work. Aero and dualk screen is a must for this system. Anyone running a 2600 with usccess? Just wondering if its an overly cautious warning from the upgrade advisor or I am really out of luck,

Thanks!


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16 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agunslinger View Post
Getting ready to install W7 64 bit on a more than capable Inel i7 machine. It has a fairly respectable ATI Radeon 2600 XT in it with latest driver. Windows 7 Upgrade advisor says incompatable driver and Aero wont work. Aero and dualk screen is a must for this system. Anyone running a 2600 with usccess? Just wondering if its an overly cautious warning from the upgrade advisor or I am really out of luck,

Thanks!
Did it say the 2600XT is incompatible or just ATI catalyst control centre and driver?
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16 Jan 2010   #3
agunslinger

Windows 7
 
 

Thnask for the reply. It says "Your current graphics adapter wont support the Windows Aero user interface". If it cant handle Aero I would suspect dual monitor also sketchy. But I remain skeptical.
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16 Jan 2010   #4
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agunslinger View Post
Thnask for the reply. It says "Your current graphics adapter wont support the Windows Aero user interface". If it cant handle Aero I would suspect dual monitor also sketchy. But I remain skeptical.
No problem.
Odd,my HD3200 onboard could handle aero no problem and your GPU is better.

Your using the 64bit edition yes?
I would try it and see if it works,im sure it will.

On a side note,a clean install would probably not have this problem,upgrades and very messy at the best of times.
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16 Jan 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The upgrade advisor is a POS, and yes that 2600 XT will work just fine with Windows 7 and Aero. Only problem that it could have is if the card is AGP and you are running it on a motherboard that doesn't have a proper AGP driver.
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16 Jan 2010   #6
agunslinger

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks gentlemen. I assumed the advisor was vague at best. I think the2600XY I have is PCIE 16. I will give the clean install a go then and report back.
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16 Jan 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Did it say the 2600XT is incompatible or just ATI catalyst control centre and driver?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agunslinger View Post
Thanks gentlemen. I assumed the advisor was vague at best. I think the2600XY I have is PCIE 16. I will give the clean install a go then and report back.
The Cat 9.12 drivers here should work just fine - Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

And yes... the Catalyst Control Center works just fine, and is compatible, under Windows 7 x64, and has been since 7 beta.
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