Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: ATI Catalyst Download Stops at 32 MB

26 Nov 2011   #31
alberttm

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Recently i also did update Windows and stuck with the last two updates which are .Net framework and SP1, now it tells me Windows see no need to update the graphic card driver, does this mean that the current graphic card driver is up to date with OS, I mean the 2010 graphic card driver is just OK for the OS I have, and updating just the video driver won't do any good unless I fully update the OS.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Nov 2011   #32
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Yes, run the .exe file. Don't bother with the driver manager in Windows.

What it's telling you is that the basic driver which is part of Microsoft's driver database is the latest one available and doesn't need updating. It's not taking the actual full driver package as provided by AMD into account. So don't let it confuse you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #33
alberttm

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

OK will do that, but will that do any good to me, or in other words should i just leave installation for now unless any problems occur, as for the moment the current driver is OK. The laptop was bought 1 year ago and wasn't used since then, it has been one week i am using it, and wanted to update all I can, is this right way, or should I postpone updates unless problems with drivers start to occur?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Nov 2011   #34
alberttm

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

And also wanted to ask should I remove older version driver before installing new one or the new package will take care of that?

Sorry.

Actually tried to edit but didn't see the save button below ))
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #35
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

If you're only using your laptop for basic office work and simple desktop apps, browsing, etc. then the Windows-provided driver will be fine. But it's rather generic and doesn't make full use of your Radeon's true capabilities.

As soon as you start using anything 3D (typically games or 3D graphics/modeling software), you'll need the AMD Catalyst package.

The choice is yours - but installing the AMD driver is generally a very minimal risk. For added safety, you might create a manual restore point using System Restore before starting the installation.

EDIT: yes, the AMD package will take care of removing/replacing the existing driver.

Could I actually ask you to edit your posts rather than making multiple posts in a row? It would be appreciated as it helps keep the thread cleaner and easier to read.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #36
alberttm

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

I run the .exe file it extracted files to C/Ati ..., then installation manager started, it suggest to install the programs to C/program files/ATI technologies folder, but my previous version was in C/program files(x86)/ATI technologies, anyway i installed the driver package, but when open device manager adapter driver still shows 2010 version, is this OK?

What changed is instead of Catalyst control centre I have AMD vision control centre now, did actually the driver updated?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #37
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Were you prompted to reboot? If not, do it anyway - then check the driver version rather than the date.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #38
alberttm

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Was not prompted to reboot, but did it immediately after successful installation, version is 8.722.0.0, the same it was before, or is it actually the latest version, and 11.11 update meant only to update those AMD control utilities?

How can it be checked if it is the latest version available or not?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #39
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alberttm View Post
Was not prompted to reboot, but did it immediately after successful installation, version is 8.722.0.0, the same it was before, or is it actually the latest version, and 11.11 update meant only to update those AMD control utilities?

How can it be checked if it is the latest version available or not?
Ok to check if everything is installed do you have the AMD Catalyst Control Center if you right-click your desktop ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2011   #40
alberttm

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GianniDPC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alberttm View Post
Was not prompted to reboot, but did it immediately after successful installation, version is 8.722.0.0, the same it was before, or is it actually the latest version, and 11.11 update meant only to update those AMD control utilities?

How can it be checked if it is the latest version available or not?
Ok to check if everything is installed do you have the AMD Catalyst Control Center if you right-click your desktop ?
Yes, I had AMD Catalyst Control Center, before and now instead of it, it is AMD Vision Engine Control centre which seems to have the same functionality.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 ATI Catalyst Download Stops at 32 MB




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Update Stops mid-download
Am new to this.....computer trying to download updates....gets to 17 of 27 and stops....just sits there and runs....error number ends in 0016:cry::confused:
Windows Updates & Activation
Internet Connection Suddenly Stops When I Download Files
Sorry for my bad english... Before a week i upgrade my hdd from 300Gb to a newer at 500Gb and i add a 4 GB RAM , now totally i have 6GB Ram I install Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit I install all drivers properly but i have a problem , when i download files after some minutes the internet connection...
Network & Sharing
Download stops problem
When I download something on my pc, I can't do anything on my iPod touch nor can I surf the net on the pc that's downloading the file or else the download stops.
Network & Sharing
Download Stops On Standby
Hi, I have a very low download speed i,e 35 kb/s:cry:. I need to download some big file of 500 mb. It takes a hell lot of time so, I start the download at night. But When I wake Up the download stops. I have now noticed that when my laptop goes on standby the download stops. I am having great...
Network & Sharing
Download & video playback stops in the middle
In windows 7, when I download any file it stops at the middle and doesn't proceed. Likewise, when I play online videos (like youtube), streaming simply stops after playing few minutes and doesn't play the remaining part(it simply keeps on buffering and takes forever to complete). I have tried...
Network & Sharing
Download Windows 7 ATI Catalyst 9.3 Unified Driver
Available March 18, 2009 Softpedia Also, an article here: Businesswire.com
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App