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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

26 Sep 2012   #1851
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
brink but on the link webpage its showing just 12.8 for the ccc download ??? ah its ok i missunderstood the 12.9 beta driver is their and the 12.9 beta cap.1

Yeah, gotta scroll down a bit to see the beta versions.


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26 Sep 2012   #1852
NoN

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

WHQL v12.9 supposed to come very soon, on this week, no?
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26 Sep 2012   #1853
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Just in passing, I mention again that these new Catalyst releases are only for hardware of HD5xxx and newer.

I was "advised" by Windows Update that my 12.3 could be upgraded to 12.8, but when taking the "ok" path I was simply delivered to the ATI driver download site to specify my hardware first... which on this machine is an HD4850. Turns out the driver installer then configured for download is the 12.6 "legacy" driver, not the current 12.8.

Well, even after downloading this 12.6 legacy driver pacakge and trying to install it, the install FAILS TO INSTALL THE DRIVER. It may install updated versions of CCC and the ATI Install Manager (big deal!!), but the newer driver itself fails to install. Obviously the INF doesn't name the HD4850 in its list of supported hardware.

Furthermore, going back even to try 12.4, that one fails to install the driver as well.

It's only going back to 12.3 where the driver install succeeds... and that's exactly where I am now with my HD4850, and apparently where I'll forever after be with my HD4850.

In other words, though 12.6 was supposed to be the cutoff version for all HD4xxx hardware and older, that doesn't appear to really be true. It could be even earlier, as 12.3 appears to be with my HD4850.

For sure 12.8 and newer drivers will only support hardware HD5xxx and newer, apparently.
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26 Sep 2012   #1854
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I believe AMD stated that new drivers would be for HD5xxx and above and there was no need to keep updating drivers for older hardware except for fixes as they were maxed out with current drivers. That way they don't have to make the new drivers backward compatible to older hardware. They will update drivers for older hardware on a need to basis.

Jim
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26 Sep 2012   #1855
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
WHQL v12.9 supposed to come very soon, on this week, no?

I hope so Beta Drivers suck IMO

Some people have them working smoothly ,I'm also have hope they will fix the driver crash issue while web browsing only FF does it goes Black etc etc......

Anywho I will just wait to see what results everyone is getting from them So far my Gaming is smooth and been on point so I'm not in a hurry
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26 Sep 2012   #1856
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Just in passing, I mention again that these new Catalyst releases are only for hardware of HD5xxx and newer.

I was "advised" by Windows Update that my 12.3 could be upgraded to 12.8, but when taking the "ok" path I was simply delivered to the ATI driver download site to specify my hardware first... which on this machine is an HD4850. Turns out the driver installer then configured for download is the 12.6 "legacy" driver, not the current 12.8.

Well, even after downloading this 12.6 legacy driver pacakge and trying to install it, the install FAILS TO INSTALL THE DRIVER. It may install updated versions of CCC and the ATI Install Manager (big deal!!), but the newer driver itself fails to install. Obviously the INF doesn't name the HD4850 in its list of supported hardware.

Furthermore, going back even to try 12.4, that one fails to install the driver as well.

It's only going back to 12.3 where the driver install succeeds... and that's exactly where I am now with my HD4850, and apparently where I'll forever after be with my HD4850.

In other words, though 12.6 was supposed to be the cutoff version for all HD4xxx hardware and older, that doesn't appear to really be true. It could be even earlier, as 12.3 appears to be with my HD4850.

For sure 12.8 and newer drivers will only support hardware HD5xxx and newer, apparently.
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.


Screenshots shows for x32 & x64bits

But couldn't go further, to v12.8 with a HD 4850.


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26 Sep 2012   #1857
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Eh i don't do beta drivers anymore they give me to many issues last beta i did was 12.6. My official 12.8 drivers are having no issues what so ever,il'l just wait for official 12.9 drivers that work correctly.
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26 Sep 2012   #1858
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (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).
But this is a Vista machine, not a Win7 machine like mine. I know, probably shouldn't make any difference in the world.

But I've been unable to get "success" on the installation log for anything higher than 12.3 on my Win7 x64 machine with an HD4850.

I've even tried a total uninstall (Driver Sweeper, etc.) and come up with ZERO drivers, and then tried to install 12.6 and 12.4, and neither worked. Only 12.3 (and older) from a ZERO driver status worked successfully.


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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 I've never had any problems like this with any older ATI driver over the past 10 years, including the past 3 years with Win7.

It's obvious that ATI simply has stopped letting the drivers install for the HD4850 with higher than 12.3 under Win7 x64, or so it would seem. Vista may be different, apparently, but I couldn't confirm.

Anyway it's not a big deal. I'm not a gamer, and 12.3 works perfectly fine on that machine with its one 24" 1920x1200 LCD monitor. I'll just leave it that way. I certainly don't have a desire to step-by-step go from 11.12 or something up to 12.6, just to see if it can be done.

I realize that the web site claims HD4xxx is supported with that 12.6 driver and that's what they point to when you enter HD4850 Win7 x64, but it simply does not install.
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27 Sep 2012   #1859
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
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).
But this is a Vista machine, not a Win7 machine like mine. I know, probably shouldn't make any difference in the world.

But I've been unable to get "success" on the installation log for anything higher than 12.3 on my Win7 x64 machine with an HD4850.

I've even tried a total uninstall (Driver Sweeper, etc.) and come up with ZERO drivers, and then tried to install 12.6 and 12.4, and neither worked. Only 12.3 (and older) from a ZERO driver status worked successfully.


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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 I've never had any problems like this with any older ATI driver over the past 10 years, including the past 3 years with Win7.

It's obvious that ATI simply has stopped letting the drivers install for the HD4850 with higher than 12.3 under Win7 x64, or so it would seem. Vista may be different, apparently, but I couldn't confirm.

Anyway it's not a big deal. I'm not a gamer, and 12.3 works perfectly fine on that machine with its one 24" 1920x1200 LCD monitor. I'll just leave it that way. I certainly don't have a desire to step-by-step go from 11.12 or something up to 12.6, just to see if it can be done.

I realize that the web site claims HD4xxx is supported with that 12.6 driver and that's what they point to when you enter HD4850 Win7 x64, but it simply does not install.
My previous machine ( Windows 7 x64) had that the HD4830 which is the same as the HD4850 for desktop.

I'd been stopped like you at one moment. The only way to make it, was that way.

Some are telling the same on some graphics forums. Better go backward to previous then reinstall.

But if you not in urge, i can understand, you not hurrying!
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27 Sep 2012   #1860
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

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.
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