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Windows 7: Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7

25 Apr 2009   #251
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Do you know I have absolutely no problems with the 9.4 in XP, Vista, both 7077s, and now the RC evaluation copy. Each time that went right on with the HD 2600 XT model here. It also went right on with the 64bit 7000 before following the 9.1 on first.

You may want to look at what else could interfere with the catalyst installer like what you installed before trying to get the 9.4 on as well as security and other settings. Or you may have seen a bad install of Windows where the card simply isn't being properly detected.


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25 Apr 2009   #252
cokewithvanilla

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

Copy and Paste: That's one of the first things I tried. It didn't work, the driver said it was not signed, then it failed to install

Other Problems w. Catalyst installer: I don't even use catalyst installer anymore. However, I found the problem when I was manually installing the drivers. There are two .inf files for 9.3 and 9.4, unlike the previous versions that only had one. In one of the inf files, it has pretty much every card they ever made (a bit of an exaggeration), the other one only has 2300 and beyond. For some reason, It doesn't read the inf with all the cards in it, and copy and paste does nothing. Also, 9.4 stopped supporting x1900... so I bet they stopped in 9.3, which is why everything from 9.2 works fine, and the inf files are proper.

In any event, the 9.x drivers suck. I tried 9.1 and 9.2, both failed with games, but 8.2 works wonderfully. I have a feeling that if you have an older card, you may as well go with an older driver as they did not make any card specific (at least for my card) changes since then.
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26 Apr 2009   #253
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The main reason you can't simply copy+paste drivers is that Windows has to make them active once installed. When copying the drivers from one place to another they simply sit there idle since no new registry value will be pointing to them as seen when installed correctly.

The 8.2 was a good one there as well as the 8.9 was for Vista. XP until lately was still running the 8.2. I still have the 32bit 8.2 and 8.9 onhand here even while updating to the latest 9.4 on everything incuding the 64bit 7 install.
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26 Apr 2009   #254
cokewithvanilla

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

i guess i didnt elaborate enough on "copy and paste"... iu didnt mean the driver files, I mean the .inf files. There are two inf files, one appears to not work. in that nonoworking version, it has all the info on my video card. So, I pasted all that info into the .inf file without my cards information (contained in the same folder, don't know why they have 2 inf files, nor do I know why one doesnt work), and that made my card actually appear on the list of available drivers. However, it was unsigned, and the install failed.
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26 Apr 2009   #255
p7ast1k

Windows 7
 
 

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26 Apr 2009   #256
cokewithvanilla

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

only works with 4000 series :/ its probably time i buy another video card. i paid 550 for mine 4 years ago or so.....now, for that price you can get a bad ass card. I wonder when the 5000 series will come out.
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26 Apr 2009   #257
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

4yrs. is a longggggggg... time in the computer world! While you can still find AGP cards(8x/4x) still being manufactured as well as PCIe cards the individual model series has a very short life span!
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26 Apr 2009   #258
smarteyeball

 
 

5000 are supposed to be due out around the end of this year.
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26 Apr 2009   #259
cokewithvanilla

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

yeah, i know it is. I replace my hardware when it bothers me, I'm an impulse buyer. I haven't played a game in years, let alone a new game... So i haven't played anything my old 1900xt can't handle. Once I have the urge to try something new, or hook it up to a 1080p projector, then I will replace everything I need to. Last thing I played was half-life 2 on a 61 inch 1080p tv, with well over 60 fps (around 100, give or take). For now, I am satisfied that my investment has more than paid itself off.
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29 Apr 2009   #260
wkancyr

w/seven 7100 x64
 
 

I see light at the end of the tunnel, 7100 and the beta 9.5, may fix my problems, I'm waiting for them both to end up at my house. Spoke to the family in Conn. and they say this up grade is what I need to fix the problems I'm having with multi-display and thats a good thing. I'm running two acer 22" minitors, I have 4 and want to see how it looks in panarama. Hey I have very little to look forward to these days. It doesn't take much to make my day. I would like to play Unreal.....with max-pop. Thats going back some. I would like to see an end to the driver problems......so I can go forward and complain about something else.
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