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    Default Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    I have just formated and installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on my sister's system and then downloaded the full driver suite Catalyst 12.11 for win8 x64 (140mb) for some strange reason the driver just refuses to install display drivers and CCC it only installs the SDK run time and HDMI driver. After the installation when i go into the installed directory, no files exist there, not even CCC.

    As you can see the catalyst just does not want to install the display drivers and this is ridiculous. This is a fresh install of win8 with nothing in there but just motherboard Chipset drivers.

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    I have installed and uninstalled Catalyst like 10times in a row and it still doesnt work, never had any luck with AMD graphics cards, always running into driver issues everything i handle an AMD graphics card.


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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Win8 and AMD cards have known to have issues.
    When I was installing Win8 on my AMD system I had nothing but problems..

    Not sure why, but thats what I have ready on the windows forums.

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Thanks Kenny, my previous board was a z68 and it didn't have any issues with win8. I don't know if it is an AMD issue or a windows 8 issue. But AMD are known to have poor driver support on new os, seems like I need to revert to win 7 for a while first and see how it goes

    EDIT: Just tried beta version as well, just does not want to work. This is really terrible, AMD has not improved on their driver functionality after so many years. They are just digging their own grave at the rate they are going, whatever free games bundle they are giving out is useless if their Drivers cant even work properly in a windows 8 environment.
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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    there's some compatibility issues with Windows 8 because it doesn't have build-in driver, did you update win8 first before you install the graphic card's driver?

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Bully, unless shes using a touch screen or laptop, stick with Win 7 until driver issues have been fixed

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Yup, stay with win7.
    Win8's core is based on win7, it's marketing competition with apple's ios.

    If you get bore with Win7 then do the transformation. Here's my Win7MountainLion.
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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    there's some compatibility issues with Windows 8 because it doesn't have build-in driver, did you update win8 first before you install the graphic card's driver?
    The win8 is a fresh install, I formatted the drive and delete the entire partition n install win8 so no I didn't do any update before installing the graphics driver

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Bully, unless shes using a touch screen or laptop, stick with Win 7 until driver issues have been fixed
    Nope it's not a touchscreen it a regular desktop with a sandy bridge chip and asrock mobo. It looks like I will be sticking with win7 for now

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Yup, stay with win7.
    Win8's core is based on win7, it's marketing competition with apple's ios.

    If you get bore with Win7 then do the transformation. Here's my Win7MountainLion.
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    Lol win7 mountain lion that's a good one.
    What program did you use to create this transformation?

    At work I deal with Mac. OSX has some nifty UI.
    IMO, Moutain Lion's interface graphics are way better than Win8.
    There's ton of program to install to run in background to make Win7 behaves as OSX. As for skin theme, you can google it, tones are available for download, some work some don't, you have to test them out.

    I'm thinking to do a guide on the transformation.....still thinking thought.
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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    fresh install or not you should always get the latest OS's updates first then install all the hardware drivers after.

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    fresh install or not you should always get the latest OS's updates first then install all the hardware drivers after.
    I have checked that the os is fully updated, no further updates were available. Moreover win8 just released a couple months ago there is barely any updates available for now

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Gavin, I just notice your doing wrong. Do uninstall the latest CCC and any driver for this driver that you have installed, reboot the system.
    You have a legacy 4850 card, download proper driver and CCC for this card and use that....DO NOT use CCC 12.11 or latest driver from Win8.

    Edit: try this version of CCC http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles...egacywin8.aspx

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    Thanks Tony,
    sounds like a plan, will try it shortly as im currently at work.

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    Default Re: Unable to install AMD Catalyst Driver - Fresh OS install

    thanks Tony, all is good now!!!

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