AMD Drivers. 7 or 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Katsuo65, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Katsuo65

    Katsuo65 MDL Novice

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    For my video card drivers, whereas 8.1 only lists the old versions, should I use the newer 7 or 10 versions? Which one?
     
  2. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

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    The display driver installer may well fail if you aint using the system its meant foir so manually install the extracted installler from Device Manager. If it dont work it will bsod. Try the w7 driver.

    Sometimes its way quicker to suck it and see for yourself if you can, i always keep 30gb avilible for test installs. :)
     
  3. Enthousiast

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  4. the_soft45

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    I usually use the Windows 7 drivers for my R9 380 (installing directly with setup.exe, no INF modifications needed) and I then add the HDMI driver from the old W8.1 drivers. That preserves WHQL certification, full Radeon Settings functionality and WDDM 1.3, along with Vulkan.
     
  5. freddie-o

    freddie-o MDL Addicted

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    If Windows 10 driver installs w/o a problem I would use it.
     
  6. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    I just installed 8.1 using a RX580, used the latest win7 driver and the hdmi one from the snappy driver tool.
     
  7. demaio

    demaio MDL Novice

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    was having a lot of problems with w8.1 driver and w7 x64 last one installed fine
     
  8. tasburath

    tasburath MDL Novice

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    I dumped my AMD GPU and bought an nVidia 1070. The fact that AMD stopped making video drivers for an OS that still has over 3 years before end of life pissed me off to no end.
     
  9. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

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    AMD took the ms shilling :mad:
    Thats why i got a gt 710, xp w7 8.1 and 10. :)
     
  10. James Bond 007

    James Bond 007 MDL Novice

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    I am not happy at all with AMD not releasing Windows 8.1 graphics card drivers. I am now using a GTX 1070 Ti and a GTX 1660 Ti on my Windows machines, both of which have Windows 8.1 drivers available. As the RTX cards do not support Windows 8.1 I will not consider them at this point.

    But I also have a Sapphire RX 580 Pulse, bought in the knowledge there were no Windows 8.1 drivers even though I had mostly shifted to Windows 8.1 on my Windows machines. Why did I do that? Because I bought it to run MacOS High Sierra / Mojave on another PC (hackintosh), on which it works beautifully.
     
  11. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    speaking of AMD drivers, I actually use the win7-64bit-radeon-software-adrenalin-2019-edition-19.10.1-oct17.exe file (aka AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.10.1), which had v26.20.13025.10004 of the AMD Display driver, and installed this on my dad's Win8.1 based Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A laptop which uses integrated AMD Radeon HD 8400 / R3 Series hardware and that graphics driver worked on Win8.1. :D
     
  12. Tiger-1

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    well here when I was using W8.1 always used AMD drivers for Windows 7 without any problems and remembering that all my hardware is AMD :D
     
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  13. ceo54

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    Win 7 driver installs fine. Device manager shows no errors and driver shows the list of applications requested the GPU but for some unknown reason no GPU ever gets used. Only 8.1 supported version 17.7.1 works.
     
  14. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi bro hmm I need more details about your hardware this is very important; please explain and after our can see the best solution ok.
     
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  15. ceo54

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    Hi @Tiger-1, it's an HP Notebook - 15-bs658tx with an AMD Radeon R5 M330 discreet GPU.
     
  16. Tiger-1

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  18. Intmd

    Intmd MDL Novice

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    Hmm, have you uninstalled the previous drivers from Windows' "Programs and Features" + cleaned them in Safe Mode afterwards by Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) before installing the suitable ones? Worth giving it a try for a fresh start.

    Just to clarify things up and to be sure, ensure that you don't mix the 'generic' (as in from the GPU manufacturer's site) dGPU drivers with the "OEM" (from the laptop manufacturer) iGPU drivers and viceversa. Both of the GPU drivers need to be either OEM-type or generic-type. Make sure you install the iGPU drivers in first place, and then install the dGPU drivers.
     
  19. ceo54

    ceo54 MDL Member

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    I've tried many times on the fresh install of Windows 8.1 OS but it never worked though theoretically it should have. I have both Intel and AMD driver from their vendors and not from HP as HP doesn't support 8.1 and yes I first install the Intel one then the AMD one. Is this the correct procedure ?