Windows 10 ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics?


  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 7
       #1

    Windows 10 ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics?


    Hey,

    I recently just installed Windows 10 on my main PC (Acer Aspire X3450) and have found that my graphics card driver (one from AMD) isn't installed. There is only what appears to be a default driver there, not AMD Catalyst Control Center, which is what I need.

    It's a desktop PC and the driver I had previously on Windows 7 was a legacy 13.9 driver for my card - this does not install correctly on Windows 10.

    Am I doomed, or is there a way around this issue?

    Edit: If I right-click on my desktop, I can see "Catalyst Control Center" appear; however, if clicked, it will just say it cannot be started as there are no settings that can be configured by the control center
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  2. Posts : 17,364
    Windows 11 Pro
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #3

    SingularityRS said:
    Hey,

    I recently just installed Windows 10 on my main PC (Acer Aspire X3450) and have found that my graphics card driver (one from AMD) isn't installed. There is only what appears to be a default driver there, not AMD Catalyst Control Center, which is what I need.

    It's a desktop PC and the driver I had previously on Windows 7 was a legacy 13.9 driver for my card - this does not install correctly on Windows 10.

    Am I doomed, or is there a way around this issue?

    Edit: If I right-click on my desktop, I can see "Catalyst Control Center" appear; however, if clicked, it will just say it cannot be started as there are no settings that can be configured by the control center



    Solved Windows 10 ATI Radeon HD 4250 Driver Issues.

    Just putting this out there for Bing and Google to pick up on but I think I have finally solved my driver issues with windows 10 and my ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics. Microsoft seem to have finally solved most of the issues with the latest build but unfortunately the underscaling on a HDTV problem still remains for the moment. Installing AMD Vision Engine Control doesn't work as it doesn't recoginise the driver Microsoft installs and therefore the automatic underscaling that occurs can't be turned off.

    My solution: Grab AMD_Catalyst_13.4_Legacy_Beta_Vista_Win7_Win8 from the internet.
    Go to device manager --> Display Adaptors --> ATI Radeon HD 4250, Right click and select Update Driver Software.
    Select browse my computer --> Let me pick from a list of devices --> Double click the Microsoft Basic Display Adaptor to install it.

    Now that that is installed we can go ahead and install AMD_Catalyst_13.4_Legacy_Beta_Vista_Win7_Win8. I was unable to install the driver without changing to the Microsoft Basic Display Adaptor first.
    Install this using the custom option. No need to use any type of compatability mode.
    Select only the
    AMD Display Driver
    AMD Vision Engine Control (I need to install this so I can turn off the underscan when using my HDTV as a monitor)
    (For me Amd Catalyst install manager and the 2 Microsoft Visual C++ boxes were ticked and couldn't be unticked)
    Don't install the other stuff as this really, really screwed up build 10240
    Now I can finally turn off the underscan using AMD Vision Engine Control. Woohoooo

    For the record:
    ATI Radeon HD 4250 Version: 15.200.1060.0 {15/07/2015} which was intalled when I upgraded Windows 10 from build 10240 to 10565 makes a mess of my system and was unable to use my monitor or TV at their correct resolutions.

    ATI Radeon HD 4250 Version: 8.970.100.9001 {13/01/2015} which was installed when I did a clean install of Windows 10 build 10565 works fine on my monitor 1920 x 1200 and my HDTV 1920 x 1080 except it automatically underscales the image on the HDTV and I was unable to stop this happening.

    ATI Radeon HD 4250 Version: 8.970.100.0 {24/04/2013} Which i was able to install using my above method works all round because AMD Vision Engine Control recoginises the driver and I can turn off underscaling on my tv.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #4

    2019 and this still works following Windows Update pointlessly obliterating a working graphics configuration. Why, Microsoft, why?

    Thanks shmaun.
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  5. Posts : 846
    Windows 10 LTSC
       #5

    jankyupeblik said:
    2019 and this still works following Windows Update pointlessly obliterating a working graphics configuration. Why, Microsoft, why?

    Thanks shmaun.
    Good point. But you can always prevent specific drivers from updating I believe.
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  6. Posts : 177
    Windows 10
       #6

    I found that the legacy ATI drivers wouldn't work after a certain build, but Microsoft drivers improved to the point that they supported driving projectors and alternate displays, including varying the resolution to match the projector. BUT, the latest updates as of October 2021, the Windows 11 rollout, the "new" Microsoft display drivers no longer detect alternate displays, and the only resolutions supported are 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600. The screen on my laptop is 1280 x 768 and the driver doesn't support that. I'm downloading a third-party driver now and hope it will work without adware or asking for money.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Update KB5006738 seems to be the one that dumbed down the video driver. I backed out of it and my video driver started working with my KVMA switch again, including supporting my main video monitor's resolution. For now, it's an optional update. If the next Update Tuesday update does it again...
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  7. Posts : 177
    Windows 10
       #7

    Just installed WU KB5007186 on my old laptop, and it installed just fine, and it works with my KVM switch, and all the graphics resolutions are there. Apparently, the driver rollback to unusability of KB5006738 for this hardware was a glitch.

    I did notice one odd reading: in Settings -> System -> Display, while on KVM switch, I clicked around and find that Settings "sees" only the display on the KVM switch, not the built-in display. My previous settings in the display driver were to always use an attached display when one was present. I will need to boot without the KVM switch to see what's up there, and to see if it will see and switch to the external display. This is important because, when using a projector to make a presentation, you need to be able to drive the projector display, not the laptop display, and booting to do this is less than convenient.

    If I run into problems when trying to use external displays after booting without one, I'll post back here. I do not expect a problem, however.
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  8. Posts : 177
    Windows 10
       #8

    Updated the computer to 21H2 and the dumbed-down Microsoft basic video driver was there. I went through the instructions on the link in post #2, with one major difference: In Device Manager, Display Adapters, right-click and select "Update driver", selecting "Browse my computer...", don't select the driver because it's been corrupted by updates. Either click "Browse" in the first window or click "Have Disk" and navigate to
    C:\AMD\Support\13-1-legacy_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc\Packages\Drivers\Display\W86A_INF

    There are several install files there, with aux .inf files. For the HD4250, use C8160540.msi

    If you have another ATI graphics chip, you can load the files in notepad and search through them for your chip.

    Problem: I'm having trouble booting to the KVM switch. The display comes up black, although HD activity looks normal for booting. If I use the power switch to shut down and boot without the KVM attached, then attach it and ask the video to search for a second screen, both screens go to black and the only recovery is a power switch shutdown. Booting is slow that way because the computer does a chkdsk. But, it may no longer be able to drive a projector or KVM switch.
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  9. Posts : 1
    win10x64
       #9

    shmaun said:
    Solved Windows 10 ATI Radeon HD 4250 Driver Issues.
    Just wanted to say thanks. This was pissing me off for quite a while now. Your solution worked like a charm. So again... Thanks bud.
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