Windows 10: A way to get back Catalyst Control Center with AMD Radeon HD 4200? Solved

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  1. Posts : 162
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       29 Mar 2016 #1

    A way to get back Catalyst Control Center with AMD Radeon HD 4200?


    I just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7, and the upgrade removed the Catalyst Control Center. Now, the only way I have to control my brightness and contrast is through the monitor settings, and none of the settings I've ever tried on my monitor have looked right. Only Catalyst Control Center was able to make my display look good and not hurt my eyes.

    Is there any way to install Catalyst Control Center on a computer running Windows 10 with an AMD Radeon HD 4200 built-in video card, without running the risk of having a driver conflict with Windows or otherwise messing things up? The AMD website appears to have some drivers that are compatible with Windows 10, and some that are compatible with the AMD Radeon HD 4200. The problem is that it's an either/or situation: none of the drivers are confirmed to work with both my operating system and my video card.
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  2. Posts : 7,468
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       29 Mar 2016 #2

    Welcome to the tenforums hbenthow!
    Radeon 4200 is a mobility card, right? I don't have one, but quick search gave me this result on amd forums.
    Essentially, you have to get Windows 8 drivers and install them in compatibility mode.

    Good luck!
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  3. Posts : 162
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Mar 2016 #3

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Welcome to the tenforums hbenthow!
    Thank you.
    Radeon 4200 is a mobility card, right? I don't have one, but quick search gave me this result on amd forums.
    I'm not sure what a mobility card is. All I know is that it's an integrated video card built in to my desktop PC's motherboard.
    Essentially, you have to get Windows 8 drivers and install them in compatibility mode.
    Does that run any risk of messing something up or booting Windows up with a blank screen?
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       29 Mar 2016 #4

    hbenthow said: View Post
    Thank you.I'm not sure what a mobility card is. All I know is that it's an integrated video card built in to my desktop PC's motherboard.
    Does that run any risk of messing something up or booting Windows up with a blank screen?
    Mobility are cards in laptops. Obviously, yours isn't.
    You can wait for someone with the same card as you have, or try what is recommended in that forum topic. I would stick to complete procedure that is given.
    Is there possibility for update to go bad? Nothing is 100 %, but this things are usually solvable.

    There are the same instructions here on this forum.
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  5. Posts : 162
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Mar 2016 #5

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Mobility are cards in laptops. Obviously, yours isn't.
    You can wait for someone with the same card as you have, or try what is recommended in that forum topic. I would stick to complete procedure that is given.
    Is there possibility for update to go bad? Nothing is 100 %, but this things are usually solvable.

    There are the same instructions here on this forum.
    Thank you.
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  6. Posts : 162
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Mar 2016 #6

    Well, I tried what PhilGates recommended (including the forced install using the Device Manger) in that thread you linked to, but it didn't work right. the Control Center installed, but it was missing most functionalities, including the ability to adjust brightness and contrast. It might be that I picked the wrong inf file during the forced install. There are numerous inf files in subfolders of the driver directory (but none in the main directory). I had no idea which one to pick, and just guessed.
    Last edited by hbenthow; 30 Mar 2016 at 01:08.
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       30 Mar 2016 #7

    Did you restart?
    in the first link I posted here:
    You need to uninstall your previous AMD Control centre (Remove everything) and restart your computer, and then install the windows 7/8 AMD legacy driver (AMD Catalyst 13.4 Legacy Driver) under compatibility mode windows 8 with administrative rights (Right click on setup and select TROUBLESHOOT compatibility THEN SELECT TROUBLSHOOT PROGRAM, THEN SELECT THE PROGRAM WORKED IN EARLIER VERSIONS, THEN SELECT Windows 8, COMPLETE COMPATABILTY MODE), this will then give you partial Catalyst control centre. You then need to go to Device manager and manually force install the legacy display driver which did not install using setup. Double click on Ati display driver choose driver tab, select update driver, select 'browse my computer' for driver, then select 'Let me pick from list' click on have disk, and browse to your driver directory C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_13.4_Legacy_Beta_Vista_Win7_Win8\Packages\Drivers\Display. And select the FOLDER W8_inf, this will then install the legacy driver correctly, and give you full functionality of the Legacy driver. This driver works fine with no issues detected so far, even the app market works fine.


    Last edited by AndreTen; 30 Mar 2016 at 07:57.
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  8. Posts : 162
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Mar 2016 #8

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Did you restart?
    Yes. However, the AMD folders and subfolders on my C drive were still present after the uninstallation and restart (after the first time I tried this method, that is - I'm not sure if they were present at all before I tried this method of installing the drivers). Should I manually delete them?
    C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_13.4_Legacy_Beta_Vista_Win7_Win8\Packages\Drivers\Display. And select the FOLDER W8_inf
    Therein lies part of the problem. It won't let me select the folder. It merely opens the folder. It won't actually select anything but an actual inf file.
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  9. Posts : 7,468
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       30 Mar 2016 #9

    Did you select "manually select...", and then have disk? Oh, sorry - you did. In selected folder it offers you inf file. Correct.
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  10. Posts : 162
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Mar 2016 #10

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Did you select "manually select...", and then have disk?
    Yes.
    Oh, sorry - you did. In selected folder it offers you inf file. Correct.
    Could it be that I picked the wrong inf file?

    Also, is it best to do a complete install of the 13.4 legacy driver, or to do a custom install and only select certain components? Could installing the whole thing have been a mistake?
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