Windows 10: Latest update forces me to buy a new laptop/ATI drivers Solved

  1.    10 Sep 2016 #1

    Latest update forces me to buy a new laptop/ATI drivers


    Hi,

    I've got an Acer laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 that was state of the art back in 2010 and I can still play games like Diablo 3 and Sims 4 on it. Now I use it as a media center and it's been parked right by my TV for the last couple of years. When Windows 10 first came I noticed that there was no longer any support for Catalyst Control Center as the OS stated that all the controls I needed was in the OS. That turned out to be wrong. My TV screen changes color every now and then, from normal to pink, and I need the control center to switch from RGB to YYC. Also, I have black edges around my TV screen that I use the control center to adjust perfectly.. Using the scaling option in Windows is useless, it only scales the edges along with everything else. I found a way to trick Windows and managed to install the control center anyway and we lived happily ever after. Or so I thought. Yesterday there was this huge update and it wiped my control center away, and now it's impossible to get back. Did Microsoft find out about the cheat?


    So I'm in a tough situation here. My graphics card is out of date I guess, but my laptop is so damn nice I refuse to buy a new one just because Microsoft refuses to accept legacy drivers. I've tried several different HDMI cables and I've tried this with two different TV sets and gotten the same results. Is it really that much of a deal to write a few lines of code to those who are still using the old machines?

    If anyone out there is sitting on a solution for my problem, please help - I'm desperate!
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  2.    10 Sep 2016 #2

    What drivers are you using? I have an even older laptop (2007) with Radeon X1600 and it works OK on the latest update.

    I downloaded the Winows 7 drivers as described here

    I guess in your case you'd want this link (in internet explorer only) http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/...=radeon%204650

    The 64 bit drivers are the bigger ones (32 bit have the same name but are smaller) and the Windows 7 ones work well for me.

    I did install the control center but uninstalled it as it didn't seem to do anything and I didn't really trust the source (I could only find it on a torrent).
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  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    Hi and thanks for your reply!

    I solved it!

    I was using 13-9-legacy_vista_win7_64_dd_ccc_whql as always, then I tried 13-4 and lo and behold, it worked!

    I'll provide the link to the tutorial how to install the CCC for those with the same problem. The link to the legacy driver is included in the tutorial.
    Good luck!

    https://community.amd.com/thread/185041
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