I own a Dell Studio 1557 laptop with an AMD (formerly ATI) Mobility Radeon 4570. Whilst Dell provide a driver, they don’t keep up-to-date with AMD’s monthly release cycle so in the past I have installed newer versions from AMD directly.
For some reason one of these installations became corrupt, and despite my thorough removal of all things catalyst, including the use of the catalyst removal tool, driver sweeper, and various manual deletions of files and registry entries, any new versions I download only offer to install the Microsoft Visual C++ runtimes and the Catalyst Install Manager. There is no option to install the CCC or the display driver itself. Although it is possible to work around this (using device manager to install the driver, and running various .msi installers manually to install the CCC) this is fiddly and I’m not confident everything is really installed correctly. Fortunately I found a link for a “hacked” version of the catalyst 10.12 drivers which, as a bonus, includes the new control panel. These installed perfectly and gave me a full set of install options including the driver and the CCC. As a huge bonus, this also seemed to “fix” the problems with the official installer from AMD — Having installed the hacked version, rebooting and then rerunning the original installer now also shows up a full set of installation options, as shown below!
Got some thoughts of your own? Indulge yourself below by commenting! If you would like to subscribe please use the subscribe link on the menu at the top right. You can also share this with your friends by using the social links below. Cheers.