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    AMD Windows 8 WDDM 1.2 driver for (almost) everyone with AMD


    Here is a link to the officially supported AMD Windows 8 Consumer Preview driver:

    AMD Catalyst Drivers Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    It is only for these cards:


    • AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 5000 Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 7000M Series
    • AMD Radeon HD 6000M Series
    • AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD 5000 Series
    • AMD A-Series APU
    • AMD C-Series APU
    • AMD E-Series APU
    • AMD FirePro™ Series
    • AMD FIrePro 3D Series


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    If you are like me and don't have one of those (I have AGP HD 3850 Turbo), you must edit the inf file and use the device manager to install. The problem here is that it is much more complicated than before because of missing revisions all throughout the inf.

    I just hacked my way through it and got it to install very well on Windows x86 32 bit. I can easily do so too for x64, but then driver signing will have to be disabled permanently or at system boot each time.

    If you would like me to create a custom .inf for your card not included on the list above (I can likely do mobile too as I have done in the past), please make a post with your hardware id for your specific card. Also, download the driver above and extract it to a folder so you have it ready.

    Please also specify if you would like the AMD External service installed with the driver, or not - along with which you need between x86 or x64.


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    I got HD2600 Pro in my laptop and it does really well with recent win7 drivers
    (hw acceleration is working properly (photoshop, games etc), just no ccc)
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    I am running the 32bit version of the preview. I have an ATI RadeonXpress 200m video chip set, and an AMD Athlon 64 4000+ CPU. My lappy worked really well with Win7 and I see no reason for it not to get to work with Windows 8. Any help is really appreciated!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewiedude View Post
    ... and I see no reason for it not to get to work with Windows 8. Any help is really appreciated!!!
    One very good reason why a graphics driver worked in Win7 and does NOT work in Windows 8 is that with Windows 8, MS dropped support for XPDM drivers. I used such a driver for the Intel 915 chipset on my Tablet PC. And now, I'm relegated to using the MS Basic driver.

    Perhaps you will have better success -- but you need to understand that Windows 8 is NOT backward compatible to Win7 -- at least in some respectes.
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    That driver is also offered through Windows Update.

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    Information on WDDM 1.2 that is included in Windows 8:

    Windows Display Driver Model Enhancements in Windows Developer Preview

    This paper provides information about the various enhancements to the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) for the next version of Windows; this version of WDDM is referred to as “WDDM v1.2”. This document provides an overview of the features that are only enabled by a WDDM v1.2 driver. To take advantage of these features and provide the best experience, WDDM v1.2 is required by all systems shipped with the next version of Windows. WDDM v1.2 is a superset of WDDM v1.1, and WDDM 1.0. It is assumed the reader is familiar with WDDM v1.1 and v1.0.
    That is why AMD and Nvidia have special drivers for Windows 8.

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    GMan, can you give a Mobility Radeon 7500 a try? Not certain what you need for a hardware id. It's in a Dell C640. I won't need AMD External Service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackTheBear View Post
    GMan, can you give a Mobility Radeon 7500 a try? Not certain what you need for a hardware id. It's in a Dell C640. I won't need AMD External Service.
    Are you running 32 bit Windows?

    I'll do it for ya no problem, but I recommend installing 12.4 WHQL.

    If you still want to install Windows 8 driver, I'll need you to go to device manager. Right click on the graphics adapter. Properties. Details tab. Change the dropdown to say Hardware ids. Then copy/paste the results here. (Please no screenshots as a substitute for copy/paste.)

    Ctrl+A = selects all
    Ctrl+C = copy
    Ctrl+V = paste
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    Yes. Windows 8 32 bit. 1GB, 250GB P4 2.0Ghz.
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    Here are the ids:
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C57&SUBSYS_012A1028&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C57&SUBSYS_012A1028
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C57&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4C57&CC_0300
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