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  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 CP x64


    AMD Vision Engine Control Center crashes every time I open it. Running latest version as of Friday. Luckily, it didn't start crashing upon opening until AFTER I got my scaling options changed for my display.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by skyfallcinema View Post
    AMD Vision Engine Control Center crashes every time I open it. Running latest version as of Friday. Luckily, it didn't start crashing upon opening until AFTER I got my scaling options changed for my display.
    You should probably try 12.3 instead, 12.4 seems to be having a lot of widespread issues.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ilovewindows8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skyfallcinema View Post
    AMD Vision Engine Control Center crashes every time I open it. Running latest version as of Friday. Luckily, it didn't start crashing upon opening until AFTER I got my scaling options changed for my display.
    You should probably try 12.3 instead, 12.4 seems to be having a lot of widespread issues.

    Good call. I'll try that tonight! Will update once I do so.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by ghstrdr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    My only noticeable bug is in the display section of Device Manager. ALL other previous versions of Windows 8 (DP & CP) had the proper display driver. BUT now for my GeForce card is it only showing a Windows display driver. Been over to Nvidia, and downloaded the right driver, and YET after I think it is installed it comes back with a Windows Display Driver in Device Manager.
    I also have a GeForce card and had no problems with the update. When you installed did it say anything during the compatibility check??
    Can you let me know the driver you used, and website? below is what I had gotten from Nividia's driver for my card.

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  5. #15


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    My only noticeable bug is in the display section of Device Manager. ALL other previous versions of Windows 8 (DP & CP) had the proper display driver. BUT now for my GeForce card is it only showing a Windows display driver. Been over to Nvidia, and downloaded the right driver, and YET after I think it is installed it comes back with a Windows Display Driver in Device Manager.
    Have you told Windows Update to ignore the Windows Graphics driver update? Even after you have installed Nvidia GeForce drivers for Windows 8 via their site, Windows Update will still download and install the generic Windows Driver via Windows Update. This wiil override the drivers installed via the Nvidia site. My solution was to tell Win. Update to ignore the update.

    This is the update that needs to be ignored:

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  6. #16


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    My only noticeable bug is in the display section of Device Manager. ALL other previous versions of Windows 8 (DP & CP) had the proper display driver. BUT now for my GeForce card is it only showing a Windows display driver. Been over to Nvidia, and downloaded the right driver, and YET after I think it is installed it comes back with a Windows Display Driver in Device Manager.
    Have you told Windows Update to ignore the Windows Graphics driver update? Even after you have installed Nvidia GeForce drivers for Windows 8 via their site, Windows Update will still download and install the generic Windows Driver via Windows Update. This wiil override the drivers installed via the Nvidia site. My solution was to tell Win. Update to ignore the update.

    This is the update that needs to be ignored:

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    I probably hadn't.
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  7. #17


    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    The simple solution is to reinstall the Nvidia drivers from Nvidia's site. After that run Windows Update manually and tell it to ignore the Nvidia driver update.

    Here you see I now have the correct drivers installed from the Nvidia site on my system after carrying out the above instructions:

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  8. #18


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by skyfallcinema View Post
    AMD Vision Engine Control Center crashes every time I open it. Running latest version as of Friday. Luckily, it didn't start crashing upon opening until AFTER I got my scaling options changed for my display.
    AMD has specific drivers for Windows 8. Windows Update will try and install the old driver so you need to hide that update.

    AMD Catalyst

    Jim
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  9. #19


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Nice find Phone Man. Unfortunately it does not apply to my HD 2400 Pro. Too bad.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by HPDeskjet View Post
    The simple solution is to reinstall the Nvidia drivers from Nvidia's site. After that run Windows Update manually and tell it to ignore the Nvidia driver update.

    Here you see I now have the correct drivers installed from the Nvidia site on my system after carrying out the above instructions:

    Click image for larger version
    That is WHAT I tried to do, interesting thing tho, when I looked in Add New Hardware under Video Devices it only gives me Intel Video Cards, and when I tried to force the Nvidia nForce driver, it told me the best driver is already installed, and Yes this is a NVidia card, shows up under my Windows 7 as such. This has me totally blown away.
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