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Legacy graphics card issue (I know it isn't technically supported!)

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Legacy graphics card issue (I know it isn't technically supported!)


    I have a very old machine (HP Pavilion zv6000) with a RADEON Mobility Xpress 200m graphics card. Apparently, the drivers for Vista are supposed to work with Win7, (and by extension, I should think, Win8). These drivers are contained in the Catalyst Control Center (CCC) v. 10.2. However, they will not install from CCC, but return the error "failed to find any installable components", including when run as an administrator or in compatibility mode. After much searching, I figured out I could access the proper drivers directly from the Update Driver wizard by choosing "Browse for driver software", then "Let me pick from a list of drivers", then "Have Disk", browsing to C:\ATI\Support\(something long)\Packages\Drivers\Display\LH_INF\CL95951.inf, and then choosing RADEON Mobility Xpress 200 series from the list. Windows does not recognize these drivers as compatible with my hardware, but I choose to install anyway. However, it immediately tells me that the drivers are not compatible with this version of windows. There are 3 instances of 200 series in the list, as well as 3 instances of "secondary", and I tried all 6. Win8 runs great, but I'm sick of the crappy screen resolution! Am I just out of luck with an ancient laptop?

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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I have that same unit and have W8 CP running with the W8 supplied driver. I have not tried W8 RP but expect the same. Sound and card reader won't work. I have it dual-boot with Windows 7 64bit and really only use it for E-mail and browsing when on vacation. It is so slow but easy to carry and its paid for.

    Jim
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Yeah, I got W8 running just fine, but the resolution is crappy because it uses default VGA drivers instead of ATI drivers.
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    Windows 8 Release Preview


    This may or may not work for you, but I installed the Vista driver for my Compaq v5305wm, which uses the same 200m card, and it's working great for me, Aero and all, full 1280x800@60Hz resolution.
    ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200 Series Driver Compaq Presario V5305WM Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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    Windows 8 RP


    This will solve the problem with Ati Radeon Xpress 200m graphic card on Windows 8 RP .

    TURBOFILOZOFIA » ATI Radeon Xpress 200M series on windows 8
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    Windows 8 RP


    Not working with this solution on my Toshiba Satellite L30-155 with ATI Radeon Xpress 200M and Windows 8 RP. I give an error when I installing the package. The error is: "Windows find driver software for your device but encoutered an error while attempting to install it. The system cannot find the file specified."

    Do you know a solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by artten View Post
    This will solve the problem with Ati Radeon Xpress 200m graphic card on Windows 8 RP .

    TURBOFILOZOFIA » ATI Radeon Xpress 200M series on windows 8
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    Can you supply your Hardware IDs? I can add them to the inf if the following steps don't work.

    Download the legacy drivers for ATI here.
    Now since the drivers won't work without compatibility mode follow these steps.
    1. Right click the downloaded setup.exe and choose "Properties"
    2. Click the "Compatibility" tab.
    3. Click the "Change settings for all users"
    4. Check the "Run this program in compatibility mode..." and in the drop down window choose "Windows 7"
    5. Finally run the setup.

    Hope this works. If it doesn't, well I don't even own an Ati card
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Here's a solution for me that works!

    I have modified drivers by me that works on windows 8 on ATI 200m. I don't know if it works on another card.

    Here's the link:
    HERE

    (Instructions inside)

    Hope this works for everyone
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2
    windows8-32


    Quote Originally Posted by chechox View Post
    Here's a solution for me that works!

    I have modified drivers by me that works on windows 8 on ATI 200m. I don't know if it works on another card.

    Here's the link:
    HERE

    (Instructions inside)

    Hope this works for everyone
    Super cool... been trying for 2 days, to install the driver. Windows 8 looks soooo pleasing now, and is way better than good old xp and win7. Thanks a lot.
    So incredible. You are a new member since 6 days, and your first post has already helped someone (me).
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Thanks, I'm here to help everyone that need help, because I like to. I'm glad that works for you and I'm also testing Windows 8, and seems great, and fast, but I wondering ir it runs games a bit faster than w7 ir it's just a lie
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