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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #451


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    @alphastar

    Thanks for your replies. Everytime I've tried to change the Intel Graphics driver to a new AMD Signed one than the one I have from windows 7 it fails because I suspect the inf file is trying to update the AMD driver at the same time. So perhaps Leshcat has a solution to only change the intel driver. then I can proceed to update my AMD driver with the latest beta and try those registry tweaks if the brightness control doesn't work again.

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  2. #452


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hi all,
    Recently I bought HP ProBook 4740s with graphics Ati HD 7650m and Intel HD 4000 as most of people I had the same problem-switching doesn't work. I read whole topic but didn't achieve any positive effect and it still doesn't work. I tried to combine two drivers SP60116 and Catalyst 13.2 beta 7, but it wasn't installation after format PC, but installation in run. I uninstall previous version of catalyst as it is said in leshcat's and install these two drivers. I don't know where problem can be, maybe SP60116 isn't the right one for my laptop.
    Can anyone help me?

    My drivers ID's are here:
    AMD Radeon

    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&SUBSYS_17F4103C&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&SUBSYS_17F4103C
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&CC_0300

    Advanced Micro Devices. Inc.
    26.2.2013
    12.100.17.0
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

    Intel
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&SUBSYS_17F4103C&REV_09
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&SUBSYS_17F4103C
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&CC_0300

    Intel Corporation
    12.12.2012
    9.17.10.2932
    Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility
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  3. #453


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    @giorgoxxi,

    You may be right about the BIOS changes; SP60115 does have a file (SP60115\WSSP60115.txt) that states:

    ENHANCEMENTS:
    For win8 discrete only.
    For SP59850 and below, the Intel driver is located at ..\SP59850\Packages\Drivers\Display\W86A_INF\Intel\

    My apologies for not being more alert: This means that you cannot install SP60115 by itself for Switchable Graphics - it should only be used to upgrade the pure HP AMD driver from SP59850.

    (Also, if you're installing the latest AMD Catalyst Beta after, don't bother with SP60115).


    For HP ENVY 17-3002ea owners, may well be that the default option in the BIOS now is to somehow disable the Intel iGPU component...(subject to confirmation). Are you willing to verify this for us? Some TechPowerUp GPU-Z screenshots will do nicely...


    @BFG,

    Leshcat may be worth a shot if none of the previous solutions work for you (remember: it is 3rd-party, community-supported). Either way, you should try doing a full removal of all existing drivers (Intel + AMD) until you are back to the Windows Update WDM 1.1/1.2 drivers (Leshcat requires this prior to installing his drivers as well).

    Then you can try or retry some of the options as necessary. Let us know how it works out.


    Again, the latest AMD-signed Intel drivers from HP for the majority of HP Switchable Graphics notebooks (there are some exceptions) are contained in SP59850(AFAIK).
    Last edited by alphastar; 05 Mar 2013 at 03:17.
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  4. #454


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kyselevajco View Post
    Hi all,
    Recently I bought HP ProBook 4740s with graphics Ati HD 7650m and Intel HD 4000 as most of people I had the same problem-switching doesn't work. I read whole topic but didn't achieve any positive effect and it still doesn't work. I tried to combine two drivers SP60116 and Catalyst 13.2 beta 7, but it wasn't installation after format PC, but installation in run. I uninstall previous version of catalyst as it is said in leshcat's and install these two drivers. I don't know where problem can be, maybe SP60116 isn't the right one for my laptop.
    Can anyone help me?

    My drivers ID's are here:
    AMD Radeon

    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&SUBSYS_17F4103C&REV_00
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&SUBSYS_17F4103C
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6841&CC_0300

    Advanced Micro Devices. Inc.
    26.2.2013
    12.100.17.0
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

    Intel
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&SUBSYS_17F4103C&REV_09
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&SUBSYS_17F4103C
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&CC_030000
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0156&CC_0300

    Intel Corporation (should say "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.")
    12.12.2012
    9.17.10.2932
    Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility

    @kyselevajco,


    Sorry about that. Based on the new info in my previous post, try using SP59850 (to get the AMD-provided Intel driver) in combination with the AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta7.
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  5. #455


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    @alphastar,

    So I uninstalled Intel's driver again, turned off the wi-fi, but allways when I restart PC Intel was installed yet. I tried to block automatic actualizations but didn't help.
    Click image for larger version
    If I installed SP59850 over this WDDM 1.2 driver, nothing happened.

    edit

    So I've tried to install SP59850 manually through the *inf filebut when I've chosen in model column Intel(R) HD 4000 and pressed install, it has been written that this version of driver doesn't support my version of windows.
    Last edited by kyselevajco; 05 Mar 2013 at 04:42.
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  6. #456


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    @kyselevajco,

    Your model (HP ProBook 4740s) also has Windows 8 drivers from HP here (SP59130 for Intel, SP59143 for AMD).

    I would try the following:


    1. Remove the ATI/AMD components by running the ATI Catalyst Install Manager in Express Uninstall Mode (i.e. Win+W, Programs and Features, select ATI Catalyst Install Manager, click Change, Express Uninstall ALL AMD...), then reboot.
    2. Follow the rest of the Cleanup Instructions from Leshcat's Manual
    3. Apply SP59130 and verify the driver Provider.
    4. Apply SP59143 (~ Catalyst 12.8+) and test Switchable Graphics.
    5. If working, apply AMD Catalyst Beta (optional).



    On a related note, I should also mention that after upgrading to AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta7, my fans went to super-loud (also, ATI CCC CPU usage jumped drastically)...similar to the issue I reported before in Post #383, #389, etc. but without the black screen crashes. Immediately after uninstalling the Beta (in fact, while the Beta was uninstalling) my fans returned to normal. I am reverting to AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta6 as we speak...

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  7. #457


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 64 Bit


    Hello again, all!
    Thanks once again for your continued support on the matter.
    I have made a Screen Cast that shows the issue I am having.
    This can be seen here... Windows 8 Switchable Graphics HP Envy 17 3002ea problems - HELP! - YouTube (A bit boring but shows the issues).

    @giorgoxxi - Sorry to say, but I am glad to hear that it isn't just me. I was beginning to think I had lost all my computing knowledge!
    Interestingly, I spoke to HP Support this morning and they told me that they are aware their drivers don't work and that I shouls use the ATI ones directly from their website. I did this today but still had the same issue as before so once again I am back on Windows 7!
    If the new HP Bios disabled the Intel card, then how come it works under Windows 7? I am so confused now!

    Any more input from the team here would be delightful. HP are a dead loss.
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  8. #458


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    @jeremy33662,

    Just looked at your YouTube video...what are the PCI Hardware IDs for the "Unknown Device" that you now have in Windows 8?

    If they say VEN_8086, then that means that they correspond to an Intel component...most likely the Intel HD Graphics card.

    Also, what happens when you run SP59850 on your Windows 8 config that is missing the Intel HD Graphics?
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  9. #459


    Posts : 1
    windows8


    i have got hp dv6 6119tx with switchable graphic,AMD HD 6490M ddr5 and i switched my os from windows 7 to windows 8 but my AMD graphic card is not working please help wha to do???
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  10. #460


    Posts : 138
    Windows 8 CP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by arpit View Post
    i have got hp dv6 6119tx with switchable graphic,AMD HD 6490M ddr5 and i switched my os from windows 7 to windows 8 but my AMD graphic card is not working please help wha to do???
    Hi arpit,

    You can start by reading the first post, or by posting your PCI Hardware IDs.
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