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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #521


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    lol well folks what ever you do don’t use the update in device manager lolol, I just did it for the hell of it to see what it would find, well it did update the intel and it didn’t change much, but when I did the Radeon man o man lol it updated alright, but it all went black, when I did re start it only used my laptop display and not the external monitor, I checked device manager and it had some 6700 series driver installed , geezze, so I ended up doing a roll back to previous driver, that re did it, and even re did the intel driver. Sooo bottom line is just use SP59850 for now, or this leshcat stuff if it works for you.

    This is on my HP dv7t-6c00 with the HP OEM radeon 7690m xt and the Intel 3000 gpu, AMD does NOT support these radeon gpus with drivers, so best to stay with SP59850, or this leshcat stuff if that works for you.

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  2. #522


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    Windows 8


    leshcat works, but you don't have brightness control, at least not me. Hp drivers sp59850 are the most stable drivers and everything is working. I don't game, so I stay with them.
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  3. #523


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    Quote Originally Posted by tbo2903 View Post
    leshcat works, but you don't have brightness control, at least not me. Hp drivers sp59850 are the most stable drivers and everything is working. I don't game, so I stay with them.
    I hear ya homes, same here.............
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  4. #524


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    Windows 8.1 64bits


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by motta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by michaely90 View Post
    I have read through this thread and I cant seem to get mine working at all!

    I have a HP envy with a Intel HD 4000 onboard and a Radeon HD 7670M, win8 64bit

    I purchased my laptop in December and only just found out it has never ran on the Radeon 7670M.

    I have tried updating drivers for Radeon 7670m in device manager. Still dxdiag display shows intel 4000. In catalyst control and Configure switchable graphics all I can do is assign high performance or low performance to .exe files. If I assign high to dxdiag.exe it still does not work. I have tried disabling the on board card and dxdiag then shows microsoft basic display driver and then I get a error message after a while saying AMD drivers are not install or running correctly please install. I have tried uninstalling 76070 from device manager, and uninstalling with the AMD driver installation files. Rebooted, tried installed drivers from AMD and HP and still does not work. It seems to have this switchable function that does not work. Someone on HP forum said to try the older drivers on the HP site. I have done that and still exactly the same issue.

    I have tried installing the Intel drivers as well but still does not work. Another suggestion was to go into BIOS and turn switchable graphics to 'fixed' but I don't have that option. I updated the BIOS from HP site but still have no option to do that in mine. I have tried installing many versions of AMD catalyst as someone who had it said there's shows switchable graphics and then gives them the option for high performance GPU or low performance GPU and shows you your current GPU that is being used but mine only shows options to assign high or low performance to .exe files which if you assign high or low it still uses the on board Intel 4000 card. I have tried different versions of AMD catalyst, drivers and what not and nothing seems to work. Please can someone help me with this.
    I have the exact same problem with the same steps, except I never tried putting DX on High Performance and I have a Samsung laptop (NP350V5C), but the hardware is the same.

    Has anyone found a solution for this yet?
    Don't know 100% on this, but I have seen where ppl with that setup have downloaded the latest AMD driver from the AMD download page, and the latest Intel Driver and they say it installed fine.

    I can't do that myself with this 7690m xt and Intel 3000.

    Guess you could try it if nothing else seems to work.

    here is a copy of what this kid said:
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    Valter Z Oct 28, 2013 10:05 am I can confirm that switchable graphics is working on Samsung NP350 V5C (AMD HD7670 + Intel HD4000) using Windows 8.1 and AMD Catalyst Mobility 13.9 driver.
    Firstly I updated Intel HD4000 driver via Windows Update, than installed AMD Catalyst Mobility 13.9 WHQL.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    OR if you want to try a 3rd party driver here is this leshcat's driver

    Leshcat?s Catalyst 13.9 WHQL Public Testing Update 2 ? leshcatlabs.net
    Thank you for your quick answer. Unfortunely neither of them worked. I currently have the Leschcat drivers (i think... how do I know for sure if they're installed though?)

    The weird thing is Photoshop recognizes the AMD. Is there a way I can put directx into the configurable graphics? Maybe that's got something to do with it.
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  5. #525


    Hey i have HP Probook 4540s with me..It has got Intel HD Graphics 4000 and AMD Radeon 7650M...two days back i installed a game.. Obviously the game freezed...and what followed was a tragic thing....suddenly others games started to run very slow...and i happened to see the device manager. It gave code 43 error for both my graphics cards. I restored my system to other restore point. still nothing happened...please i want a solution for this...someone pls help me....
    Also before that....when i installed that game..it dint work.i googled and found that i had to type a code in cmd...that was " bcedit/Increaseuserva 3072 "....does it have something to do with this or is here any other problem....and another note...when i right click in desktop before this problem, i used to get two options
    i) Catalyst control center
    ii) something like adjustable graphics card options...(it has got something to do with the switchable graphics...)
    Now after this problem , am not getting the second option....and when i click the first option it says " Catalyst control center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be configured using catalyst control center."
    With this am posting screenshots of code 43 error display in the device manager....
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  6. #526


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center

    MSI clock


    OK well let me start by saying I have, (HAD) this "7690m xt" and Intel 3000.

    Had time today and decided to image my drive just in case, before I started to dig into this driver stuff myself., decided to go the route that the Sony kid did, just install the drivers "WITH OUT" removing anything, in other words I left my OEM sp59850 driver alone.

    I installed the Intel driver, did the reboot thing, and of course had the black screen at first, but after a min it configured itself and I was up, I than installed the AMD beta 13.11.9.4 (again OVER the one installed) it gave me some sort of error message box, I clicked OK, and waited, it took a couple sec but than continued to install, I re booted as it wanted and was up and running. No BOSD's at all, no error messages so far, put it to sleep and woke it up, no problem, I ran through most of what I use and a few "normal" games, I really see no difference, but hy the damned drivers are updated, smirks.

    BTW I DID NOT go through all this mess of setting a damned thing in the boot edit or anything else I just installed the damned driver AS IS, OVER my HP installed driver, AS IS.

    So I have NO idea what it did or how its working, but so far I have no problems, its running as well as before, I can not use the laptop keyboard brightness controls ie f2 for lower and f3 for higher brightness, but that wasn't working with sp59850 HP driver either. I have the Intel graphics control panel in my task bar I can use to set that if needed. I also opened the CCC, to see what changed, nothing changed, all settings are there as before, BTW I see no brightness control there either anyway.

    My system is set to "FIXED" I never changed that, and it uses ONLY the Radeon card while "plugged in", ONLY if I go to "battery" does it switch to Intel. It was set this way before installing the drivers, and is working as usual after installing them.

    Only difference I see is in device manager, the system now see's this 7690m xt as a 6700 series, CPUID see's it as the 6770m, which is what it is at its core anyway I knew that, its HP's BS. The specs are still the same, no changes to the MHz. It doesn't make any difference to me what the hell its listed as, as long as the drivers are "updateable" from now on, even though its going to be a 2 step process now.

    Sooo looks like this system of installing these "non OEM" drivers will work after all, but as I said I DID NOT UN INSTALL anything, I just installed right over my HP driver (sp59850) the last driver for W8, maybe there's something in the OEM driver package code that remains in tact, I don't know and removing ALL removes that part too so the new drivers don't work right, just a theory is all.

    Just take note that I did this on MY Windows 8.1 Pro x64 system, NOT W7, so I don't know if this way would work on W7 or not, you could do a image backup and try it.

    Don't know if all that helps , but just wanted to add my experience for what ever its worth. I don't know if I need to change my profile from the 7690m xt now to the 6770m or not lolol.

    It can also be OC'd with MSI, as U see it shows the card as 6700 series now, not the 7690m xt, but all settings and specs remain the same.
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  7. #527


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408

    To Update or Not To Update...?


    HP Pavilion dv6t – 6100 CTO series Notebook PC LM328AV#ABA
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Microsoft Corporation All right reserved
    Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408
    Bios Version/Date: Hewlett-Packard F.1B, 10/5/2011
    Bios Mode: Legacy


    Processor: Intel® Core(TM) I7-2720QM CPU © 2.20GHz
    Installed memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
    System type: 64-bir Operating System, x64-based processor

    AMD Radeon HD 6490M Series, running AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series
    Driver Version: from (9.0.0.) to 9.12.8.0) 2/11/2013
    Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    Driver Version: (9.17.10.3347) 10/31/2013

    Catalyst Control Center v2012.0815.2143.37180 (Not Working)

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    Intel® WiDi Version: 4.3.3.0

    Current Push2TV Adapter: Netgear P2TV 2000 (Will NOT work beyond Intel WiDi update 3.0.1.13)

    My current system’s configuration works flawlessly with older versions of both the HP provided AMD & Intel Driver Package sets such as, AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver_sp59147 or AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver_sp59850. The above mentioned HP provided driver packages each work great on my system under both a Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 (OS) Operating System environment.

    However, I recently decided to update my Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) driver in order to make it compatible with the new Netgear Push2TV 3000 adapter I recently purchased. I had been using an older model of the Netgear adapter while using WiDi. But I could not update my graphics driver or even wireless network drivers beyond that point to ensure my WiDi would continuing working.

    Any real gaming on this system was never really a consideration for me from the time I purchased this system. However, I would like to take full advantage of every feature it had at the time I purchased it, regardless of whether I update the OS. I can neither use WiDi nor even play a simply Angry Birds Rio game right now. The Intel graphics is the only one of the two GPU’s available to me right now. The AMD Catalyst Control Center is installed, but not working. I have no way of controlling the two currently installed GPU's in order for them to work in tandem as they should. As you know, HP never intended for my particular Laptop to be supported beyond Windows 7, so I’m limited as to what I can do.

    I’ve tried many different system configurations using mostly HP drivers for similarly configured systems to mine that were pre-configured to run Windows 8. The problem is, I’m now running Windows 8.1 and Intel continually releases new update for their WiDi feature in seemingly rapid succession. Each new release seems to require the latest Graphics drivers to be installed.

    I ‘m cool with not having switchable graphics enable on my system, but I would like to be able to enable it when I need it.

    Is there anyone out there who has managed to find an HP AMD graphics driver package that contains the latest Intel graphics driver v.16? I’d be willing to even try a Leschcat solution, but not at the expense of my 8.5 hour battery life (both the 6 and 9 cell) or the cool sense thermal and noise control. A clean install also isn’t an option for me. It is way too much work trying to find the most current and correct drivers for everything.

    Can anyone help me find a reasonable solution?
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  8. #528


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  9. #529


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post




    Hello Hoody,

    It's been a while! My thanks to you for responding, but I actually found a fix just after I posted. I rightly decided to go with Alpha's post suggestion. I uninstalled all my previous graphics drivers (using Treezy's "Driver Fusion Pro) and did a clean install of HP's AMD graphics driver package sp59850.

    Then, once installed, I updated both the Intel & AMD drivers of the HP driver package using the AMD's AMD_Catalyst_13.2_Beta7 package. I did a custom install over the HP's sp59850 driver package, optioning not to update the Catalyst Control Center from the sp59850 driver package by HP.

    My switchable Graphics work just like it did straight from the box. So I now have both the latest AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series driver, which, ironically, is the same driver that Windows Update service kept replacing the AMD Radeon HD 6490M driver that is contained in the previously installed sp59850 package provided by HP. I'm pleased to tell you I now have everything working as it should on a system on which HP never intended to have Windows 8.1 running. And I'm using their software to do it, in part anyway.

    I'm a very happy camper right now! (However, there seems to be something weird going on with the light on my touch pad. It keeps dimming on one side, for some unknown reason, which was never a problem before this latest update.) Oh well... We can't have it all, right?

    You guys have been a big help to me by keeping up with all the latest updates and workarounds. It makes finding an appropriate fix for this problem much easier than having to scouring through all the garbage a$# posts being posted all over the net concerning this HP-Intel / AMD debacle. I feel just like a dirty whore every time I even think about having bought this system. They just took my money, stuck me with this piece of crap and moved onto to the NEWER BETTER model (HP-Intel / NVidia).

    That last part was meant to be funny, so before anyone takes offense, don’t take offense.

    Thanks,
    MKeezy

    P.S., Did you every makeup your mind to upgrade your own DV7, was it?


    Here are a few screenshots of my now working switchable graphics:

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    Note: The little yellow triangles have disappeared from my AMD graphics driver.
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  10. #530


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    Quote Originally Posted by alphastar View Post
    UPDATED! - 15 Feb 2013

    Firstly, how do I get it working?

    NEW: First, read through the list of current options (Feb 2013). More details and history below...


    Long story short, download the latest OEM Windows 8 drivers (e.g. for HP, by finding your model on 24/7 Online support for HP's Home and Home Office Products | HP® Support, or using the NotebookReview: HP Drivers and Software Forum).

    For other OEM Support see the Intel OEM Support websites and AMD Global OEMs pages.


    Also, be sure to CHECK if you NEED TO UPDATE YOUR BIOS - see HP's Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates and this updated post for HP Windows 8 Support pages, options and updates on new HP drivers!



    Alternatively, you could use the latest Leshcat (3rd party, community-supported) driver (see the end of this post for instructions).


    If you THEN want the latest AMD versions, proceed to upgrade them after installing one of the above, using the AMD Catalyst 12.10 and/or AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta releases. To get the best of both worlds, mix and match like this but ONLY if you know what you are doing (see here for more info).

    If you are having (Code 43) errors with your AMD Radeon, i.e. “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)”, then the fix is to load AMD-signed Intel driver in Device Manager. For more details see this post, and this post on how to fix.

    If you are upgrading from other drivers, see this post, option 3. Same goes for uninstalling any of the solutions here.


    To get Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi) working on Windows 8, see my post here.



    What is Intel HD Graphics + AMD Radeon HD Switchable Graphics?


    Essentially, this is a notebook with an Intel CPU with built-in HD Graphics technology, as well as an additional AMD HD Radeon GPU.

    This is different from the AMD Hybrid graphics (AMD APU or CPU + GPU) and AMD Dual Graphics (2 x AMD Radeon HD) and AMD Desktop solutions.














    See also the More Info (related posts) section below.



    How does it work?


    It uses a custom driver from the notebook manufacturer or a custom-built driver by other 3rd party for the Intel GPU, which is installed via the AMD Catalyst Installation Manager (CIM). AMD switchable features are managed via the AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC) and packaged together with the AMD Display Driver, HDMI Audio driver, etc. Both drivers (Intel and AMD) carry AMD version numbering.




    See also the More Info (related posts) section below.



    What does it look like?


    See HP’s Support documentation below.







    Can I get this to work on Windows Vista or Windows 7?


    Yes, absolutely. The notebook manufacturers’ (OEM) drivers should work fine. Also, there are (unofficial) custom 3rd party options that enable additional features and API support. There are also reports of improved performance (for some) with these unofficial drivers, however few (see below) claim compatibility with (or support for) Windows 8 at this point.





    Can I get this working with Windows 8 [*] Preview (* = Developer, Consumer, Release)?


    Until recently, no. See below for the current best answer.


    There were unconfirmed reports of success using the following alternatives:


    1. Installing Windows 7 drivers using Windows 8 Compatibility Mode.
    2. Using a custom-signed (via WinDDK) CAT, modified INF driver to support specific PCI vendor and hardware IDs.
    3. Installing Intel and/or AMD Windows 8 Beta/Preview drivers.
    4. Suspending and resuming after installing new drivers to enable PnP detection to fix
      “black” screen and/or Code 10/Code 43 issues.
    5. Installing 3rd party drivers.
    6. Any or all the above methods combined.


    Previously, the only confirmed (and supported) working method is to switch the graphics adapter in the BIOS from Dynamic Mode to Fixed Mode (see “What does it look like?” above for HPs). This means that one graphics card will be disabled; this will likely also require the latest system BIOS from the specific notebook manufacturer in order to support this feature.

    If using this method, the Windows 8 Preview drivers from Intel or AMD will also need to be installed to support whichever is the active graphics adapter.

    UPDATE: As of 10/2012, HP, AMD, and Leshcat (3rd party) have Switchable Graphics drivers that include support for Switchable Graphics (a.k.a. AMD Mobility). These drivers enable support for AMD PowerPlay (Dynamic Switchable Graphics), PowerXpress (PX), and Enduro 5.5 support on Windows 8.


    Why did (most of) these alternatives not work?


    Presumably (best guess) because Windows 8 AMD Switchable Graphics is not yet supported by Intel/AMD/OEM notebook manufacturers. Few (if any) OEMs have drivers or support for Windows 8 [*] Preview for their notebooks.

    Note that on Windows 7, the Intel HD Graphics driver is bundled with the AMD CIM/CCC package above, signed by AMD for x64 (i.e. Device Manager says “Intel HD Graphics 3000”, Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Version: 8.882.2.3000) and uses custom AMD CCC components (MOMProxy*?) to install/integrate the two drivers.

    Current drivers for Windows 8 [*] (10/2012, **LIMITED AMD MOBILITY SWITCHABLE SUPPORT STARTING WITH CATALYST 12.9 BETA**):








    What else did not work on Windows 8 [*] Preview, and why?


    Intel Wireless Display (WiDi).

    On AMD switchable systems, it seems that Intel WiDi uses the AMD card (secondary display) as the Wireless Display. I have had some success using newer/custom signed Intel drivers on Windows 8 together with the Intel Wireless driver 14.x/15.x and WiDi software version 3.x (i.e. audio worked, but black video on WiDi settop box output to TV).




    Intel WiDi UPDATE:

    This Intel Blog post from May 2012 states that official WiDi support will come in Windows 8 with WiDi 3.5 and WiFi/MWT 15.5, due to the new WHQL certification process. It also suggests that specific versions (i.e. WiDi 3.0.13 and WiFi/MWT 15.1.1) can be used as a temporary workaround.

    Recent tests with AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta and UniFL using the latest WiDi drivers for Intel Wireless (15.2.0_s64), My WiFi Dashboard (15.2.0_s64) and WiDi (Setup 3.1.29.0) allow intermittent connections to work (audio and video good, but unable to maintain the WiDi connection for more than 2 minutes) on Windows 8 Release Preview.

    OLD: Also, see NotebookReview's driver listings by model for the latest Intel WiDi updates for HP notebooks. (currently WiDi 3.5.*, which supports Miracast and USB over WiDi - WiUSB, and more).

    UPDATE: To get Intel Wireless Display working on Windows 8, see my post here.




    [* DRIVER UPDATE *]: Windows 8 RTM/Release (Build 9200) and higher
    :


    Unlike the AMD Catalyst Software Suite 12.8 drivers of 15-Aug-2012, as of AMD Catalyst Software Suite 12.9 dated 26-Sep-2012 official limited support for Switchable Graphics (AMD Mobility*) IS INCLUDED in the form of a reference driver:

    See the last tables at AMD Catalyst? Software Suite Version 12.9 Beta Release Notes

    As of right now, Intel's HD Graphics 3000/2000 and 4000/2500 driver version is 15.28.7.64.2867 (9.17.10.2867), dated 02-Oct-2012:

    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...01&FamilyId=39

    For HP owners (Intel HD Graphics + AMD Radeon HD), THERE ARE CURRENTLY official HP Windows 8 downloads (see links below). However, other alternatives may CONTINUE to be available after Windows 8's October 26, 2012 release date (Messages 105 to 109+ on this HP Support Forum post), including "unofficial" driver support from the user community, partly because of the expected likelihood of frequent updates from Intel and/or AMD continuing into 2013.


    [/! \] Unofficial Drivers (WARNING: use with caution - community support ONLY!)

    • Leshcatlabs.net are now Windows 8-compatible (as of Catalyst 12.8 WHQL UnifL for ATi+Intel Graphics, a.k.a. 12.8 WHQL UnifL Release v 5.1 - see below)
    • asder00 (AMD Catalyst 12.x 9.001 September 4 and later) with support for AMD Enduro Switchable Graphics (see below)
    • Others on Guru3D, Benchmark3D (specifically 7900MOD), elsewhere (Google?)



    Latest AMD for Vista/Win7/Win8 (WARNING: Does not include [AMD-signed] Intel HD Graphics driver [required!], for AMD Radeon 5000 Series and higher)




    Latest HP drivers (both Intel + AMD Switchable integrated)



    Latest Intel HD Graphics for Win7/Win8: (WARNING: Does NOT support AMD Switchable Graphics or Enduro; for Intel-only support and WiDi)

    • WARNING: Installing this driver may result in Device Manager (Code 43) error (scroll to the top for more info) and loss of AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC) functionality
    • Click here to search the Intel Download Center


    GENERAL NOTE: The FIRST Intel WHQL release for Windows 8 seems to be 15.28.8.2875 (9.17.10.64.2875); the latest HP drivers use 9.17.10.2817 or 9.17.10.2847 AFAIK. (as does AMD Catalyst 12.10 and 12.11 Beta4, in part - not sure about Beta 6 or higher)



    More Info (related posts)









    Minimal Steps for installing Leshcat's (Unofficial) Catalyst 12.9 Sep4 UnifL PT v0.5 for NEW USERS


    1. Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features (Win8), select AMD Catalyst Install Manager, click Change and select "Express Uninstall ALL AMD..."
    2. Run Treexy Driver Fusion (download and install first) and select both AMD Display and Intel Display, then click Delete to remove any leftover components
    3. Run UnifL Configuration Tool (UCT) until you get to the Main Menu, select UnifL Tools button, and install DSE first, then the Certificate (optional)
    4. Rerun UnifL Configuration Tool (UCT) and click the Manual button, to verify steps for your specific installation have been completed
    5. Lastly, run UnifL Configuration Tool (UCT) and click the Next button.


    For users already running UnifL, see the update instructions in the Manual (button) on the Main Menu.

    UPDATE: The new UnifL Manual is now available online, along with Catalyst 13.2 Beta5 UnifL. The generic process with screenshots is here - please read ALL the comments on the Driver's download/release page.



    What is the BEST ANSWER?



    NEW: For a brief synopsis of the options, see this Feb2013 post (also linked above). See this post and this post for the latest update and details.

    Before the Windows 8 release (26 October, 2012), options were:


    1. Use the official HP drivers (based on older Intel/AMD software, see UPDATE 2 below)
    2. Use 3rd party drivers (Leshcat, others)
    3. Mix-and-match the above with AMD (official/Beta) drivers (see UPDATE 1)


    Previously, the best solution was to install Leshcat's UnifL as above, then Update with AMD's latest Enduro 5.5 (Catalyst Beta) driver. Option 1 + Option 3 could be viable as well...further testing will determine the final answer.

    [UPDATE 1:] The official AMD Catalyst 12.10 and 12.11 Beta (preferred) drivers (both are on the same link) are now available for download. They still depend on a separate Intel driver (see here for details, and why this applies to 64-bit systems).

    [UPDATE 2:] HP has released official updates to its drivers. These drivers are integrated Intel + AMD (i.e. all-in-one), but they are based on versions older than what Intel and AMD currently provide. NotebookReview has compiled driver listings by model - see the "Sticky" posts here.


    Comments/updates welcome!



    Hello Alpha,


    I used the clean re-install of the HP spI actually found a fix just after I posted. I rightly decided to go with Alpha's post suggestion. I uninstalled all my previous graphics drivers (using Treezy's "Driver Fusion Pro) and did a clean istall of HP's AMD graphics driver package sp59850.
    Then, once installed, I updated both the Intel & AMD driver using the AMD's AMD_Catalyst_13.2_Beta7 package. I did a custom install of that over the HP's sp59850 driver package, optioning not to update the Catalyst Control Center from the sp59850 driver package by HP.

    My switchable Graphics work just like it did straight from the box. So I now have both the latest AMD Radeon HD 7400M Series driver, which, ironically, is the same driver that Windows Update service kept replacing the AMD Radeon HD 6490M driver that is contained in the previously installed sp59850 package provided by HP. I'm pleased to tell you I now have everything working as it should on a system on which HP never intended to have Windows 8.1 running. And I'm using their software to do it, in part anyway.

    I'm a very happy camper right now! (However, there seems to be something wierd going on with the light on my touch pad. It keeps dimming on one side, for some unknown reason, which was never a problem before this latest update.) Oh well... We can't have it all, right?

    You guys have been a big help to me by keeping up with all the latest updates and workarounds. It makes finding an appropriate fix for this problem much easier than having to scouring through all the garbage a$# posts being posted all over the net concerning this HP-Intel / AMD debacle.



    Thanks,
    MKeezy
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If it's working, I'll grab the Windows 8 Release Preview. If it's not yet, I'll hold off for the retail version.
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