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

GMan

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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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zbaracki

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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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lewiedude

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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 Win8. Any help is really appreciated!!!
 

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Mark Phelps

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... and I see no reason for it not to get to work with Win8. Any help is really appreciated!!!

One very good reason why a graphics driver worked in Win7 and does NOT work in Win8 is that with Win8, 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 Win8 is NOT backward compatible to Win7 -- at least in some respectes.
 

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Phone Man

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That driver is also offered through Windows Update.

Jim :geek:
 

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Phone Man

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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.

Jim :cool:
 

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GMan

Banned
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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JackTheBear

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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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GMan

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Eh, sorry. Your hardware would be an example of why I put (almost) in the thread title. Your graphics adapter is way too old for any recent drivers at all. I would have told you earlier, but I got confused and thought you had a brand new adapter in the new HD 7xxx line.

The best you can hope for is to install the XP driver meant for your card, but even with that, the acceleration is going to be extremely poor.

My recommendation here is to remove Windows 8 from the machine completely and stick with Windows 7. If you do that, be careful about your boot files and boot folder. If they're on the Windows 8 partition, you should make a thread asking for help with that. Attaching a screen shot of disk management while in Windows 7 would be helpful.
 

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Heelium

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Hey I really hope that you can do something with my laptop,

Its hp pavilion dv7-2133eo and it has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

Running Windows 8 x64

IDs:
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&SUBSYS_3064103C&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&SUBSYS_3064103C
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&CC_0300

If you need those.

I don't really feel like downgrading back to windows 7, because I have reinstalled all I got lost from upgrading to windows 8 (full clean install).

I really don't know what is AMD external device, but if it isn't very importmant, I won't need it.

Thanks for help =)
 

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    Mobility HD 4650

GMan

Banned
Hey I really hope that you can do something with my laptop,

Its hp pavilion dv7-2133eo and it has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650

Running Windows 8 x64

IDs:
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&SUBSYS_3064103C&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&SUBSYS_3064103C
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9480&CC_0300

If you need those.

I don't really feel like downgrading back to windows 7, because I have reinstalled all I got lost from upgrading to windows 8 (full clean install).

I really don't know what is AMD external device, but if it isn't very importmant, I won't need it.

Thanks for help =)

It won't be a problem to do it, but you're going to have to disable driver enforcement at the boot menu each time you start the computer or set it permanently.

Alternatively, you can sign the driver after replacing the .inf with the one I'll make for you.

If you still want to do this, download the driver in the OP. Run it and once it extracts to C:\AMD, close the installer and wait for further instruction. (Let me know if/when you're ready.)

Another option for you is to install the latest driver from HP for your model, and there are no hoops for that.
 

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Heelium

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Hi and thanks for your answer,
because of you, I checked the hp homepage and found my laptop, there was somekind of graphics update, first I will try that, if it doesn't work, I will be OK to disable driver enforcement, to get it working. I will soon reply to thread, that will I go trough it or not.
And what you mean by OP? :p
I've already got somehow AMD and ATI folders, but programs itself won't do nothing. CCC gives "Catalyst Pro Control Center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that can be configured using Catalyst Pro Control Center" Will I need to delete the CCC and start the downloader aigan and stop, when it finishes extracting c:\AMD?

Anyways, atm I'm going to try the HP graphics update.

EDIT:

graphics update from HP didn't do nothing. So if driver enforcement isn't very importmant thing on my pc, then I will go trough this. But first - will programs work after the update, that were before saying that I need to update my graphics drivers? And second - I really don't know much about computers and stuff, so please make the instructions as easy as you can =) And third - I won't do it when I need to do F8 on every reboot to disable driver enforcement, so I also need permanent disable function that works.
 
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  • OS
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    Mobility HD 4650

GMan

Banned
Extract the .inf in my post below directly overwriting the the one at C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_Win8_Consumer_Preview\Packages\Drivers\Display\W86A_INF

Here are your choices to be able to use it:

How to Install & use unsigned drivers in Windows Vista/7 x64 - TechSpot Forums

To install it, make sure you signed the driver or disable checks first, then right click on the graphics adapter in the device manager. Update driver software....Browse my computer....Let me pick...Have disk....Browse.

Now find and double click on the extracted .inf file. Hit ok then next. It will install. Reboot after then run setup.exe in C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_Win8_Consumer_Preview to install CCC.
 

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Heelium

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Extract the .inf in my post below directly overwriting the the one at C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_Win8_Consumer_Preview\Packages\Drivers\Display\W86A_INF

Here are your choices to be able to use it:

How to Install & use unsigned drivers in Windows Vista/7 x64 - TechSpot Forums

To install it, make sure you signed the driver or disable checks first, then right click on the graphics adapter in the device manager. Update driver software....Browse my computer....Let me pick...Have disk....Browse.

Now find and double click on the extracted .inf file. Hit ok then next. It will install. Reboot after then run setup.exe in C:\AMD\AMD_Catalyst_Win8_Consumer_Preview to install CCC.

I've got somekind of error:


Or I need to sign the .inf file? I was really confused... Really sorry, but I know alittle about programming and computers :p Anyways, trying to verify then the .inf file.

EDIT:

signed the inf file with the program on the other forum post. It didn't do nothing, still getting that error. Even did restart like the program told me to do (before I tried to do it without restart)
 

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  • OS
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    Mobility HD 4650

GMan

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I would disable driver enforcement if you want to use the driver. It seems like it is installed well, but not allowed to access the unsigned driver file(s) it/themselves. I can't say for sure as I don't do this on any of my own x64. I don't even know if those methods work for Windows 8. If not, you could probably find on Google how to disable it.

How to Install & use unsigned drivers in Windows Vista/7 x64 - TechSpot Forums
 

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Heelium

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Ive tried Solution number 2 but nothing happened =/ I'm too beginner to understand how to turn it off on my pc, exept that I have to do then every restart an f8 click, what I really, really don't want to do. Gonna ask some friends and google alittle bit, maybe I can find answer

EDIT:
"In Windows 7 you could enable Test Mode, however from what I’ve seen of Windows 8, test mode still requires that drivers are at least signed with a test cert"

so I think there is no way to certificate the drives?
 
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  • OS
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nfs1mw

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Hi.

I need inf files for 2 Amd cards , one is desktop AMD RADEON HD 4650 and the other is laptop AMD MOBILITY RADEON HD 4570. Giving the hardware ids..



----for RADEON HD 4650 (using windows8 CP 32bit)
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9498&SUBSYS_E930174B&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9498&SUBSYS_E930174B
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9498&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9498&CC_0300




-----for MOBILITY RADEON HD 4570 (using windows8 CP 32bit)
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_02931025&REV_00
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9553&SUBSYS_02931025
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9553&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9553&CC_0300



Thanks in advance :)
 

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  • OS
    windows8
    CPU
    intel PDC E2160
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte G31M-ES2C
    Memory
    transcend 2GB ddr2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 4650

GMan

Banned
For the Radeon 4650, I recommend simply installing the latest WHQL 12.4 since it has many fixes for games that the driver in this thread doesn't have:

AMD Catalyst 12.4 WHQL 32-bit download from Guru3D.com

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As for the Mobility Radeon, I can easily make an .inf for you to replace the one extracted in the above download.

The Windows 8 driver is not going to do anything at all that the 12.4 doesn't do, so this is the best course of action at this time.

I'll return with the edited .inf for your 4570 shortly. I have to download/extract from it myself first, since I don't have it on my HDD.
 

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    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
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    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
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    Acer x223w
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