Hey guys, I’m in the process of setting up my Clean Vanilla Install of Windows 7 Home Premium to the Toshiba in my Signature, on a new Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. All went pretty well until I tried using Driver Magician to install the drivers from the original OEM Install. I did this partly because the Graphics Driver is not available at the Toshiba Site that I can see and not at the AMD ATI Site either: http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=2520796
It seems that the AMD ATI Graphics Driver did not want to install from “Driver Magician”. So in my ignorance I did a Google search with the Speccy listing for the Graphics Card, and not the actual driver Version. That led me to this site and looked like what I needed so I installed it, but the driver version was a little newer and don’t work all that well. It also led to the download and install of the “AMD ATI Catalyst Software”, which I don’t think I need nor want. Tried using Revo to get rid of it but it don’t show up in the list, nor do I see a built in uninstaller. I do see now that it is in the “Programs and Features” so I guess I will Uninstall with that.
I don’t quite understand how this Catalyst Software works and if I can safely remove it without removing the driver. It also doesn’t present any option to Change Drivers? If I do remove it, should I revert to the stock Vanilla driver first, so as not to loose Graphics?
I downloaded the third one down for windows 7-64bit. This is the one that installed the “AMD ATI Catalyst Control Center”
Here is the Help Page for the “ATI Catalyst™ Control Center” that was installed during the driver install
EDIT: Link does not work for the html
Also, I have a Disk with the Toshiba Setup Software - not Swsetup file. I tried the Toshiba OEM driver Installer from the Disk and it would not install. I did not create this disk so cannot tell you much about it, It’s just the built in App and Driver Backup Device I think. All the drivers are included with this Disk, but they are not labeled in a way that I can understand, and there are many of them. They need to be opened almost to the point of install to see what they are.
I Recently downloaded another driver from the below site and it is the right Version, but am afraid it will also install stuff I don’t want, some Driver Installer Software. This one is the correct Version, the site seems legit, and scanned the driver after download.
I was hoping to avoid re-installing the old HDD to see if there is a Swsetup File that I could Copy the driver from, but if this is the best thing to do that is what I will do next. I’m really just a little lost as the best move to make now. I wonder if the Driver needs to be Uninstalled before it can be installed in the way I’m trying, and if this is something to do with AMD ATI Stuff?
Edited by pcpunk, 07 June 2016 - 04:41 PM.