Tricks to Update Toshiba/Sony notebook ATI display driver

Tricks to Update Toshiba/Sony  notebook ATI display driver

The PDF file with figures can be downloaded via this link:

Trickes to update ATI display driver on Toshiba Sony Laptops

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If you run directly ‘catalyst_mobility_64-bit_util’, you will get such error:

“ATI Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible hardware/software on your computer.

The version of your graphics adapter is not supported”.

Manually updating drive by point to the folder containing the ATI driver(79.8MB version)  also fails. The OS thinks the driver for VGA has been updated!


In device manager, the graphics adapter is shown as standard VGA adapter,

not ATI HD Radeon, The Notebook manufacturer may play a trick to disguise the device as NOT ATI GPU.

The ATI website is blocked by the notebook OS.

(1)    Solution one: easy and quick

download and install the package:


“dd”mean with display driver, which can install the display driver when install CCC

(2)    Solution two:   may not work for you

Problems with manually updating driver:

via leading the driver update program  to the folder containing the ATI driver(79.8MB version)

Have disk, then point to  package/Driver/W7*/*.inf

it  fails in my place. The OS thinks the driver for VGA has been updated!

Solution three:  last resort, take longer time

(1)    First download the 2011 April display driver

Not the 1.1 MB webinstaller , but the Individual download  79.8 MB

Best with :

(2)    Download the notebook display driver from the

Make sure you have uninstall the previous ATI driver first

Unpack the driver, the folder should contain following files and folders

All files above the ‘tinstall’ are from ATI display driver, 10.05 version. Copy all the files folders in the unpacked 11.04 driver to replaces all in this folder

(3)Then run the ‘tinstallwb’, instead of the ‘setup.exe’ from ATI which will not show you the option to install the ‘display driver’ option

ATI Display Driver    is shown as selectable

The display drive still shows  as older version 2010 May, but has been pointed to newer installer

(4)The installation takes 10 minutes to finish.

The screen resolution will NOT change when installing the driver.

There is a warning: see the install log


The display and 3D games seems fine.

The driver vision still shows as 10.05    8.712.2.1000

Not the latest  Catalyst™ 11.4 Update Driver (8.841)  for AMD APP SDK v2.4

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