Tricks to Update Toshiba/Sony notebook ATI display driver
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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
(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
(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
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
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