Cannot install latest ATI Catalyst driver in W7 on MBP

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  1. slapple, Feb 2, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2013

    macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2011 MBP with the ATI Radeon HD 6770M. I have Boot Camp installed with Windows 7 64-bit.

    Up until today, I was just using the latest Boot Camp drivers, which include an ATI Radeon driver dated 1/4/2011. But then I got a couple of BSODs in Windows 7 while just browsing with Firefox. The crashes were seemingly related to the video drivers, so I thought I should update to the latest ATI Catalyst drivers.

    I went to the ATI web site, and it told me to download the AMD Mobility Radeon Driver Verification Tool. I installed that, and it said: "Your computer does not contain a proper graphics adapter."

    Seems like some people have seen that message before, and others have suggested to just download the latest drivers and install them. So I downloaded this and installed it: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/13-1_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql.exe

    The installation seemed to go well, but then even after rebooting, Device Manager said the ATI Radeon HD 6770M driver was dated 1/4/2011. So the driver never got updated. I uninstalled that driver, then re-ran the ATI Catalyst installation program, and it still installed the 1/4/2011 driver.

    Why can't I get the latest driver installed?

    EDIT:

    After spending a few hours uninstalling and reinstalling video drivers and then doing a repair on my Boot Camp drivers, I finally got the latest Catalyst drivers installed and working. You need the mobility version which you can download from http://www.guru3d.com/files_get/amd_catalyst_13_1_whql_download,3.html
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Awesome! The update worked perfectly without any bsods thus far.

    Thank you so much! :D
     

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