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Majority of options gone from Catalyst Control Centre since upgrading to windows 8.

post #1 of 7
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Basically I upgraded to Windows 8 (don't give me the "well you should have stuck to windows 7") and I opened CCC to scale my monitor to get rid of the black border but most of the options were gone. I assumed I need to upgrade to the Windows 8 CCC. So I uninstalled my (then) current CCC and restarted PC and installed the newest one for Windows 8 64 bit but still got the same issue. I have tried many different versions of CCC but to no avail. I saw someone mention he fixed this by " uninstalling catalyst control center and removing incorrect GAC token from the Windows folder". No idea what that entails.

TL;DR why does my Catalyst Control Center lack options and looks like this after upgrading to Windows 8 and installing the Windows 8 drivers?
post #2 of 7
Turn it on advanced mode maybe?
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
"Advanced View" is already on.
post #4 of 7
I have had the same problem since the preview came out and only solved it now, the issue is that AMD have only upgraded the latest GPU to windows 8 as they new models will be released with windows 8 in stores,



i have the mobility radeon HD 5145 but shows up on standard driver as 4500 series, probable reason being it uses the same driver.



i had installed the new catalyst control centre and all i had was 4 options, this meant i had no ability to overdrive, or change aspect ratio on certain games, for me this was hitman 1-3,



1. remove current CCC and all ati software in remove programs, select the remove all AMD software option when removing.



2. Remove all reg traces by using CCLEANER (best piece of free software in exsistance and everyone should have this installed forever).



3. go to device manager by pressing the windows key and break buttons, go to display adapters and uninstalling the current item there.(dont worry screen will go black and come back, all GPU works as standard video cards). Now click the option up top that says scan for hardware changes. this will reinstall your GPU, dont update the driver yet, Very important,



4. download and install the windows 7 CCC version 12.6 (when you are downloading it will be called legacy something). INSTALL this. if you have a different GPU you may need to install a different CCC but most likely not as this one covers alot of them.

Link Below.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeonaiw-vista64.aspx



5. now you should have all options, available to you, now go ahead and update the GPU driver if need be.



PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS WORKS

email is michaelkidd@dublin.ie
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NlTESHADE View Post

I have had the same problem since the preview came out and only solved it now, the issue is that AMD have only upgraded the latest GPU to windows 8 as they new models will be released with windows 8 in stores,
i have the mobility radeon HD 5145 but shows up on standard driver as 4500 series, probable reason being it uses the same driver.
i had installed the new catalyst control centre and all i had was 4 options, this meant i had no ability to overdrive, or change aspect ratio on certain games, for me this was hitman 1-3,
1. remove current CCC and all ati software in remove programs, select the remove all AMD software option when removing.
2. Remove all reg traces by using CCLEANER (best piece of free software in exsistance and everyone should have this installed forever).
3. go to device manager by pressing the windows key and break buttons, go to display adapters and uninstalling the current item there.(dont worry screen will go black and come back, all GPU works as standard video cards). Now click the option up top that says scan for hardware changes. this will reinstall your GPU, dont update the driver yet, Very important,
4. download and install the windows 7 CCC version 12.6 (when you are downloading it will be called legacy something). INSTALL this. if you have a different GPU you may need to install a different CCC but most likely not as this one covers alot of them.
Link Below.
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeonaiw-vista64.aspx
5. now you should have all options, available to you, now go ahead and update the GPU driver if need be.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS WORKS
email is michaelkidd@dublin.ie
HOLY CRAP! THIS WORKS! EVEN IF YOU HAVE ABOVE A 5000 SERIES CARD STILL TRY THIS METHORD! THE DRIVERS SAY THEY ARE ONLY FOR 5000 SERIES OR LOWER BUT THIS WORKS! TRIED IT USING A 6870! I SAID IT DIDN'T WORK THE FIRST TIME CAUSE I NEVER REALISED I WAS SUPPOSED TO USE THE DRIVERS NITESHADE LINKED EVEN THOUGH THE DRIVERS WEREN'T INTENDED FOR MY CARD!
post #6 of 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dHQm...&feature=g-upl
i have made a youtube video to make it easier for people.
hope it helps, lot of good feedback so far, thanks for the kind messages.
post #7 of 7
I am having the same problem, I haven't tried your solution yet, but since I intend to, and the posted driver link is now dead, and it's a pain to find, I thought I'd post it. (I know run on sentence!)

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/previous/detail?os=Windows%207%20-%2064&rev=12.6

If you're looking for another version for Windows 7:

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/previous?os=Windows%207%20-%2064

Actually, just use the wizard to find what ever version you need for your video card and on the navigation to the right (Helpful links) , you'll see a link to Previous Drivers and Software...

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

The wizard always leads you to the most recent version.
Edited by kikibone - 4/18/14 at 6:22pm
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