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I have a dedicated 6770m on my HP, but when I try to switch to it from Intel graphics it takes forever. I click the tab to activate it and nothing happens, sometimes it takes up to 30 minutes for it to finally realize that I want to activate it. Also AMD catalyst won't show up on my task bar.

Should I go back to an old driver? I hate screwing with drivers because something always seems to go wrong when I mess with them on this laptop.

Thanks!
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I'm going to assume you're running the HP graphics drivers from their site, and NOT the AMD or Intel drivers from the AMD or Intel site. That was one of the things that always irritated me about my HP dv7 with 6770M switchable graphics -- I was perpetually stuck on an older driver version while HP played catch up with AMD, and once the laptop goes out of production - it seems they stop updating graphics drivers entirely on certain lesser sales volume models.

Make sure you have all of your .Net Framework patches from Microsoft installed. The Catalyst control center and switchable graphics GUI are highly dependent on .Net Framework. The patches are delivered via Windows Update as part of the usual OS patch distributions.

Greg
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Thanks Greg! Sorry for the late reply, I will take a look at my .Net framework.
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