ATI Catalyst Windows 7 Preview Driver Package 32-bit

October 29, 2008
preview_w7-32_8-55-3-081015a-070968e.exe
48.0 MB
Windows Vista
3,128
This package is includes drivers for Windows 7 preview

The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):

* Radeon™ HD 4000 Series
* Radeon™ HD 3000 Series
* Radeon™ HD 2000 Series
* Mobility Radeon™ HD 4000 Series
* Mobility Radeon™ HD 3000 Series
* Mobility Radeon™ HD 2000 Series
* AMD 780G
* AMD 780V
* AMD 790GX
* Windows 7

ATI Catalyst Windows 7 preview driver package - includes the Windows 7 driver, and the ATI Catalyst Control Center (with limited feature support).

Note:
If the display driver fails to load, and reports a Code 39 error after installation, use
the following steps to disable Driver Signature Enforcement and install the display
driver

For Dual Boot Systems

• Boot system
• Press F8 at the Boot Options Menu
• Choose Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in the Advanced Boot
Options menu
• Press Enter
For Single Boot Systems
• After the system BIOS screen, press F8
• Choose Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in the Advanced Boot
Options menu
• Press Enter

Known Issues

This section provides information on known issues that may be experienced under
the Windows 7 operating system with the latest release of the Catalyst™ Windows
7 Preview Driver Package. These include the following:

• Open GL is not supported under Windows 7 - 64 bit editions.
• AMD devices based on the RV730 GPU are not supported in this release of
the Windows 7 Driver Package.
• This display driver should not be installed under Windows Vista 32/64 operating
systems. WARNING: The INF install method has not been disabled for
Windows Vista and the operating system will attempt to install the driver.
• Playback of some protected content over component video will be blocked by
Macrovision copy protection.
• Playing some full screen OpenGL and Direct 3D games may cause the wrong
display resolution.

Note: This version of the Catalyst™ Windows 7 driver is NOT
Microsoft signed for Windows 7 32/64 operating systems

Note: Disabling driver enforcement will need to be done on every subsequent
boot of the operating system

More Details:

• Desktop Windows Manager will become disabled in high resolution and multi
display extended modes.
• On some systems, a restarts can intermittently occur when hot plugging the
display.
• With some digital monitors hot plugging the monitor may not enable the display.
• When booting into Windows 7, some systems may become unstable with certain
display configurations.
• Catalyst Control Center Displays Manager Page has been disabled for this
release of the Windows 7 driver.
• Catalyst Control Center Basic - Easy Setup Wizard has been disabled for this
release of the Windows 7 driver.
• Catalyst Control Center Image Scaling under the Digital Panel Page has been
disabled for this release of the Windows 7 driver.
• Catalyst Control Center: Modifying the TV Format Selection under the TV
Properties page will disable the TV output until the next reboot.
• Booting Windows 7 or changing resolutions with an Analog TV connected
may cause the system to stop responding.
• Open GL may stop working on systems with three or more active displays.
• Running some benchmarks may cause the system display to blank.
• The AVIVO Video Transcoder functionality has been disabled for this release.
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Windows 7 Preview Driver Package 32-bit: