ATI Catalyst Windows 7 Preview Driver Package 64-bit

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Date: October 29, 2008
File Size: 52.5 MB
OS Support: Windows Vista
Downloads: 3,324

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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.

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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