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redline582

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Hi, I am running Windows 7 x64 and have recently done a fresh install. Upon first boot, windows automatically installs default drivers for my graphics card. For obvious reasons I do not want to use these as well as I need opengl support. I have downloaded the latest ati drivers (CCC 9.4) for windows 7 x64 but when I install it, windows still uses the default driver. Ive tried uninstalling the default drivers but windows simply reinstalls them immediately after a reboot, and also gives no option to cancel. I have also tried to boot into safe mode to do the same process with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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How do you identify that the old drivers are still installed? I installed the latest drivers for my ATI Radeon HD4870 (x64 Win7) about 2 weeks ago and the date is still listed as 11/13/2008 (but the version is 8.53.2.12)

The file that I downloaded from ATI lists the version as version 9.3

Edited by usasma, 13 April 2009 - 02:49 PM.

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I have the same version from windows (8.53.2.12) but in Device Manager it says "ATI Radeon 3870 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)" Ive installed CCC 9.4 but I still cannot play games using opengl.
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I don't know much about opengl - but the drivers on my system didn't state WDDM 1.1 until after I updated them.
Here's a link that seems to imply that WDDM v1.1 is for Win7: http://en.wikipedia....river_Model#1.1
And here's an article with more about the 9.3 drivers: http://techtoggle.co...ed-by-windows7/

All of this is way beyond me, so I'd have to suggest either waiting for someone more knowledgeable or posting in the ATI forums.
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Thanks usama, I've posted on the ATI forums as well as sent an email to tech support. Hopefully someone can help me. I guess the main problem is that I want opengl to work and I know it does since Ive had it working in a previous installation of Windows 7
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Rumor has it that the RC is due out soon - and Microsoft doesn't want to support anything but a clean install (they're discouraging upgrades from the beta). So, with a clean install you'll probably get OpenGL back using the default drivers then.

This is the joy of beta testing - running beta drivers on a beta OS!
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Haha yes Im sure all will be well until there is some form of another beta released 8 months from now
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