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i was running into a problem today and figured i would share it on here to get a nice resolve for others out there in the world. i had recently purchased a new laptop for an employee just for normal usage but they could not stand windows 8. so i set up a nice mbr on the ssd and reconfigured the bios to let me install windows 7.
i firstly assumed most of the drivers for windows 8 would be compatible with windows 7 or heck even find some drivers that are compatible from another version of drivers for a different laptop. you know the drill kinda lol.
anywho... video card drivers for this laptop dont seem to work at all. i downloaded both display drivers fromthe toshiba driver site and neither worked. they installed but didnt work. Aero trouble shoot claims my drivers arent supported by aero (but i know its saying that due to the fact the system doesnt have any display drivers installed). i went to the amd official site and downloaded the mobility verifier exe and it says
AMD Catalyst Mobility cannot be downloaded due to incompatible hardware/software on your computer.
the Version of your grahics adapter is not supported.
Please contact your notebook manufacturer for a graphics driver update.
i went into this quick pc job with alot of confidence and... well kinda losing that feeling.. hopefully someone out here on the internet has surely ran into this before and i hope this post attracts them to give me some resolve or a hint towards one.
this laptop was just purchased yesterday, its brand new out of the box. i do realize windows 8 laptops are being built almost specifically for it but.. this is kind of forcing users to use it. when i purchase a laptop i want to be ale to put whatever OS i want on it. if it were mine i would just put ubuntu or debian on it but unfortunately im not the one that will be using it, 2nd its for work, 3rd the owner of it is a pure windows user.
Edited by kevin1010, 21 February 2013 - 11:34 AM.