Ok, guys and gals,
I have an old ASUS desktop (Given to me):
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Processor 2.70GHz
8.00 GB RAM
64 bit OS
Now, earlier today, My PCI card was shown in the device manager as an:
AMD Radeon HD 5450 with 1GB RAM
The machine was also running Windows 7 Home premium
I noticed that it had some malware and registry errors, so rather than going through the numbers and repairing the corrupted software, I thought that I would just install Windows 7 Ultimate.
So I did.
Rather than upgrading, I did a clean install.
When it booted back up, obviously there was a graphics problem.
Mainly because the install wiped out the drivers for the PCI card.
Prepared for this, I went to nab the drivers from the AMD site, but I forgot the exact type of card.
So i went to the device manager to look again, and this time it showed the card as an:
AMD 760G (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)
Which is not the card that it listed before.
So I downloaded the nearest driver I could find which was:
Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta 313 MB Crimson Edition 16.2.1 Beta
Obviously that did me no good, as nothing changed.
I right-clicked on the desktop and clicked on the AMD logo, only to get an error message about No AMD graphics driver is installed...
I'm sure it's in the Windows.old folder, but I haven't a clue where. (It's been like 15 years since I've fudged around with PCs, rebuilds, etc.)
A twist to all of this is that my HDMI cord is going from the PCI graphics card to the monitor, so if the computer is only using/recognizing the IGCard, how am I getting feed through the PCI card?
Oh, and I went to the BIOS and changed the boot to PCI first, only to have the CPU default it back to the IG.
So, HERE'S WHAT I THINK...and tell me if i'm wrong by providing the solution.
I think I should have removed the PCI card before the clean OS install.
I should have removed the [bleep] thing, plugged the HDMI cord into the onboard slot, did the OS install, updated what i needed to update, then installed the card as if it were new (going to AMD site and grabbing the drivers).
Is that what I should have done?
Also, the AMD site classed the card under "legacy", so that Crimson Beta Edition was all they had for it.
What I'd prefer is a setup application with the proper driver and utility built in. Don't know where to find that either....without going through tons of clickbait.
So. Any suggestions and/or solutions?
Thanks in advance,