0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2015 6:13 PM by kingfish

    Laptops Installing drivers on switchable Intel + AMD graphics

    kingfish

      Owners of Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic (Toughbook series) laptops are excluded from this guide. The manufacturers of these laptops have opted out from using 'generic' drivers and are the sole source of driver updates (they think). These laptops can benefit from the Leshcat drivers (google it) or by using the 'have disk' method of installation for both the Intel and AMD drivers.

       

       

      Your laptop is equipped with switchable graphics. In order to update the AMD driver, the Intel graphics must be the current version. Go to this Intel link, and manually ( do not use the Intel Driver Update Utility) find the latest graphics driver for your laptop, as pictured. Download and save it to your desktop. If you don't know which version of Intel graphics you have, look in device manager.

      https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx

       

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      Download these AMD drivers to your desktop.

      For Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

      http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx

       

      Now delete the Intel drivers from your computer using 'uninstall a program' in the computer control panel. Uninstall the AMD drivers from your computer using the 'uninstall a program' in the computer control panel. NOTICE IMPORTANT: Computers with Intel processors select 'express' uninstall all AMD software including the install manager. Computers with AMD processors custom uninstall the AMD graphics driver and Catalyst Control Panel only.

       

      Reboot.

      Note: All anti-malware/anti-virus/anti-anything should be disabled during driver installation.

       

      Now install the Intel drivers first and lastly the AMD drivers.

      NOTICE: If you do not want raptr/gaming evolved installed with your new drivers, select 'custom install' and uncheck the box for "gaming Evolved".

       

      Reboot

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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