R9 270 Windows 10 driver installer error -  failed to load detection driver

Discussion created by sshier on Aug 8, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2016 by sshier

I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday on my HP Windows 8.1 64-bit machine that has the R9 270 Radeon driver version 14.201.1001.1004. When windows loaded the screen was flashing incessantly and I could not do anything, I rebooted in Safe Mode because that is the only way to do anything in Windows 10 from the desktop on my machine.  I have seen Google search results discussing this flashing issue and the indications that the source may be graphics driver issues.


I downloaded the AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver version 15.20.1062.1002 (amd-catalyst-15.7.1-win10-64bit.exe) from Catalyst Driver and tried to install from Safe Mode as an administrator. When I ran the driver exe I got the error: "failed to load detection driver" a couple of times and the installer would then stop working.  The driver would not install.


How can I get the driver to install in Safe Mode in Windows 10?




Steve Shier