So what is your question? Did you plug it in to the wall socket? Or maybe you have a APU or Intel processor that works in a switchable graphics mode...
My (very obvious) question is how do I fix the above problem. Yes, I do have an intel processor, what doesn't that count twards? Did AMD suddenly decide I can't install the drivers anymore on Intel switchable graphics ?
Just for the record......NOTHING special has changed in the way I installed / updated the AMD drivers, I did EVERYTHING as usual, just all the above crap I described happened this time instead of a happy ending.
I saw no question in your post...just a bunch of babble. Which Intel processor/graphics? And yes, it makes a very big difference....
It's not "babble" it's the description of my problem, don't be rude....
Intel Core i7 4500U
FYI: I uninstalled the Intel Graphics driver and tried installing AMD Drivers like this and still have the same issues, only 1 option in the installer.
Your computer must be up to date....through Windows Update with the option "show Optional updates" checkmarked. All the relevant "Optional" updates must be installed, which will include the .netframework and C++ upgrades. This must be done before attempting to install any AMD driver.
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 use the Intel Driver Update Utility to find the latest graphics driver for your laptop. Download and save it to your desktop.
Download these AMD drivers to your desktop.
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.
Computers with Intel processors select uninstall all AMD software including the install manager.
Computers with AMD processors custom uninstall the AMD graphics driver and Catalyst Control Panel only.
Note: All anti-malware/anti-virus/anti-anything should be disabled during driver installation.
Now install the Intel drivers first....reboot. And lastly the AMD drivers....reboot.
NOTICE: If you do not want raptr/gaming evolved installed with your new drivers, select 'custom install' and uncheck the box for "gaming Evolved".
If you are having issues with the normal installation of the Mobility drivers, use the clean install method , making sure you install the latest Intel drivers.
I have the latest Intel driver provided by DELL, the laptop manufacturer, I also tried installing the latest AMD driver provided by DELL, and I get the same problem, so the problem IS NOT the Intel driver as you suggested. So the problem is from the faulted uninstalation of the previous AMD driver, which it seems registry cleaning and AMD Clean Uninstall utility cannot fix. Untill AMD learns to code proper drivers I am going to have to reinstall my windows to do a clean install of this piece of s...driver. Thank you AMD, again. I had nothing better to do on this weekend than to stay and fix my PC.
Also, fyi, I never ever had to have the latest update to windows, or intel driver, in order for the AMD driver to work, but just for the sake of it, I updated now, and it still doesn't work.
Also #2, I have no previous point to restore my windows to, because the absolute geniouses from AMD didn't include the creation of restore points before installing or uninstalling of these pre-alpha drivers released to the public.