Is your computer fully updated? SP1? Are the relevant 'Optional' updates installed, including the required C++ and .netframeworks upgrades?
Trying to figure that out... I had windows update off for a few months, turned it back on recently. It says "Windows is up to date, there are no updates available for your computer". But I have a hunch that it may not be.,.. Many of the updates in the update history are listed as "failed". Is there some way to get windows to fully update itself?
It seems as though no matter what I try, I cannot get windows 7 fully updated. Manually downloaded updates won't install, fail, or tell me they are not applicable for my system. Windows update just runs "checking for updates" infinitely. I've spent hours and hours on this now.
Is it possible that installing windows 10 will resolve the issue and allow me to fully update my AMD drivers? I've been avoiding it but if updating 7 fully is impossible I'm willing to make the leap.
It looks like the Microsoft and AMD certificates have expired for those legacy drivers. I will have to see what we can do about that. You can still install the latest legacy drivers but you would have to enable test signing to do it.
Press Start->Search->cmd then right-click on it and click Run as administrator. In the CMD window type or copy this:
bcdedit /set testsigning on
and press enter. then restart PC
Thanks so much for the suggestion. Unfortunately I just tried installing the crimson drivers in test mode and ran into the same issue, the popups about the digital signatures that I describe in my first post. There must be some way to get these crimson drivers to install.
I'm just wondering why you're bothering to update. I'd bet a virtual beer it won't make anything better for your old vidcard.
As for installing win10. Do it.
Also.. you seem like an intelligent person so grab the latest versions of..
1) OOSU10.exe (O&O shutup)
2) Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4
these will help address privacy/security issues you may not like in Win10.
It seems I've found a way to get the drivers to run finally.
fixed by typing in cmd:
Bcdedit /set nointegritychecks ON Bcdedit /set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
Then rebooting in advanced options and selecting "disable driver signature enforcement" and driver then attaches at boot.
This worked like a charm for me with the crimson 16.2.1 for my Radeon 6870's. The only thing now is that I have run these codes every time I reboot my computer, or it goes back to not running the drivers. If anyone has any idea about how to get this to stick permanently I would greatly appreciate it!