4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2018 5:24 AM by elstaci

    Installation Error 175 Install Driver For HD6900 Series


      Hi everyone,


      İ have amd radeon hd 6950 powercolor

      i can install driver version 15....


      But some games need to version 16

      When i search latest download on my catalsty center, it find  ver 16 but i get en error 175 when i install version 16

      İt is possible.

      is this problem have solitions?

      İf my amd graphic card doesnt supported 16 version, ridicilous


      if i wouldn't play some games after 10 years why  am i buy a graphic card at the moment .


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        • Re: error 175

          Your HD 6950 is not supported anymore by AMD. There will not be anymore updated drivers. The last Driver for your card is a BETA Driver from 2016 here: AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 Drivers & Support | AMD


          As per this AMD Support site concerning Error 175 for your legacy GPU card: Error 175 – AMD Installer Cannot Continue Due to Unsupported AMD Graphics Hardware | AMD

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            • Re: error 175

              this is the problem what i say ı couldnt ınstall latest version for my gpu card from 2016 i tryed every thing  i cleanly uninstalled gpu and try again cant intsal 16.2.1

                • Re: error 175

                  Unless the BETA is not compatible with your computer. Try this basic method of installing AMD Drivers and see if it installs successfully.


                  install AMD driver:


                  1) Download the correct AMD Full Set of drivers from AMD Support. Make sure your Windows is fully updated via Windows Update. Windows Must be fully updated because the latest AMD Drivers requires all the latest "Optional" and "Recommended" updates to be installed.


                  2) Use Windows Uninstall to uninstall current AMD driver and software and disconnect the internet from your computer. Then use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) from Wagnardsoft  Forum in Safe Mode. This will eliminate all traces of the AMD driver and software from your computer.


                  Delete C: \ AMD folder from the Root Directory. Reboot


                  3) Go to Device Manager and click "Display Adapter" and make sure you are on the MS Basic Display Adapter. If not, uninstall the AMD driver using Properties.


                  4) Try reinstalling the AMD FULL SET OF DRIVERS that you have downloaded manually. Make sure you disable the Internet to prevent Windows from installing a newer version. So configure windows to prevent it from updating drivers via windows update. So it has been mentioned to disable any anti-virus programs before installing AMD Drivers.


                  5) If the new AMD drivers installs and works correctly, delete again the C: \ AMD folder from the root directory. To save space on the HDD.


                  6) Enable both the Internet and Anti-Virus program (if applicable).


                  7) Go back to Device Manager and check your GPU card driver is working and identified correctly.




                  It is possible that your previous AMD Driver is conflicting with the BETA but by using above mentioned method should eliminate that.

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              • Re: error 175

                elstaci's information as usual is 100% correct.

                FYI those cards were released in October of 2010, so 8 years ago at this point. That card will still run everything that it would run during it's supported life span. Most games should tell you what their minimum specs are if you look before buying. If the game requires something newer, unfortunately it's time for an upgrade. Computers will always be a continuous cycle of upgrades and replacements. The fact you made it 8 years is great, not ridiculous IMHO. I myself have a stack of old video cards that are all deprecated. It's kind of sickening when I stop to think the dollars I spent, but it's the price of progress. Depending on your current needs you can find current gen cards capable of 1080p gaming at about the $150 mark. I personally have an  RX 580 and find it is great for 1440p gaming up to 60hz. If you can give your other system specs and what new AAA game(s) you want to play, someone can better offer some options.

                Good Luck!

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