Problem with AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series Driver

Discussion created by helpmeiamhopeless on Jul 8, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2020 by hardcoregames™


I have a HP Pavilion Dv6-616TX with AMD Radeon HD 6700M series graphics card. I also have an intel graphics card installed on my device. Recently I upgraded the OS to Windows 10 and since then I have been Facing problems with the driver of the graphics card.

When I updated the PC to Windows 10, Windows Update updated the driver to version 15.301 and it took about 3 minutes for the PC to boot up. A few days ago the AMD Radeon Crimson showed me updates for the driver and I decided to install the updates. Unfortunately that brought me in a loop and in the end it had me installing the AMD Catalyst software which showed no updates for the driver. When I installed the AMD Radeon Crimson software again, it showed the update and after a long cycle brought me back to the Catalyst Software.

I decided to look online and installed the AMD Radeon Automatic driver installer software which showed me a 16.01v for the driver. I tried to install the same but every time I start the installation, I get the error 195. After that I started to install the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020-june edition and it showed me a 20.01v for the driver. That started giving me error 1603 while installing. I then manually installed the driver by selecting the folder where the Adrenalin june-edition was installed and it installed version 27.20 for the same. The PC takes almost 30 seconds to boot now and earlier windows explorer used to crash but now it doesn't. 

Problem is that the device manager show that no drivers are installed for the graphics card and when I try installing the AMD Radeon Crimson or the CCC, it shows me that no AMD installation was found. Also Windows Update keeps downgrading the driver to version 15.301. I understand that 15.301 is the compatible version of the driver with Windows 10 but it reduces the performance of the PC significantly. Like I mentioned before, the PC used to boot in 3 minutes but now it takes nearly 1/6th of that time. Is really necessary to have the AMD Radeon Crimson or CCC? How can I upgrade from 15.301 to a higher version of the driver such that the boot time and performance is not compromised? Currently I have hid the driver update from the Windows Update using the official Microsoft Software.