How to Install Radeon™ Software on a Windows® Based System

Article Number: GPU-628

This article provides instructions on how to install Radeon™ Software on a Windows® based system.  The content of this article is organized into the following sections:

    • System Requirements
    • Downloading Radeon Software
    • Installing Radeon Software

System Requirements

For information about the system requirements please refer to the Radeon Software release notes posted on the driver download page.  System requirements may vary depending on the version of Windows® operating system installed.

Downloading Radeon Software

Radeon Software is available at AMD Drivers + Download Center.  The site provides two options to locate and download the latest version of the Radeon Software:

  1. Automatically Detect and Install Your Driver:  Run the AMD Driver Autodetect Tool to detect your Radeon™ graphics product and Windows® operating system.  If your graphics card and Windows® version are compatible with Radeon Software, the tool will provide the option to download it.
  2. Manually Select Your Driver:  Use drop-down menus to select a version of the Radeon Software that is compatible with your Radeon™ graphics product and operating system.

 

Installing Radeon Software

Ensure that any existing AMD graphics driver on the system is removed before installing a new driver package.  Performing this step first prevents potential file conflicts which may corrupt the installation of new drivers.

For instructions on how to uninstall AMD graphics drivers please refer to KB article: How to Uninstall Radeon Software from a Windows Based System

Note: Close all opened applications including anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting the install process.

Once the Radeon Software package has been downloaded, run the executable file to begin the installation.

The End User License Agreement will be presented at the start.  Click on Accept and Install to move on to the next stage of installation or click on X to stop the installation and exit back to the Desktop.

After clicking on Accept and Install the installer should automatically detect your AMD graphics product.

After successful detection, the options for Express Install or Custom Install will be made available.

Express Install will install all core components in the default folder location, C:\Program Files\AMD\.

Custom Install provides the option to select individual components and the folder for installation, as shown in the screenshot below. 

Note: It is recommended to use the default destination folder for installation.

If another version of Radeon Software is installed and detected during setup, a Clean Install option will be available on the Custom Install screen, as shown in the screenshot below.

Clean Install removes all prior versions of AMD graphics driver from the system.  This prevents rolling back to a previously installed driver version (via Device Manager) but can resolve most corrupt driver installation problems.

Note:  Since the system will be forced to reboot as part of clean installation, save any unsaved work before proceeding. 

The software and driver installation will begin after clicking on Express Install, or Install/Clean Install within the Custom Install screen.

Once the driver installation is complete, an option to install Radeon™ ReLive will be available.  For more information about installing Radeon ReLive please refer to KB: How to Install and Enable Radeon ReLive

Once Radeon Software has been successfully installed, choose Restart Now.

Note: A system restart is required to complete the installation process.  Before restarting please save and exit out of any open applications.


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