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 How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers For A Windows® Based System

Article Number: GPU-507

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This article provides instructions on how to install AMD's Catalyst™ Software Suite (Catalyst Driver) for AMD Radeon™ graphics products on a Microsoft Windows® based system. 


The following examples are reasons to consider installing (or reinstalling) a graphics driver: 

  • To perform a clean insta​ll of the AMD Catalyst Driver to resolve display issues, performance issues, or error messages that may be related to missing/corrupt files associated with the software (e.g. 'MOM.Implementation', 'no compatible hardware found', or 'display driver is not compatible.')​​

  • A graphics card hardware upgrade requires a later version of the AMD Catalyst Driver to ensure compatibility and proper functionality.

  • A later version of the AMD Catalyst Driver is required to take advantage of new features or updates.

  • The AMD Catalyst Driver is required on a new system build with a clean install of the operating system.

 

How-To Obtain The Latest AMD Catalyst™ Driver​​
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Use the AMD Driver Autodetect Utility to detect your AMD Radeon™ graphics card, and Windows® operating system.  If there is a new driver, the tool will download it. 

  • ​Refer to KB article: GPU-131 for instructions on how to use the AMD Driver Autodetect Utility.​

If the AMD Driver Autodetect Utility is unable to identify the graphics card or operating system, a manual download may be required.

 
  • Refer to KB article: GPU-56 for instructions on how to manually locate the current AMD Catalyst Driver.

 

Meeting System Requirements For AMD's Catalyst™ Driver


Refer to the Release Notes of the AMD Catalyst Driver that is being downloaded for detailed information about the system requirements.  Release notes are provided from a link on the Catalyst Driver's download page.  System requirements may vary depending on the Windows operating system installed.

 

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Choose the instructions for the operating system installed:

 

How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers In A Windows® 8 Based System

  1. Close all opened applications including any live monitoring anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst Driver.

  2. When the downloaded installation file is run, a security prompt will appear.  Click Run to start the installation process.

    1. NOTE! The Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt may appear asking, "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?"  Select Yes to continue with the installation.

  3. The Catalyst: Installation Folder window will open allowing the user to select the folder to which the installation files will be saved. Click, Install.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends using the default location to prevent issues that may occur during installation from files that cannot be found, or are missing

  4. The installation files will be extracted, and saved to the specified location.

  5. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager window will open allowing the user to select the preferred language.  Choose the preferred language and click, Next.

  6. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to install or uninstall.  Choose, Install.

  7. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to complete an Express or Custom installation.  Choose Express, and Click, Next.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends an Express installation to ensure all files required for the full functionality of AMD Radeon graphics products are installed. 

  8. The End User License Agreement will appear.  Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept if you agree to the terms and conditions.

  9. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will analyze the system, and install the required files.

  10. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will confirm when the installation is complete.  Click, Finish.

  11. When prompted, click Yes to restart the system and complete the installation process.

    1. NOTE! A system restart is required to complete the installation process.

 

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​How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers In A Windows® 7 Based System

  1. Close all opened applications including any live monitoring anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst Driver.

  2. When the downloaded installation file is run, a security prompt will appear.  Click Run to start the installation process.

    1. NOTE! The Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt may appear asking, "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?"  Select Yes to continue with the installation.

  3. The Catalyst: Installation Folder window will open allowing the user to select the folder to which the installation files will be saved. Click, Install.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends using the default location to prevent issues that may occur during installation from files that cannot be found, or are missing. 

  4. The installation files will be extracted, and saved to the specified location.

  5. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager window will open allowing the user to select the preferred language.  Choose the preferred language and click, Next.

  6. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to install or uninstall.  Choose, Install.

  7. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to complete an Express or Custom installation.  Choose Express, and Click, Next.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends an Express installation to ensure all files required for the full functionality of AMD Radeon graphics products are installed.

  8. The End User License Agreement will appear.  Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept if you agree to the terms and conditions.

  9. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will analyze the system, and install the required files.

  10. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will confirm when the installation is complete.  Click, Finish.

  11. When prompted, click Yes to restart the system and complete the installation process.

    1. NOTE! A system restart is required to complete the installation process.

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How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers In A Windows® VISTA Based System

  1. Close all opened applications including any live monitoring anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst Driver.

  2. When the downloaded installation file is run, a security prompt will appear.  Click Run to start the installation process.

    1. NOTE! The Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompt may appear asking, "Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?"  Select Yes to continue with the installation.

  3. The Catalyst: Installation Folder window will open allowing the user to select the folder to which the installation files will be saved. Click, Install.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends using the default location to prevent issues that may occur during installation from files that cannot be found, or are missing.

  4. The installation files will be extracted, and saved to the specified location.

  5. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager window will open allowing the user to select the preferred language.  Choose the preferred language and click, Next.

  6. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to install or uninstall.  Choose, Install.

  7. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to complete an Express or Custom installation.  Choose Express, and Click, Next.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends an Express installation to ensure all files required for the full functionality of AMD Radeon graphics products are installed.

  8. The End User License Agreement will appear.  Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept if you agree to the terms and conditions.

  9. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will analyze the system, and install the required files.

  10. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will confirm when the installation is complete.  Click, Finish.

  11. When prompted, click Yes to restart the system and complete the installation process.

    1. NOTE! A system restart is required to complete the installation process.


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How-To Install AMD Catalyst™ Drivers In A Windows® XP/Windows 2000 Based System

  1. Close all opened applications including any live monitoring anti-virus, firewall, remote-access, or webcam software before attempting to install the AMD Catalyst Driver.

  2. When the downloaded installation file is run, a security prompt will appear.  Click Run to start the installation process.

  3. A Catalyst: Installation Folder window will open allowing the user to select the folder to which the installation files will be saved. Click, Install.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends using the default location to prevent issues that may occur during installation from files that cannot be found, or are missing.

  4. The installation files will be extracted, and saved to the specified location.

  5. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager window will open allowing the user to select the preferred language.  Choose the preferred language and click, Next.

  6. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to install or uninstall.  Choose, Install.

  7. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will provide a choice to complete an Express or Custom installation.  Choose Express, and Click, Next.

    1. NOTE! AMD recommends an Express installation to ensure all files required for the full functionality of AMD Radeon graphics products are installed.

  8. The End User License Agreement will appear.  Read the End User License Agreement and click Accept if you agree to the terms and conditions.

  9. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will analyze the system, and install the required files.

  10. The AMD - Catalyst Install Manager will confirm when the installation is complete.  Click, Finish.

  11. When prompted, Click Yes to restart the system and complete the installation process.

    1. NOTE! A system restart is required to complete the installation process.


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System Requirements:

  • Windows® 8 (32 & 64-bit)

  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)

  • Windows Vista (32 & 64-bit)

  • Windows XP/2000 (32 & 64-bit)

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AMD Product Compatibility:

  • AMD Radeon™ Series products

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