When I installed Windows 8 one of biggest challenges I faced is to get my ATI display drivers to work. Sure, the generic display got installed but none of the ATI CC features worked specially the pictures weren’t sharp and crisp like it used to be on Windows 7. When I connect my LED TV using HDMI cable the resolution was totally messed up. I spent hours and finally got it to work.
One of the major challenges that Laptop users face is that sometimes the generic drivers won’t really work. So we have to get the older driver to work and need to get the ATI Control Center to work as well.
So the first thing I did was remove the generic drivers.
I used the Uninstall function to remove the drivers completely. But one of the features of Windows is that it will scan and automatically reinstall the drivers. So I had to delete them. I downloaded Driver Sweeper to remove the left over files. Follow this guide it’s for Windows 7, which works on Windows 8 as well.
Once you remove all the left-over files, clear the temp files and reboot the system. Now download the appropriate drivers compatible with Windows 7 (Laptop users may download it from manufacture’s website). Once you download them, you need to open the setup file compatible with Windows 7. To load the program under Windows 7 compatibility mode, right-click on setup.exe and click on Troubleshoot Compatibility. Follow the wizard and you’ll reach this screen.
Select Window 7 and click next and select “Start the Program” now the setup Windows launch under Windows 7 compatibility mode and install it. You should have a fully functional ATI driver with ATI CC.
You could also download and install the ATI Test drivers for Windows 8 release preview after that.
Hope this guide helps you.