If you have an AMD graphics card, then you need the AMD Catalyst Control Center which is a part of the AMD Catalyst software engine that provides customization options to manage display settings. Reportedly, this component or control panel is missing for some PC users on their Windows computers. This post is intended to help in resolving this issue.
Below we have listed the common causes for this issue based on user reports.
- Faulty or outdated graphics drivers
- Corrupt AMD application installation files
- Multiple AMD background processes
- Outdated .NET Framework and DirectX
AMD Catalyst Control Center is missing
The AMD Catalyst Control Center communicates with your graphics card and provides tweaking options. If it is missing on your Windows computer, the suggestions we have presented below should help you resolve the issue on your system.
- Update .NET Framework and DirectX
- Update or Reinstall the AMD graphics driver
- Install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite for AMD Radeon graphics
Before you begin, ensure that your Windows is updated to the latest version on your system. This implies applying all critical, recommended, and optional updates available.
1] Update .NET Framework and DirectX
These software are vital for almost any app you have installed on your computer and AMD Catalyst Control Center is no exception. So, make sure you install/update to the latest versions of both of these system components via the links below and see if that helps solve your problem.
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2] Update or Reinstall the AMD graphics driver
This solution requires you to update the AMD graphics driver on your system using any of the following methods.
- Download the latest version of the driver from the official AMD graphics hardware website.
- Use AMD Driver Autodetect to update AMD drivers.
- Manually update the graphics driver via Device Manager if you have already downloaded the .inf or .sys file for the driver.
- Update the driver via Command Prompt.
- Get the driver updates on the Optional Updates section in Windows Update.
- Automatically update your drivers using any free Driver Update Software.
If updating the driver does not resolve the issue, then you need to boot your system into Safe Mode and use the Display Driver Uninstaller utility to clean uninstall your AMD graphics driver. Once done, reboot your system to normal mode and install the latest graphics driver version available at the AMD graphics hardware website.
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4] Install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite for AMD Radeon graphics
This applies if you previously have not installed the AMD Catalyst Control Center on your Windows 11/10 computer, or if the suggestions above didn’t resolve the issue. Generally, you may have to consider installing (or reinstalling) a graphics driver due to the following reasons:
- The AMD Catalyst Driver is required on a new system build with a clean install of the operating system.
- To perform a clean install 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.
When installing the AMD Catalyst Driver for the Windows operating system, the user must be logged on as an Administrator, or have administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Catalyst Driver.
To obtain the latest AMD Catalyst Driver, you can visit amd.com here or 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.
I hope this post helps you.
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How do I get AMD Catalyst Control Center?
If you want to install or the AMD Catalyst Control Center is missing on your Windows 11/10 computer, then the suggestions we have provided in this post are sure to help you restore this proprietary graphics control panel on your system. To access the software on your system, simply right-click on a space on the desktop and click on AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC) on the context menu.
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Is AMD Catalyst still being used?
Catalyst Control Center was discontinued or rather replaced by Radeon Software, a new driver and video settings system. So, AMD Catalyst Control Center is an old version of AMD’s GPU control software and drivers. If you have an AMD GPU you can update to the newer version (Adrenalin) which might not be compatible with some GPUs.