After wiping my Sony Vaio to single-boot Linux, I decided to reinstall Windows 7 for a dual boot set-up. So it was done manually and therefore not via the recovery partition, which was wiped when I formatted the HDD.
The problem is, even though I now have Catalyst installed, the look and feel is of Linux before you install the proprietary drivers. Clearly something is not quite right. Fonts also look terrible regardless of how much I play with cleartype settings. On the internet, they are ok as long as I am not too close. However, in Word for example text is blocky and ugly, particularly in the font dropdown menu. The look is a bit like you get in the same menu in Wine on Linux.
There is no EDID tick box and no color temperature setting (see screenshot) where there should be one and the noise of the fan is much greater than my current Linux setup.
The graphics adapter is ATI/AMD HD5400 "Manhattan". The Vaio is an E-series and 2 years old this month.
What can I do? Where am I going wrong?