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Recently, my computer has been uninstalling its current graphics driver and replacing it with that of a different type of graphics card. It goes from AMD Catalyst version 15.7.1 to an AMD Radeon driver (I don't know exactly which as it wont open due to me having the wrong type of hardware for it).

At the moment, I am uninstalling the graphics driver with this program then running the AMD Autodetect program, and installing the driver it recommends. However this seems only to be a temporary fix, because it has usually uninstalled the Catalyst driver and replaced it with the Radeon one by the end of the next day (I have reinstalled the driver 5 times this week already).

On this question from a few months ago, I was told to use the Catalyst driver for the graphics, when in had a problem with OpenGL not working.

Computer Specs:

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 bit

Processor: Quad core AMD A8-5557M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.10 GHz

RAM: 8.00GB (7.19GB Usable)

Display Adapters: AMD Radeon HD 8550G, AMD Radeon R9 M275X


Thanks in advance for any help.

marked as duplicate by magicandre1981 windows-10 Dec 23 '16 at 12:52

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  • See superuser.com/a/986799/117590 – Bob Dec 23 '16 at 12:20
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    Catalyst is no longer supported & 15.7.1 is over a year old. Latest AMD drivers are Crimson - currently support.amd.com/en-us/download/mobile?os=Windows%2010%20-%2064 – Tetsujin Dec 23 '16 at 12:22
  • @Tetsujin If Crimson is the correct driver, then why is my computer 'defaulting' to Radeon, and being recommended Catalyst by AMD? – sonrad10 Dec 23 '16 at 12:31
  • @Bob I'll look into the answer posted on that question – sonrad10 Dec 23 '16 at 12:31
  • Radeon is the generic name for almost all recent ATI/AMD cards, it's not the name of the driver. – Tetsujin Dec 23 '16 at 12:34