So, here is my problem. I have an AMD HD 3600 card in my desktop and I wanted to install the official display driver from AMD (version 13.1 stable, or 13.4 beta, both had the same results). The drivers are the x64 version, just like my OS.
I followed the installation and everything appeared to be ok other than a warning when the installation gave a completion error. In all repetitions the install manager can install everything other than the actual display driver which always fails.
This occurred multiple times, even though I had the install manager remove everything from AMD, including itself, always followed by cleaning up via the often recommended Driver Sweeper.
Upon further inspection I realized, through the device manager, that Windows has a weird tendency to try and install the MS WDDM drivers for my GPU. While reading various sources, including this question I tried uninstalling+deleting those, again through the device manager. Doing so resulted in the card and the "Display Adapters" group disappearing from the dev. manager and the resolution becoming significantly lower.
(I should mention that if I attempt to install the AMD display drivers at this point,no matter the previous status of the AMD software, the Display Driver entry simply does not appear in the installer, only the rest of the stuff included in the package.)
Following a reboot the group is there again but instead there is only the "Microsoft basic display card" element. At this point the system is heavily slowed down and within a few minutes the screen flickers as the OS has reinstalled the aforementioned WDDM drivers, getting me back to square one.
Is there a way for me fix this issue?