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[GUIDE]How to install Old ATI Radeon Cards on Windows 8/8.1/10

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UPDATE 02/08/2015
Thanks to @comhon for testing,this guide will work even for Windows 10

Lets Begin

REQUIREMENTS
Windows 8/8.1/10
One of those video cards:
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ATI Radeon 9500 Series
ATI Radeon 9550 Series
ATI Radeon 9600 Series
ATI Radeon 9700 Series
ATI Radeon 9800 Series
ATI Radeon X300 Series
ATI Radeon X550 Series
ATI Radeon X600 Series
ATI Radeon X700 Series
ATI Radeon X800 Series
ATI Radeon X850 Series
ATI Radeon X1050 Series
ATI Radeon X1300 Series
ATI Radeon X1550 Series
ATI Radeon X1600 Series
ATI Radeon X1650 Series
ATI Radeon X1800 Series
ATI Radeon X1900 Series
ATI Radeon Xpress Series
ATI Radeon X1200 Series
ATI Radeon X1250 Series
ATI Radeon X2100 Series

Drivers you can use :

If you meet all requirements Let's Begin

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1.Download ATI Drivers from here:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...w_vista32.aspx

2.Run Them,if Compatibility Check says "Cannot check compatibility" Just click on "more button" and Run Anyway

3.Let Installer extract drivers,after that close the installer


4.Right Click on Computer-->Manage

5.Search for VGA Controller/Card/generic VGA Adapter

6.right click on the device-->Update Drivers

7.Choose "Browse My computer for Drivers"


8.Select C:/ATI (Please Note:If you have other letter,it doesn't change nothing,just select ATI Folder on your HDD Root)

9.Wait while it install Drivers

10.Enjoy Windows 8/8.1/10,Lot Fast,Lot Smooth

Hope this help,if you have any question or problem just reply
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6th April 2012, 10:14 PM |#2  
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Installed in compatibility with windows 7 but i have a lot of BSOD. What can i do or when will the guys from AMD will go out with new drivers???
10th April 2012, 06:41 PM |#3  
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Installed in compatibility with windows 7 but i have a lot of BSOD. What can i do or when will the guys from AMD will go out with new drivers???

For BSOD: Maybe a driver conflict,Have you tried doing a fresh install of Windows 8 and then follow this guide?

remember that Windows 8 is still a preview
2nd May 2012, 12:27 AM |#4  
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How can I install a Radeon 9250 PCI ATI card in Windows 8?

ATI Has a Windows 7 32-bit driver for this card but upgrading Windows 7 32-bit to Win8 and I get the crummy MS Basic Display Adapter driver.

If I try to do a have disk, it will list the Radeon 9250 along with the MS Basic Display Adapter as drivers compatible with the Authenticode(tm) signature, but if I select the RADEON 9250. I get the dreaded Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device.

The driver selected for this device does not support this version of Windows.


Clearly there must be a simple solution around this that will allow me to force Windows 8 to use the Windows 7 driver. Is there?
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Sorry for long time reply :P,btw this guide forces Win 8 to use Win7 Drivers,if you want you can try the Radeon HD Method with those drivers

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30th August 2012, 09:52 PM |#6  
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Thanks! Works well on my old dell 1501
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Hi!Finally i discovered how to install ATI Old Cards in Windows 8!Even if it is not recognizing your Graphic Card

Lets Begin

REQUIREMENTS
Windows 8 OS
One of those video cards:

Internet connection(not needed if you download drivers from another device/PC)

If you meet all requirements Let's Begin



Hope this help,if you have any question or problem just reply


i Will upload screenshots later! :P

does NOT work with my ATI Radeon x1300

Regardless of how the drivers are installed it will always tell you that the driver is not designed for this version of windows and will default back to the generic windows display drivers.

I am using windows 8 Pro build 9200
Dell Inspiron E1505
Ati Radeon X1300

I can NOT stand this 1024X768

Use http://www2.ati.com/drivers/12-8_vis..._32_dd_ccc.exe

the win 7 version worked for my Win 8
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thank you so much!! it worked like a charm
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Vista and Win7 supported the old XP Display Driver Model (XDM), in addition to the new Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Win8 drops the legacy support for XDM and mandates WDDM. It might not even support WDDM 1.0; I'm not sure. If you were able to get Aero working on Win7, you *should* be able to use the hardware drivers on Win8 as well, unless it was a WDDM1.0 card, in which case you may be out of luck. I don't believe any WDDM drivers were ever released for a Radeon card below the 9500, so a 9250 will definitely not work (sorry @the_game_master). Honestly though, that's a low-end card from somewhere in the vicinity of 9 years ago. You could get a newer card that will be supported in Win8 and will kick you old 9250's ass up one side and down the other for like $30.
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What can i do or when will the guys from AMD will go out with new drivers???

If you have one of those cards listed up there there won't be any new ones they are legacy cards, they don't support them anymore, they don't even have proper Windows 7 drivers. You should probably think of a new graphics card or a new computer (this is probably better than keeping an old system alive with some new components) instead if you want things to work properly.
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5.Search for VGA Controller/Card/generic VGA Adapter

I can't find this one, I only have the Microsoft basic display adapter in device manager. Any suggestions? I have a AMD Radeon Xpress x1250 integrated videocard on my MSI K9AG Neo2 Digital mainboard .
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