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06-29-2012 10:27 PM - edited 06-29-2012 10:27 PM
Control panel, hardare, device manager, right click the device and uninstall. Reboot and windows will detect new hardware and install the appropriate driver for your graphics card either from windows update(If you have installed them)or from online. Make sure you are connected to the internet! Done!
Installing a video driver for a notebook from Windows update is not such a great idea. There is a great difference between a notebook and a desktop PC. What you suggested works well with a desktop, but not with a notebook PC. Notebook manufacturers drivers give better results than the chipset/gpu makers own drivers. Try it yourself by downloading ATI drivers from AMD/ATI and installing them in your notebook PCs OS and then playing a game. The results can be as severe as a black screen. Using AMD/ATI Catalyst Control Center is something different. Catylyst Control Center is not a driver, it is a utility that uses the driver's capabilities.
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07-03-2012 07:51 PM - edited 07-03-2012 07:53 PM
Notebook manufacturers drivers give better results than the chipset/gpu makers own drivers.
You have to be kidding...that couldbe true if HP actually provide us with fresh drivers... The drivers for my 6970m are from almost 1.5 years ago and they are so buggy they are practically worthless when I use GPU processing; HP is so **bleep** lazy and uncaring about their harware and software stability with their laptops it is a joke.
Every company makes mistakes but what sets a good one from the bad is wether they are honest enough to admit their mistakes and willing to fix them- definitely not HP in this case: apparently their main technical compitability and stability director is Baghdad Bob "Everything is fine, nothing is broken" .
This is not the first debacle that HP had with their switchable graphics notebooks... it has happened numerous times before so there should be no excuse for this happening nor for HPs' denial of the problem.