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How easy /hard to install update driver?

by Airmiles / January 22, 2008 9:39 PM PST

I have just bought the game Half Life 2. It has detected that my driver is outdated and that I need the newer version. I have downloaded the newer version but am not quite sure how to go about installing it. I have read somewhere on the ATI website that I first need to unistall the old driver, but am a little worried about this. I have never done something like this before and I have been told if you do something wrong, you whole pc could end up not working properly. Please can someone help me.


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Re: installing driver
by Kees Bakker / January 22, 2008 9:44 PM PST

No need to delete the old one.

What you need to do exactly depends on what you downloaded exactly. It could be a zip file containing other files, that you should first unzip (it makes sense to make a new folder to unzip it to). And after that, it depends on what you get. Or it could be an exe file that you should run. So I can't tell without you telling more about that.


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by Airmiles / January 22, 2008 9:54 PM PST
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I have Windows XP Media Center Edition. I have just bought a new game called Half Life 2. This game says that for the game to run properly I need to install the latest driver for my pc. My driver is the radeon x600 series. ATI Control Panel Version 6.14 and the ATI Display Driver is version 8.162. Anyhow the game says I require the latest version which is Catalyst Software Suite. I have downloaded this file. It is not a zip file. The website of AMD from which catalyst softare is from says I must first uninstall the old ATI software.

When I bougth this game I had no idea this was all involved, I just want to play my new game.

Please help.

P.S.: Are you Dutch?

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Re: installing driver.
by Kees Bakker / January 23, 2008 3:53 AM PST
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Better tell exactly what you downloaded and from where (so I can download it myself if needed). My sons PC happens to have a radeon x600, so I might even try it.

And, yes, I'm Dutch. But in this forum we communicate in English.


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by Airmiles / January 23, 2008 4:31 AM PST
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Above that first option ...
by Kees Bakker / January 23, 2008 5:33 AM PST
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is a link to installation instructions. Did you already follow that link? Read everything to the end before doing anything. It seems very detailed and understandable to me.

Hope this helps.


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Installing driver
by Airmiles / January 22, 2008 10:12 PM PST
In reply to: Re: installing driver

Kan je me aub helpen. For the English folk this means... can you help me please..

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