I'm having similar issues with the last release. The one that came with the video card works fine.
After I update I can't even get the CCC to load, it doesn' even appear in the system try.
When I start it manually it says:"AMD Catalyst control center cannot be started. There are currently no settings that cn be configured using amd catalyst comntrol center."
Am figuring it's a windows 8 thing as the one one the disk works fine in 7.
Funny thing, I am running windows 7, so this is a "hick up" with the sys. tray no loading in and the cards not spooling up, until I "right click" my menu in windows and "click" the CCC from that, then everything comes alive.
My current (Typhoon) rig; MSI 990fxa-GD-65, AMD FX (4 x 4.2Ghz), (2) XFX HD7970 XOC @ Xfire, 16Gigs Corsar 1600Mhz FBS RAM, Recon 3D SB, 1200w Thermaltake PS, 500 Gig x 1 Tera SATA HD's, 26" ASUS Widescreen, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate