Below I have pasted in the advice provided by Vrikant Yadav (support engineer at Microsoft) thatb appeared on their answers.microsoft.com web page as an answer to my question about Windows 8 and AMD engine control center. Credits to Vrikant.
If the issue still persists, install the drivers in compatibility mode:
Steps to download the drivers in compatibility mode:
1. Place the driver installation file on the Desktop.
2. Right Click on the driver installation file and
3. Select the Compatibility Tab.
4. Click Apply or OK.
5. Right Click on the file and select the Run as Administrator option to install.