Originally posted by: stumped Generally, that is caused by a anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-fill-in-the-blank. All should be disabled when trying to install anything. Do not use the 'auto-detect and install' thing..it's for dummies. Installing through device manager is a good/valid way to install...what do you mean by 'force closes'?
Actually, no anti-virus. Or so to say, Microsoft Security Essentials. Can't believe this piece of software may be causing this lot of trouble, but I'll try disabling it. Yeah, I do also share the thought that auto-detect drivers are for dummies, and I didn't use it in first place, but as the installer got stuck on "Detecting Graphics Hardware", I've tried every way to see if the hardware was visible or not (and it is visible).
Installing through Device Manager renders CCC unusable, as it "force-closes", as I said, and some essential features, like marking certain piece of software to use the "high performance GPU", unusable.
And sorry about that, it's some wording I've learned to use by tinkering with smartphones. "Force-closing" is crashing, like in "CCC has stopped working. (A problem has caused... bla bla bla)"
I've read in other forums that updating the Intel driver first would fix this issue, and it did not fix it, unfortunately. I've tried every method of updating the Intel driver -- successfully actually -- but it doesn't seem to affect the AMD Driver installation. It still get stuck on Detecting Graphics Hardware (but the manufacturer, very outdated one doesn't). A shame, really. I'm still trying and losing way too much time on this.
Okay, so I've read something in your edited post that caught my eye
Laptops with 'switchable' graphics must use manufacturer supplied drivers.
This is a 'switchable' graphics. Like, automatic or something. I can't use the AMD one directly, it seems to be just a lone processor that does the heavy work for the Intel HD4000 and just pass the result for it to display. (Or this is what I understood by reading around the internets).
There are no switch buttons, no BIOS setting regarding this, there are no options on CCC to enable only the Radeon GPU (it says "High Performance mode" or "Battery Saving mode" or something along those lines).
This means I cannot update this way? I'm stuck with jurassic drivers?
How screwed am I? Btw those drivers being installed aren't AMD official one, but one called UnifL. You might have heard of it, it is supposed to be a special version designed by a dedicated user to be compatible with Intel + AMD laptops with switchable graphics.
Well, seems like my laptop is way too speshal for him. It's there since 2:52 hours ago
in an completely unrelated event, the forum posting is messed up. Why is my post ahead of yours?
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