Topic Title: Amd_catalyst_12.6_legacy_win8 makes video playing and microphone stop working in Metro applications
Topic Summary: Legacy Windows8 Metro video microphone
Created On: 10/19/2012 11:17 AM
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 10/19/2012 11:17 AM
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Graphics Card: HD4250

Diver version currently used: amd_catalyst_12.6_legacy_win8.exe

Diver version tested previously: the stock driver comes with Windows 8

Operating System: Windows 8 X64

Issue Details:

Since I upgraded the video driver from the stock one to this version for HD4250 on my ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO, all video related functions in Metro applications have stopped working. For example, Microsoft’s Camera and Video refuse to start playing. Also some applications cannot get access to the microphone. No issue with desktop applications so far.

Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-M EVO

Applications: Microsoft’s Camera and Video refuse to start playing.

CPU Details: AMD Althon X2 210E

Motherboard BIOS Version: ASUS 1704 or 1801, whatever

System Memory Type & Amount: Kingston DDR3 1333 2G *2

 10/23/2012 07:12 AM
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I have this problem too on HD4890 desktop and Mobility HD4570 in notebook. Same problem exist when I installed 12.6 windows 7 drivers in windows 8. So this legacy drivers are nothing more like not good suited windows 7 drivers  to windows 8. Please AMD fix it.

 10/23/2012 01:54 PM
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I have the same problem too. Trying to figure out this for days. This problem causes Netflix Windows 8 app not to work too.


If this driver is installed Video app just keeps loading...loading...loading. Netflix App gets stuck to 97%

If using the original driver that comes with Windows 8, Video app and Netflix App both work perfectly. But when using original driver there is no gaming support.


AMD please could you give us a fix for this?


Thank you!

 10/23/2012 05:43 PM
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Might I suggest that you three read the link below and do the needful:

Reproducible issues can be reported here.

As this is a P2P forum (i.e. a user forum) you will not receive direct support for your issue and the users here, like you, are unable to write code that will fix the driver package in question. The only way AMD will know there is an issue is if you go to the link provided in the thread above and report it.

Thanks in advance!


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