Updating ati graphics driver
By following these easy instructions you will learn how to update the driver to fix any bugs and/or to obtain the best gaming experience possible with your specific card.
Download and Run GPU-Z to Identify Your Graphics Card.
Windows will then try to download the drivers again from Windows Update after about about 5-10 seconds, or you can force a driver update.
Steve seems to be right in that Microsoft pulled these bad July 2017 drivers from the site.
There is a mod floating around for people who cant install on win8.1 such as the individual above.
EDIT: POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR SOME WHO HAVE A CARD ON THE LIST HERE: a look here if you have an AMD/ATI graphics card/chip if you intend to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04: EDIT: POSSIBLE SOLUTION FOR SOME WHO HAVE AN AMD CARD ON THE LIST HERE: and foremost, Intel drivers are auto installed and there is no reason to start to try installing any drivers for Intel graphics cards as the best drivers are already installed! The following is for Nvidia and AMD (ATI) graphics card owners. You can easily check your GPU by opening a terminal (Ctrl Alt t) and typing: which will tell you exactly what make and model of GPU you have on your PC.
I haven't had to use the CAB file from the Microsoft Update site (yet...) nor have I had to hide any updates with Microsoft's tool.
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To install or remove packages, press "Ctrl Alt F2 " which will take you to a semi graphical desktop, use your normal login name (username) and type your password (doesn't show in the window or give any indication that it is being noted! Enter your username followed by your password and then type your command(s) (the following are only meant as an example! Installation: I cannot really comment much further on AMD/ATI drivers as I don't have a card on either of my PC'S! Maybe someone with one can add more valuable info for this thread! Just for anyone who cares, I installed the drivers for my Nvidia 980ti by downloading the driver from Nvidia and then installing, using terminal in root, with sh. sh --no-x-check The --no-x-check is necessary since you cannot install while X server is running (the gui).
This package provides 2D display drivers and hardware accelerated Open GL for X11. ) The Radeon driver does have 3D support providing your GPU shows as supported in the list on the following page, double check it!
: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Radeon Driver Okay, I installed the wrong driver and now I can't boot/my graphics are shot!
This document describes how to install an updated version of the graphics driver on a computer that runs Windows XP.
The graphics driver is system software that controls a computer's graphics card (sometimes called a video card or GPU).