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    News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    No use hanging around. Just hours after Windows 7 RTM'd, AMD has issued supporting ATI Catalyst graphics drivers.
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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Still showing 9.6 for me...

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    According to their twitter 18 hours ago:

    Catalyst 9.7 for Vista and Win 7 are out now somewhere on game.amd.com ;-) Full updates coming tomorrow for XP and driver selector pages

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    It says 9.6 in the header page but as you expand things you see 9.7 (odd but that's what it was doing this morning)



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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Looks like I picked the right time to install Win7 (this week! )

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Well that's just royally screwed my Windows 7 installation, thanks ATI. I wish they provided some sort of clean-up tool, now I'm going to have to do it all manually

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Why, what happened?

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    The installer hung after I'd selected what I wanted to install and I got asked to "try again with recommended settings", which I did - it also hung. I can run it and get as far as the page where you choose to install or uninstall, but whichever one I choose I get the same thing - "failed to install, try again with recommended settings".

    I've tried running the installer for the previous version - 9-6, which is what I had installed before - to see whether it can remove things but it gives the same error. So now I'm stuck with a broken 9-6 install that can't be removed or updated.

    I don't seem to have any system restore points, maybe because I dual-boot with XP. As a last resort I foolishly tried to use a driver cleaner from Guru3D but that's just made things worse as it's left me with an even-more-partial install which can't be updated/removed

    This was all on a fairly vanilla Win 7 RC setup. It only has FireFox, Thunderbird, Catalyst and a few drivers.

    On the plus side it's all going to be wiped soon when I get the RTM version but I'm still miffed at how badly it's borked things.

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    You could try removing it manually - even if you miss a few reg entries/files they will be replaced by a fresh install anyway. Go delete C:\ATI, C:\Program Files\ATI + ATI Technologies, Program files (x86)\ATI Technologies. And go to regedit and delete HKLM\Software\ATI and ATI Technologies. That should be enough to allow for a fresh install. Like I said it doesn't really matter if some reg keys remain as they will be replaced by the installer.
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks for your help Watercooled, I was able to delete the files you listed but sadly I still can't get the drivers to install. Once I click the 'install' button the app just vanishes and my event log gets another entry saying that 'InstallManagerApp.exe' has failed. I tried just installing the drivers rather than the full suite but that failed in the same way.

    If this wasn't the last two weeks of me using the RC version of Windows 7 I'd persevere but I think I'll just curse ATI and give up. Looks like it's Windows XP only until I can download the final version from MSDN.

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Hmm that's strange. You could try deleting more ATI related reg entries but I wouldn't bother if you're reformatting soon anyway.

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    No major install problems here (but the driver will not work properly until you reboot - annoying as you're not prompted for it [Windows 7]). However, the performance of crossfire is actually significantly lower in this driver than its predecessor, contrary to the release documentation. Windows 7 also has no support for crossfire (both internal and over bridge) with a second monitor attached. I don't recall this being the case in 9.6 for 7 or Vista.

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Well my apologies to ATI, it appears it's not their fault after all. Turns out it was the Visual Studio 2010 beta which I'd forgotten I'd installed

    I spotted something in the Action Centre saying Visual Studio had crashed 8 times, which led me to a message saying some apps could crash after you install VS2010 and took me to a hotfix from Microsoft. I installed that and bingo, I can now install the ATI drivers.

    Lucky I gave it one last try!

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    Re: News - ATI Catalyst 9.7 drivers now available, WHQL-certified for Windows 7 RTM

    Yeah it installed fine for me and I noticed there's a new installer UI.

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