10-14-2013 05:51 PM
Yet another downgrading issue! I bought a Toshiba satellite l75d-a7283 from staples a couple months ago and immediately downgraded the computer to Windows 7.. For the most part it was problem free except for the video drivers.. The computer has an A4 vision with an integrated radeon HD so I used the drivers from the Toshiba site and they acted like they installed but windows still lists the monitor as a "generic plug in play device" and when I try launching the catalyst control center it says there is no devices for it to manage. It is pretty apparent just from how slow windows move around that there is no hardware acceleration going on. I also tried using AMDs driver finder app and that returned nothing(from what I've read that is normal though since it is a toshiba specific driver). Reinstallation also didn't change anything.
Anyone have any experience with this? Any help would be much appreciated. Please and thanks!
10-18-2013 03:10 AM
You will have to see if you can find any laptops with your specs, I spent some time checking around here and in the Europe models and could only find models with Intel, not AMD that you need. Good luck and Dont give up!
10-20-2013 12:30 AM - edited 10-20-2013 12:37 AM
here you go:
The lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145 uses the same AMD core components (AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (A4-5000 APU)
driver is written for AMD Graphic Device Software for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) -
it installed for me and device manager changed from standard VGA to the correct AMD Radeon HD 8330
hope this helps others who wish to downgrade from winblows8
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