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No working windows8 driver

After Windows 8 upgrade, the external monitor, connected via HDMI does not work. There seems to be no working driver for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 which is present in the computer. A compatibility test available at AMD says that the new drivers are not compatible with my system. The driver downloadable at Acer does not work either. Any ideas?

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  • alfred459
    alfred459 Nov 05, 2012

    Haha! So you suggest that I write my own driver. As I am not a programmer, this sounds kind of unrealistic :-(

  • max carson
    max carson Nov 05, 2012

    It all depends on the device, you COULD use Win 7 or Win Vista. The drivers, found at ACER, may be modified to work with Win8 I would have to try . The drivers are written for a specific device, say a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 , so drivers, not all, can be modified quite easily, the trick is if the drivers are written for say a HP machine. Certain lines of code must be replaced.

  • max carson
    max carson Nov 05, 2012

    Look at this procedure, we may make a programmer out of you yet! If that does not work, get back to me when you have time, I'll give you another tip.


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Being a new OS the drivers are available for older systems or devices, sometimes you can use win 7 drivers 32 or 64 bit. The problem may be you have to modify the drivers to work with your specific machine. I had to do the same when I upgraded a Gateway MX6421 (born in 2005) to Win 7 pro N 64bit, I modified a few lines of code in the driver and changed the drivers compatible to win 7.

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

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    max carson Nov 05, 2012

    Look for the drivers for your machine,(you didn't supply Make amd Model,or OS,Apevia?) Down load the drivers for win 7,win vista is your system a 32 or 64? Try to install the drivers for ,say win7 for each device.Modifying the drivers is not that daunting. If you supply me with th Make ,Model ,Original OS , 32 or 64 , I can tell you how to modify. That said, this is a "FIX" until the Manufactuer "write" new drivers. Have you looked on the ATI website? They usually are up to date? You sat that Acer website does not have win 8, did you try win 7 drivers?


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Thanks for all the details..

The issue seems to be with the video card drivers here...

Go to and download the latest video card and the chipset drivers

before you download ...uninstall the nvidia chipset or any display software from program and features.

after you have installed the software.. go to the nvidia control panel > setup multiple monitors. and browse throughout the options >
It should be dual display and not extended display.

Also try with a new user profile...

Hope this helps..

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SOURCE: I can not find ATI

try visiting this link.

just choose what platform of Windows 7 you have (32bit or 64bit)
-if you don't know how to look for it:
-Click on start>type msinfo32 on the search box
-it will show you the system information window and look for system type
- if it says x86, it is a 32bit version

then expand the Drivers-Graphics item:
-you will be given 2 options to select from. and its between intel or ATI
-just select ATI and it will be compatible with your graphics card
-download the file and install.

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