I have been a certified repair tech for over 7 years. Lately I am noticing that many AMD based systems (which now come loaded with Windows 8/8.1) have an integrated graphics card which is part of the processor (AMD A4). I have run into this problem twice now on 2 seperate AMD based systems and I cannot find the solution.
I install a fresh copy of Windows 7, everything works fine. When it comes to installing the video drivers Windows 7 automatically installs a generic VGA driver. So I download the driver for Windows 8/8.1 from the manufacturers website (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=...) and I am totally unable to install it. According to the HP website, there is no AMD video driver for this system for Windows 7. If I run the executable setup (for Windows 8.1) it ends up telling me that the driver is not designed for my OS. If I try to install through the device manager it tells me that the correct driver is already installed.
I'm kind of lost here, does anyone know of a solution?