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Amd catalyst 12.11 beta driver has stopped working

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December 7, 2012 9:18:18 AM

hie!! :) 
i recently got farcry 3 and i wanted to improve its performance, so i downloaded amd catalyst 12.11 beta driver but after i install it, a window appears in which its written 'catalyst control center host application has stopped working'... so i restored the previous version 12.10 of it... could anyone please suggest some help.. thanks in advance !! :wahoo: 
December 7, 2012 11:19:44 AM

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Close all the applications that are being used...save and close your files...
Turn Off the antivirus and firewall, turn off the functions of windows defender.
If you have multiple security programs installed, they must be turned ALL off. Security will prevent your driver from installing...
Download the latest CCC driver package, and save it to an easy location. Make sure this is the correct driver for your card.
Delete all the current AMD video software and drivers, restart the system (the video will look screwy, don't worry)
Now load install all the newest CCC drivers and restart the system (the driver will not work (yet) as you said, but load it anyway)
left click start
left click computer
right click C drive
Left click Open
Right click Users
Left click properties
"Check" mark the box that says: Attributes: "Hidden" (there is now a check-mark in the "Hidden" box)
Click: "Apply"
Now the system will apply the hidden attributes...and this will take a while, or maybe a long while. Let this proceed, and don't interrupt it...
During this procedure, a message may inform you that you do not have administrator privilege to the file you are trying to change the attributes of. That's OK. Just click: "ignore all."
When this procedure is finished, click OK (the box will close after you click OK)
Now you will once again be looking at folders in C drive (don’t close the C drive window or you may regret it)
(once again) right click Users
(once again) left click properties
UN- check the box that says: Attributes "Hidden" (you will now take the check mark OUT, Hidden is no longer checked)
Click Apply
Now the computer will UN-apply the hidden attributes, and it may take a while, or a long while...but let it proceed, and finish, don't interrupt it.
During this procedure, a message may inform you that you are not the administrator of the file that you are trying to change the attributes of. That's OK, just click: "ignore all."
When this is completed click OK
Now close all windows and restart the computer
turn all the security back on.
At this point, the CCC should be functional. Open the CCC and test the fun
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December 7, 2012 11:30:47 AM

Did you use driver sweeper between installs? Download 12.11 beta and driver sweeper. Uninstall via control panel the amd display driver. Boot into safe modeand run driver sweeper to get rid of the left behind amd display stuff. Boot into normal and install 12.11. Keep in mind 12.11 is in beta and may not work right. There is no reason to turn off AV or firewall to install a driver.
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