Radeon HD6450 Driver Problems

Hello all at Toms Hardware. :D
I have been searching all day ever since yesterday for a solution to this. I am building a Gaming Computer and want to get Windows 8 while it is on sale for $40. So I did a clean install of Windows XP so I can upgrade to 8, but Video is in VGA Mode @ 640x480. So I put in the disc for my graphics card and everything supposedly installs, but at the end I get a warning saying 'Graphics Driver Installation Failed - Access Denied'. :whistle:
I have gone into regedt32, HKEY, set permission, checked everything, made new user accounts, all that. Nothing seems to work. :sleep:
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

My Specs
Windows XP Professional 32bit SP3
Msi Radeon HD6450
4GB G-SKIL Valu Ram
40GB Hitachi IDE HDD
AMD Athlon II X4 640 @3.0GHz
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  1. Go to device manager and select display and see there is hd 6450 listed or not
  2. On a side note:
    I used the Administrator account and an Administrator Priviledged User account.
    Install Log Says:
    "Driver Install: user must be a member of the Administrators group"
  3. ASHISH65 said:
    Go to device manager and select display and see there is hd 6450 listed or not


    It shows:
    "Video Controller - VGA Compatible"
    And show the monitor with the yellow "!".
  4. The driver you're going to need for Windows 8 is going to be different than the driver needed for XP. I don't see any reason to attempt to install the XP driver if it's giving you issues. Move onto your Windows 8 install and update with the Windows 8 driver available from AMD.com.

    -Wolf sends
  5. U need drivers for xp or 8.
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  7. Wolfshadw said:
    The driver you're going to need for Windows 8 is going to be different than the driver needed for XP. I don't see any reason to attempt to install the XP driver if it's giving you issues. Move onto your Windows 8 install and update with the Windows 8 driver available from AMD.com.

    -Wolf sends


    I'm unable to Install Windows 8 because the screen resolution is incorrect and I am unable to see the Windows 8.
    If I were to install Windows 8 on another computer and then make a disc and insert it into this one, would I be able to install Windows 8 booting from the disc with a res. higher than 640x480?
  8. *I meant to say I can't see the Windows 8 Installer
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