My Graphics card not detected after installing drivers.

I had to create another topic because I posted this at like 2 am. A stupid idea.

Before anything this is my PC
<<< System Summary >>>
Mainboard : Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Chipset : AMD 780
Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 965e @ 3400 MHz
Physical Memory : 4096 MB (1 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Hard Disk : SAMSUNG HD103SJ ATA Device (1000GB)
CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
CD-Rom Drive : DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Monitor Type : Asus ASUS VH228 - 21 inches
Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Windows 8 Enterprise Professional 6.02.9200 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 5.9 on 7.9

So I've purchased the XFX HD Radeon 7850 2gb version of the graphics card. Before that I had the HD Radeon 5770 1gb, and the temperatures were reaching up to 105 degrees C which is high, from what I've read.

So I install the new graphics card as in put it in the motherboard, connect it up perfectly. I start up the PC, uninstall the old drivers with "Driver Sweeper" and restart my computer, go to ATI website and download the new drivers.

I install them then restart the pc again. Then looks like its installed. I launch any game.. and I get this message
"AMD graphics driver is installed or the AMD driver is not functioning properly"
I look puzzled because I did everything correct.. as far as I know.
Then I go to Device Manager and clicked Uninstall the AMD Radeon HD 7800 series and tick to uninstall the drivers as well. I restart my PC and everything works. I can play and I don't get that message.

The only problem right now is that whenever I play League of Legends the screen sometimes flashes.. but that might be just League.. because other games work fine.

If anyone could help me I'd be grateful. I want to know if something wrong with my GPU so I could send it back..

Thanks in Advance!!!
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  1. First, don't ever load anything like "driver sweeper" into your system.
    Windows needs NOTHING to work properly. Avoid all free "tools" from the internet.
    You are just asking for problems when you install stuff "free" from the internet.

    Sign in as administrator (If you are not administrator you may be blocked)
    Close all the applications that are being 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
  2. Did it work? Just wondering...
  3. Yes it worked.
    Sorry for this late reply.
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