How to mod CURRENT Cat.-Versions (10.7 or newer) for WinXP

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  1. thecrowler

    thecrowler New Member

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    How to mod Catalyst(10.7 or newer) for Mobility Radeon HD 5xxx for WinXP

    This solution is mainly written for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5xxx series gpus under Windows XP, until Mobility Modder updates.
    I own an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 and it fully works :).

    1) Download Catalyst 10.6 alpha drivers from:
    http://strags.com/d/ATI-8.740.0.0000-XP-2003-Vista-2008-7-x86-AMD64.rar: they are taken from the Dell ftp site;

    2) download the ORIGINAL Catalyst 10.7 DESKTOP version drivers for Windows XP from the AMD site (10-7_xp32_dd.exe), and, remember, download every single package and not the all-in-one package;

    3) extract 10.6 alpha in a folder and search for "CX_98262.inf": copy it to the desktop, rename it "CX102491.inf";

    4) (thanks to evec for this solution!) now open it with the Notepad and edit [Version] last line to:

    CatalogFile=CX102491.CAT

    Search "SourceDisksNames" and change all "B_98259" to "B102427";

    5) extract the ORIGINAL Catalyst 10.7 drivers by doubleclikking on "10-7_xp32_dd.exe" and stopping installation. Now they are in C:\ATI ;

    6) download Microsoft Orca (Orca.msi) and install it; google it if u don't have; now an already modified "CX102491.msi" file is allegated, see bottom of the page: skip passage 6-7-8-9-10-11 using it, if u wish to;

    7) copy "CX102491.msi" from "C:\ATI\Support\10-7_xp32_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\XP_INF" to your desktop;

    8) open 10.6 alpha folder and search for "CX_98262.msi", copy it to the desktop;

    9) open "CX_98262.msi" with orca, and export "ATI_ASIC_Include" to the desktop: now u have "ATI_ASIC_Include.idt" file on it;

    10)open original "CX102491.msi" from "C:\ATI\Support\10-7_xp32_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\XP_INF" with orca;

    11)import table ""ATI_ASIC_Include.idt" from your desktop into the opened original "CX102491.msi" and remember to SAVE IT before close;

    12)copy modified "CX102491.inf" from the desktop to "C:\ATI\Support\10-7_xp32_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\XP_INF" and overwrite the original one;

    12a)OPTIONAL STEP: you can modify some values inside "CX102491.inf" to reflect the correct driver version and number, just manually do it if u wish, graphical purposes only, pm me if u wish to know how or download the allegated inf file (rename it CX102491.inf);

    13)manually install driver using modified CX102491.inf (now in: "C:\ATI\Support\10-7_xp32_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\XP_INF\CX102491.inf"), do not use the installation setup, and remember that this driver is unsigned, of course. Install all other packages regularly.

    P.S.:Remeber that "CX102491.inf", "CX102491.msi" and "B102427" reflects current names in Catalyst 10.7 DESKTOP drivers, change those names, for this method to work, if u have a newer or different Catalyst desktop driver release.
    For those in trouble with orca, modified "CX102491.msi" is allegated, rename it and copy/overwrite it in "C:\ATI\Support\10-7_xp32_dd\Packages\Drivers\Display\XP_INF\".
     

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  2. ole258

    ole258 New Member

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    AW: How to mod CURRENT Cat.-Versions (10.7 or newer) for WinXP

    Very good tutorial! :taste:

    (But isn't it necessary to mod XP_INF-folder with MM, to get CCC installed > with ATI-Install-Manager?)

    Anyway: For all, who are searching...

    Orca.msi
    you can get here:

    http://www.technipages.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/orca.Msi
     
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  3. thecrowler

    thecrowler New Member

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    Re: AW: How to mod CURRENT Cat.-Versions (10.7 or newer) for WinXP

    No, it's not necessary, if u manually install the driver first, ati install manager will recognize it as installed and will install all other packages.
     
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    Will this also work for Win7 on a Vaio EB1S1E that is locked to the 8.762 drivers?

    Edit: guess not. Can you write a tutorial for Win7? I'm finding some CW files instaat of CX like you discribed in the XP_INF folder, but ofcourse I'm not sure. Maybe you can help?
     
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    betforlife2007 New Member

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    i do as Mr thecrowler say, but it doesn't work! My laptop is Hp Dm4, my video card is AIT HD 5450, i use Windows Xp Pro Sp3 32bit.
    Can someone help me?
    Thanks all!
     
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    HD 3470 not included and working anymore

    I tried out the above depicted method with both 10.7 and 10.8. In any case using the MSI-installer doesn't work.

    Manually installing 10.7 driver did work as well as CCC with the problem that at startup system hangs for more than a minute.

    Doing the same procedure with 10.8 lets the system hang at startup for more than a minute as well plus CCC doesn't work anymore.

    Modifying 10.6 succeeded but you'd need to import the table with Orca once more, since there's no entry for "HD 3470".

    So the only choice I had was to go back to 10.5 - any workarounds yet?
     

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