There are many people who have problems installing a Windows 7 Radeon 9600 driver for their PC. The normal way to install the Radeon 9600 driver is to simply run the Catalyst driver that includes the Radeon 9600 driver. However, this is not the case for the Windows 7 Radeon 9600. The Windows 7 Radeon 9600 driver technically doesn’t exist because Windows 7 isn’t officially supported by the Radeon 9600. On the other hand, there are many Windows 7 PC users who will be able to automatically get the Vista driver installed by the Windows Update function.
One reason why the Windows Update function doesn’t always work is because many people choose not to use the regular Windows update with Windows 7. By default, this may also disable Windows update from getting Windows 7 drivers for your computer. Make sure that your Windows Update in Windows 7 is enabled if you want to get the Windows 7 Radeon 9600 driver automatically.
If the Windows Update fails to work after you try the above solution then you will have to install the Radeon 9600 drivers on Windows 7 manually. To do this, you will need to install the ATI Catalyst software for the Windows Vista Radeon 9600 driver. You may have an easier time if you right click on the setup file to change to compatibility to Windows Vista. However, if you don’t then you may still get the drivers to work for you. When you try to run the ATI Catalyst software for the Windows Vista Radeon 9600 driver, it will unpack into a folder located at C:ATI by default. After you receive an error about an unsupported operating system, you can go to the device manager in the control panel. In the device manager, you will be able to see the Windows 7 Standard VGA adapter under the display adapters section. Right click on the Standard VGA adapter to choose properties. Then you will be able to update the driver for the Radeon 9600. You will need to locate it manually so you can choose which folder and subfolders to tell Windows 7 to look for the correct driver.