I have an old machine which runs Windows 10 and every time I do a
clean install, the AMD Radeon Driver installation process gives me
headches. It is bound to never go through as intended.
So, here's a note to future me on how to navigate this jumbled
mess of a process.
Create a restore point.
Download and extract the AMD Radeon driver file from the
official source (~400MB in size) and the Driver Cleanup
utility from AMD or DDU on your local system.
Log into safe mode with no networking and run the utility.
Disable the Windows Defender and pause the Updates.
Restart when prompted and boot into normal Windows.
Open device manager as a spearate window. Simultaneously,
navigate to the AMD driver executable and run it.
Uncheck the "factory reset" option and click
"Install". Immediately after it begins the process,
navigate back to the device manager and uninstall the
"Intel HD Graphics" driver.
Wait for the process to complete as the screen flickerd a
couple of times and reinstalls the Intel HD drivers alongside
the AMD ones.
Finish installation and check the device manager for a new
entry within "Display Adapters".
Restart the system, turn on the updates, defender and Wi-Fi in
You are done.