ati catalyst control center for windows 8

I just downloaded this new version of windows 8, but it seems that there isn't any actualization for my HP Envy17. And there is some major problem. I can't see any window on my desktop. There is a windows error, "Program Compatibility Assistant - ATI catalyst control center ". I hope there is a solution or actualization, so I can use my computer again.


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Last updated April 9, 2019 Views 32,866 Applies to:



I understand the frustration you experience when you do not get the Windows 8 desktop screen and get an error message.


Enable the show desktop icons:


1.       Right click on anywhere in the desktop and Click Personalize

2.       Click “Change Desktop Icons” on left hand side

3.       Check the box next to icons to select the ones which you want to be displayed on the desktop. Now click on Apply to save changes.


I would suggest you to refer the methods mentioned below:


Method 1: Update the graphics drivers


a.       Hover the mouse to the top right hand corner and click on search

b.      Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter

c.       Now locate the graphics device, right click on it and click update.


Method 2: Run the Windows update


  1. Hover the mouse to the top right hand corner and click on search
  2. Type control panel and hit enter
  3. If the icons are not displayed in large size, click on category which is above the list and select large icons
  4. Click on Windows update
  5. Now install updates using the options at the left pane.


Hope this helps. If the issue persists, post back and I will be glad to help you.




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