ATI Radeon 5470 HD Driver for Windows XP

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November 30, 2010 at 05:48:52
Specs: Windows XP
Hello. I installed XP on my new Dell N5010/15R.

I found all the drivers and installed them. But there is one missing.

=> The driver for ATI Radeon 5470 HD Graphic Card.

I searched everywhere but wasnt able to find it.

If you could bost the download link, I´d be very thankfull.

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November 30, 2010 at 06:46:56
As you have already found out, downgrading to WinXP comes with problems. Dell doesn't have any drivers for your GPU and WinXP. ATI, the manufacturer of the GPU will not provide any drivers either.

I recommend you learn to live with Windows 7. It is superior to WinXP anyway. I suspect that you have problems with other hardware besides video.

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November 30, 2010 at 08:42:43
No. Actually besides ATI I dont have any problems.

So dont spamm in this Thread, answer with the solution, because there is one for sure!

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November 30, 2010 at 09:33:52
I am a moderator on this site and do not spam.

Read the excerpts below from the ATI site and decide for yourself if there is a proper driver for the GPU and OS.

If you decide to try the generic drivers for all Radeon mobility GPUs there is a link below.

The display driver supplied by the laptop manufacturer is customized for the built-in flat panel display, and the graphics features and functions specific to the laptop. It is strongly recommended to use the supplied drivers.
If installing a different operating system other than the one included with the laptop, the laptop may not meet all the requirements, and supported drivers may not be available.
The laptop manufacturer is the exclusive provider of driver updates. If the required driver update is not available at the laptop manufacturers’ website, it is recommended to contact the manufacturer directly, to see if an updated driver will be made available in the future.
AMD cannot provide driver updates directly from
AMD Mobility Product Family Compatibility
AMD Catalyst™ Mobility is a notebook reference graphics driver with limited support for system vendor specific features. When used with Windows Vista or Windows 7, users may have unwanted experiences.

The Installation Verification Software will prevent driver download on certain notebook products. This is to protect against the installing of drivers that may disable features or functionality provided by the system manufacturer. If unwanted experiences occur using AMD Catalyst™ Mobility, it is recommended to revert back to the driver provided by your system vendor for your specific platform. Please contact your system vendor for the most recent drivers for your notebook.

Read the release note at the top of the linked page.

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November 30, 2010 at 09:52:14
Thank you for your answer.

But still. It´s not the desired driver I was searching. Or is it? What should I do then?



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November 30, 2010 at 10:00:15
I am trying to tell you that the driver you are looking for wasn't written. If Dell had a driver it would be available on their site. Best you can do is to try it and see.

Windows 7 has the ability to run programs and some hardware in compatibility modes. There is usually no reason to downgrade to WinXP. Hopefully you have Windows 7 restore disks for your laptop.

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November 30, 2010 at 10:04:14
Actually the Notebook arrived with Ubuntu... So: No. I don´t have Windows 7. [...]

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November 30, 2010 at 11:22:49
OK, I assumed you had downgraded it.

According to Dell, that laptop shipped with;
Intel Core i5-430M CPU, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics adapter, 640GB hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The only reason I can see why you don't have Windows 7 available is that you are not the original owner and possibly not the legal owner of that laptop. If the hard drive was replaced due to a password issue then you wouldn't have Windows 7 anymore.

However, I believe Dell currently ships restore disks with their units. So you would have those, if you were the original owner.

So it is sounding fishy here.

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November 30, 2010 at 11:32:37
If you don't have Windows 7 then what is this thread about?

And what about this thread?

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November 30, 2010 at 13:12:42
True True...
Firstly, this ist what i bought:

I had Windows 7. But as it was a cracked Version i threw it away...

Anyways, I want to stick with Windows XP.
I´ve asked in another Forum: One guy told me to download "DH Mobility Modder .NET". It would modify different Graphic driver data so that you can use the latest ATI-Catalyst.
True or False?

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November 30, 2010 at 14:52:19
I have no idea. If I had knowledge of that mod I would have told you about it. All you can do is try. Most likely all functions of the control panel will not work. Try just installing the bare driver file. There are a total of three files in that link.

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January 19, 2011 at 12:29:51
Hello! Inspired by your posts and my Inspiron N5010 finally... I made it I installed ATI Radeon drivers on XP. All you must do is to download ASUS K52JR drivers for ATI Radeon 5470 HD (didn't try other drivers which might run as well) and edit CX_94995.inf file (in XP driver's subdirectory of installation package) and modify subsytem number for 5470 entry. Just search for 5470 and edit SUBSYS_value to the value found in your vga driver properties (04471028 in my case). That's all. Then you can install (update) your VGA driver. Reboot your system and voila! /George (PL)/

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January 19, 2011 at 14:00:37
In #5 above I should have stated that Dell hadn't written any drivers for that GPU. I did forget that some business class machines may have been offered with WinXP. If the GPU in question shipped on one of those computers and you hunt all the OEMs you may find an appropriate driver.

That entire situation is due to restrictions placed on the OEMs by Microsoft. MS was trying to get folks to move to Vista. So, they allowed a few business class computers to still be sold with WinXP installed.

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April 30, 2011 at 12:01:11
Here are the driver:

Best Regards


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July 10, 2011 at 23:51:27
i am also facing same problem not able to find the windows XP driver for ati mobelity HD5470 for my dell N5010... happy to here you have installed asus K52jr drivers can you plz.. send me tha link to download those drivers

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July 11, 2011 at 09:56:53
I think it's funny that many manufacturers have dumped support for XP considering a) it's the #1 OS in the world and 2) it's still supported by Microsoft.

It's the perfect example of forced upgrades. There is absolutely nothing wrong with XP and it's the first time I can remember in history mfgr's dropping support before the OEM did. Many vendors continued to write programs for 95/ME/98 NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 long after Microsoft dropped support, and many still do. However, companies need to make money, so they have figured out the only way to get people to upgrade from XP is for the hardware manufacturers to strongarm them into doing so.

Luckily with a lousy economy I think XP is still far from dead and gone. My advice is if you want Windows XP, do the research BEFORE you buy a machine, and be sure that can run XP.

I just downgraded a friend's Toshiba L305-S59071 with 4GB to Windows XP. IT'S A BEAST!!!

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July 11, 2011 at 14:27:44
sdfox 7

Manufacturers did NOT dump WiXP. Microsoft FORCED them to migrate to Vista. They balked at Vista for business users so Microsoft allowed the OEMs to build some business class machines with WinXP or with the option to downgrade to XP.

In the meantime some new HD sound and wireless internet chips hit the market. Because the wireless is primarily laptop hardware, laptops were most affected if you tried to downgrade to XP.

Hope this timeline explains things for you.

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July 11, 2011 at 14:58:03
Do you people realize... that the original poster hasn't responded since November 2010! What are we still discussing right now?

Ask and Answer. The way of learning.

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July 14, 2011 at 14:20:53
This post was sooo helpful I can't begin to tell you!!! Needed to load XP on a box designed for Win7. Multi-display and needed simple change capability for users; Start-up Hardware Profiles!!!!...discontinued since VISTA!! Found XP drivers for other hardware, except ATI Radeon 5470. Banged my head on the little box for DAYS. Thank you.

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July 14, 2011 at 15:10:29
Glad someone benefited from this thread. Thanks for telling us.

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