AMD driver upgrade / downgrade?

On my HP Elite 8200 running Win7 Pro(64 bit) I got a window that told me that there was an upgrade from AMD available. After clicking on the upgrade option I got a screen showing current installed version 16.30.2311 while recommended version ("upgrade") was 15.7.1. Seems strange to me. Tried to Google this, but without any clear results or recommendations.

The only AMD stuff in my PC is, as far as I know, the dispay controller, and there are two menu groups in my "All Programs" menu - AMD Catalyst Control Center and AMD Gaming Evolved. (Not using the machine for gaming...)

Anyone that could tell me what I should do with respect to thsi "upgrade"?
Olaf BerliOwnerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
AMD Catalyst is the package which contains driver for Display and Audio plus some other tools. And AMD Radeon 16.30.2311 is a display driver. So these versions are not referring to the same software.
AMD Catalyst can have the same Display driver in it and updated interface, bugfix, etc features.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree with the above. I see this with Intel ProSet.  There also may be a driver change if there was a bug found in the "newer" driver. Try installing the new AMD file. Assuming it works, you are good to go.
Olaf BerliOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback.
Checked the Catalyst Control Center. It showed the recommended version 15.7.1 and "check for update" found no new updates.
Will install if the AMD message pops up again.
The Five Tenets of the Most Secure Backup

Data loss can hit a business in any number of ways. In reality, companies should expect to lose data at some point. The challenge is having a plan to recover from such an event.

noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
The golden rule of computer maintenance - do not install anything newer as long as the PC works greatly. So if you do not have any issues with current driver - then ignore this update/upgrade. You do not need it.
I have had recently the problem with my ATI Radeon videocard and the new driver which Windows 10 installed for me. The resolution could not be done to HD one. Had to reinstall older driver. Thus - don't touch it as long as it works :)

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
i agree with noxcho - but often you'll keep getting nag screens - pushing to install the update
Olaf BerliOwnerAuthor Commented:
Agree that there is no need to upgrade as long as everything works well (and it does....)
Maybe also a good idea to un-install the AMD Gaming stuff (but it doesn't seem to do any harm...)
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 7

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.