Well it seems like there is issues on 2 different ends, but I'll do my best to assist you.
AMD Gaming Evolved (Raptr) and Plays.tv are developed by Raptr Inc. so we'll assist you with issues involving both.
"driver updates always have errors" - Is this in actually updating the drivers, or when trying to download them from the AMD Gaming Evolved app?
"gaming evolved will not stream to twitch or record" - Twitch streaming would be through AMD Gaming Evolved (Raptr). If there is a problem, we can look into that for you. However, recording would be done through Plays.tv.
"hot keys aren't recognised, I get no error nothing happens at all after pressing the hot keys to stream or record" - Definitely sounds like something isn't working as intended.
If you'd like, I can look into all your issues for you. Just recreate the problem and then send in a ticket with logs attached.
To send logs you just right-click on the Plays.tv or AMD Gaming Evolved taskbar icon, select Help > Feedback, fill out the info and make sure the checkbox is selected. If you do it with AMD Gaming Evolved, it will contain the logs for both Plays and Raptr. Post back here to let me know you have sent it.
Yeah, the driver update thing sounds....odd. You may want to contact AMD directly if you continue to have issues like that.
Does the Preferences for Hotkeys look like this?
If it's showing recording, it might be using a fairly old version of the client when it still had recording in it.
Can you check the AMD Gaming Evolved version for me? To check that, right-click on the taskbar icon like before but select Help > About Raptr