I had problems with my AMD / ATI X1200 GPU (older GPU with Vista Drivers that run fine in Windows 7). "Windows 7 Update" recognized and installed drivers for this. Windows 8 did not and just gave me "Basic Driver" even when I search through Windows update. Loading ATI CCC drivers did not work. My solution to this was: Device manager-Microsoft Basic Display Adapter-properties-driver-update driver -Browse my computer I then pointed it to my Windows Directory on my Win 7 partition and it found and loaded my Driver from Windows 7. Also, Windows 8 requires WDDM drivers (Drivers designed for Vista or newer) and unlike Windows 7 / Vista cannot run XPDM drivers (Drivers designed for XP, or even Windows 2000). As an example Intel GMA 900/910/915 is infamous for not being able to support Aero in Vista because it did not support WDDM, but only XPDM, (and the computers were sold as Vista capable). Intel GMA 945/950 is the oldest Intel GPU to support WDDM. Even with WDDM you may not have a good experience. An example is Intel GMA 3600 packaged with Atom N2600. This GPU has WDDM drivers, but performance is terrible in Windows 8 compared to 7. That I know of there's no solution to this. Intel has a history of making real crappy GPUs. GMA500 is another example of an Intel GPU with poor driver support.