Can't find Video Drivers- Solution!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by WinFLP, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    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.
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Any chance you could extract those drivers and upload them somewhere? I have an X800gt, the computer keeps crashing with the existing driver that I found.
     
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  3. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    I would not know what to extract to be honest with you.
     
  4. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Well, you did give me an idea to try. I have a windows 7 install here.
     
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  5. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    These drivers work With Windows 7 as well ;)
     
  6. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    give them a try those drivers fixed my issue with my pc!
     
  7. SPBHM

    SPBHM MDL Novice

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    these drivers are WDDM 1.0,
    I suppose they work on Win 8?
    http ://support.amd . com/us/gpudownload/windows/Legacy/Pages/radeonaiw_vista32.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.23&lang=English
     
  8. SPBHM

    SPBHM MDL Novice

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    really? this is a modded 12.9,
    12.9 only support HD5000 series and higher...
    the drivers I posted support 9500 up until x1900.
     
  9. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    AMD really jacked their own drivers up. I would say try the modded ones 1st and then the AMD beta ones.