Windows 8 1280x800 display driver WTF

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Johnny222, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Johnny222

    Johnny222 MDL Novice

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    I installed Windows 8 Pro 64bit RTM, but I can't find the "generic display driver" for standard 1280x800 resolution notebook displays. Even "Windows Update" doesn't offer one. I don't want 1024x768. Am I blind or WTF?

    Windows 7 64bit has this generic display driver, everything is ok with Windows 7. Do I get my money back from Microsoft?
     
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    So go out there and download the driver from the OEM :eek_yello::eek_yello::eek_yello::eek_yello:
     
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  3. Johnny222

    Johnny222 MDL Novice

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    #3 Johnny222, Nov 19, 2012
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    I couldn't find ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers for Windows 8.

    NVIDIA has a Windows 7 64bit driver from 2009, but it doesn't seem to be very stable on Windows 8 (and is probably also the reason why game graphics are extremely slow as well).
     
  4. TCM

    TCM MDL Addicted

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    Umm, what? Look harder.
     
  5. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Enable Microsoft other products update and it will offer you proper drivers of your hardware for Windows 8. Nvidia and ATi drivers are available via Microsoft Update (enhanced Windows Update).
     
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  6. Johnny222

    Johnny222 MDL Novice

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    Thank you all for trying to help me. :)

    I just "solved" the problem by installing the official Windows 7 64bit graphics card driver on Windows 8. (I was mistaken, it wasn't a generic driver I used so far, but instead a card specific driver.)

    Just check Microsoft's official driver download site

    h**p:\\catalog.microsoft.com

    and install the ActiveX program. Use it like a search engine, e.g. "nvidia geforce go 7400".
    With this I can now finally use Windows 8. :bananajoj2:

    :worthy::orb:
     
  7. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    Thx but that is what I did, installed the drivers: no result at all
     
  8. Johnny222

    Johnny222 MDL Novice

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    Check if there are other *.exe files in your downloaded driverpackage. :)