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#1 HeXetic

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:12

Just installed the Release Preview but I'm not sure which NVIDIA drivers to use.

There is a version for the Windows 8 CP, which is version 296.17. However, the latest version for Windows 7 is newer than this at 301.42.

Which would be better to use, anyone know?


#2 Grinch

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:21

I suggest waiting until next week for NVIDIA to release drivers designed for the Release Preview.

Using the default drivers that came with the release preview prevented me from using things such as Spoutcraft. Using NVIDIA's latest Windows 7 drivers cause graphical glitching like no tomorrow with something like Fruit Ninja.

Best bet is to just wait. :)

#3 azspeedbullet

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:26

Yep..We have to wait for them. Hopefully we get them by monday/tuesday. They are a few games i want to test under win8, but i cant do anything without the proper drivers :(

#4 OP HeXetic

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:32

Oh that's a shame. Hopefully they get released soon, I was hoping to get some Diablo III in tomorrow and Tuesday as they are both holidays. Otherwise I guess I'll do something more productive instead!

#5 aionaddict

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:35

According to some of the graphics hardware forums 301.42 works perfectly. I don't see any reason not to mess with those then swap to the official ones later this week.

#6 Grinch

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:39

According to some of the graphics hardware forums 301.42 works perfectly. I don't see any reason not to mess with those then swap to the official ones later this week.


Read my comment. I have an EVGA GTX 260, using the latest Windows 7 drivers I had a lot of problems with metro-based apps such as Fruit Ninja and Internet Explorer

#7 OP HeXetic

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 23:16

Well turns out Diablo III runs just fine with the default drivers, even with max settings. I'm using a Gefore 560 in case anyone wants to know.

#8 Azies

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 17:36

Running a Geforce GTX 260m, and I've had some issues with the latest Windows 8 drivers, but my guess is those were for the Consumer Preview version, despite the fact that they are semi-recent drivers. Haven't tried the 301.42 drivers, but I'm apprehensive about reinstalling it since there were so many drivers issues.

#9 Zain Adeel

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:31

im having huge problems with NVIDIA drivers since the Consumer Preview..

if I uninstall the drivers and use the default ones in Windows 8 CP .. there were no crashes ... games ran perfectly.. but Photoshop didn't detect my GPU. With drivers it always crashed on playing utube or just simply playing a video in WMP.. although they run fine in VLC as it wont use hardware acceleration..


Now the problem with RP is that the default drivers that come with this one are the updated NVidia drivers from CP.. so they crash my system. :(
And I cant roll back or anything.. im just waiting for the latest drivers and hope it fixes this problem..
else ill have to download MANY old drivers and look for the one that work fine :(

anybody having this problem here?

#10 Squuiid

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:43

So MANY people waiting for the nVidia Windows 8 RP drivers, myself included. C'mon nVidia, release them!

http://www.neowin.ne...oming-next-week

#11 Thingol

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 17:48

[Update] (6/6/2012): We have decided to postpone the driver release to pick up some additional fixes that we feel are necessary for a great Windows 8 experience. We apologize for the delay and will post the new driver as soon as possible.

http://blogs.nvidia....-certification/

#12 ArialBlue

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 18:56

[Update] (6/6/2012): We have decided to postpone the driver release to pick up some additional fixes that we feel are necessary for a great Windows 8 experience. We apologize for the delay and will post the new driver as soon as possible.

http://blogs.nvidia....-certification/

In other words, we are incompetent.

#13 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 18:59

[Update] (6/6/2012): We have decided to postpone the driver release to pick up some additional fixes that we feel are necessary for a great Windows 8 experience. We apologize for the delay and will post the new driver as soon as possible.

http://blogs.nvidia....-certification/

Disappointing. Still, it is a pre-release operating system and they are building the new drivers on a different architecture so it's not the end of the world. The regular Win7 drivers work fine.

#14 Zain Adeel

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:47

Disappointing. Still, it is a pre-release operating system and they are building the new drivers on a different architecture so it's not the end of the world. The regular Win7 drivers work fine.


they don't.. I did some research and it seems all drivers after 289.xx cause the system to crash when playing a video on win8 CP or RP for my GPU. its universal ive read many ppl with the same gpu as mine having this same problem.
I installed 289.xx and they crash but recover after it. so I don't need to hard reset the system. I hope NVidia take notice of this.

#15 Steven P.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:10

Did an update on main, thanks for the infos guys http://www.neowin.ne...-driver-release (Y)