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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Nvidia Driver Issues

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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Nvidia Driver Issues


    I am the owner of a dellalienware m14x with a geforce gt 555m 4gb video card, and I have thewindows 8 consumer preview installed.


    Since my installation of theOS a few days ago, I have yet to find a driver to support my videocard.


    I began to try to fix theissue by installing Nvidia's newest 295.73 driver from ge-force'swebsite. It installed properly, but upon restarting the system theWindows 8 start up menu became blank with a visible cursor (commonproblem when updating drivers). I did a system restore and it removethe driver.


    I then tried to reinstallthe same driver, but the installation process failed midway throughgiving me the message “Nvidia Installer Failed”. It no longer canbe installed.


    I recently got an optionalwindows update providing an Nvidia driver (296.17) for my geforce gt555m card. I tried installing the optional update only to have theupdate fail over and over again. The error code: 800F0102 is given.


    There you have it. Any helpwith these issues is very appreciated (snide remarks and emptycomments are not). Should I wait for dell or Nvidia to come out withnew drivers? What else can I do?


    Thanks!

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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    The first time I installed Win 8 I went through all that kerfuffle. For other reasons I formatted and then reinstalled it. This time I altered Windows Update to receive updates for all components using Microsoft Update and in came an Nvidia driver that isn't even listed at Nvidia's website and is a later numbered version than those in my other OS's. Have you tried that? Mine works a treat but of course I have a different graphics card.
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    The first time I installed Win 8 I went through all that kerfuffle. For other reasons I formatted and then reinstalled it. This time I altered Windows Update to receive updates for all components using Microsoft Update and in came an Nvidia driver that isn't even listed at Nvidia's website and is a later numbered version than those in my other OS's. Have you tried that? Mine works a treat but of course I have a different graphics card.
    How did you format and then re install windows 8 to accept your graphics card/receive the optional update? I really don't know how to do that.

    Thanks,
    Luke
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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I multi-boot so formatting a drive from, say, Vista is easy. In Windows Update settings you can ask it to use different settings.
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