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How to upgrade graphics card for UEFI windows 8 install

  1. #11


    Columbia,SC
    Posts : 13
    windows 8 OEM


    Ok I'm finally in!! I couldn't make the USB install work, so I used an ISO disk I made from the original UDF disk to go directly to a GPT formatted hard drive with CSM enabled . I checked system with msinfo32 command, and verified that it is UDFI and 64 bit. I don't have secure boot yet, but understand that it can be turned on after install and have the instructions. I found the new system very confusing about little thing like going back, turn system off ,etc, so I installed a free Classic screen. To say I'm happy is an understatement and I wish to thanks all of you for your help. After 3 weeks, I was about to give up and sell everything on Ebay. Your willingness to help encouraged me to keep trying and I'm really grateful. My Nvidia GT220 graphics card is still not working properly and crashed after downloading updates. I was able to use my old 7300 card to get back up and uninstall updates. It works, but only with win 8 drivers. None features of the card are operating and NVidia wont support it because it's not one of theirs even though it uses their chip (sure wish I'd known). Also, my Lexmark printer won't work in Win 8, so I guess I'll have to get a new power supply and have two computers for a while. Still, It was well worth it. The quick startup is unbelievable! I'm looking forward to discovering all the other benefits of this new system as I learn to operate it. Thanks again for all the help!!

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  2. #12


    Columbia,SC
    Posts : 13
    windows 8 OEM


    I've tried several times to finish my reply and thank all who helped ,but can't seem to get through. If this go through, I'll try again with a more complete post.
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