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nvidia switchable graphics on win 8

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    nvidia switchable graphics on win 8


    Hello!
    I have a notebook pc that comes with windows 7 from factory. I would like to install windows 8 in my machine. It has integrated intel hd graphics chip and separate nvidia geforce 420m graphic card. I heard switchable graphics are not working fine with windows 8. Is that true? BTW my system manufacturer isn't providing drivers that compatible with windows 8. Whatever windows 8 upgrade assistant says already installed drivers also compatible with windows 8 and individual hardware manufactures has windows 8 compatible drivers. So, what should I do? Windows 8 upgrade is useless for me?

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    windows 8.1 pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by osandakj View Post
    Hello!
    I have a notebook pc that comes with windows 7 from factory. I would like to install windows 8 in my machine. It has integrated intel hd graphics chip and separate nvidia geforce 420m graphic card. I heard switchable graphics are not working fine with windows 8. Is that true? BTW my system manufacturer isn't providing drivers that compatible with windows 8. Whatever windows 8 upgrade assistant says already installed drivers also compatible with windows 8 and individual hardware manufactures has windows 8 compatible drivers. So, what should I do? Windows 8 upgrade is useless for me?
    I know its a big time issue with amd / ccc but i dunno bout nvidia. iam sure they got there stuff down and its ok but who knows
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Well, everything working for me. You can see my specs in the tab. It came with original drivers and I've been updating the Nvidia one only, not the original Intel, and things are fine.

    Then again, I have a newer system with UEFI and it came with 8 installed. I don't know if you can download the 8 drivers for my laptop from Acer and make them work on your older system or not.

    UPDATE: Found this on Acer community. The last poster says he found the answer.

    What if i upgrade my acer aspire 5745G by windows8... - Acer Community
    Last edited by popeye; 11 Oct 2013 at 13:42.
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