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Latest NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers for Windows 8

  1. #51


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    Windows 8


    I can confirm I also have had lockups and automatic reboots caused by the latest WHQL driver. I have installed the latest beta to see if that helps in anyway.

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  2. #52


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Latest Beta driver is out . GEForce 306.02 Beta . Includes Win8 in the driver name...
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  3. #53


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you John. First post updated.
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  4. #54


    Downloading the beta version now...
    Do I need to uninstall the beta driver before updating to the final version when it'll become available?

    **EDIT**
    FYI, I'm using GT 335M geforce card. And the nvidia website recommend me to download the 302.80 driver instead. Should I download the 302.80 or the Beta version? (I'm using Windows 8 Pro MSDN)
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  5. #55


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello David,

    Usually you can just install the new version to update your current one.

    I'd say give the beta a try and see how it works for you. If you have any issues, then you could just uninstall it and install the 302.80 WHQL one.
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  6. #56


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    My experience with the beta drivers hasn't been bad, but lag on games such as Minecraft, on a solid state PC. One BSOD, but on windows 8, it's adorable!
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  7. #57


    To my surprise, the newest beta driver(306.02) failed to install!
    Error message before installation(During System Check phase): "The NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows."
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  8. #58


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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by davidvoyage View Post
    To my surprise, the newest beta driver(306.02) failed to install!
    Error message before installation(During System Check phase): "The NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows."
    are you sure you have the newest version of 8 and no system files are missing?
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  9. #59


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davidvoyage View Post
    To my surprise, the newest beta driver(306.02) failed to install!
    Error message before installation(During System Check phase): "The NVIDIA graphics driver is not compatible with this version of Windows."
    are you sure you have the newest version of 8 and no system files are missing?
    Yes, my windows 8 Pro is from MSDNaa(Dreamspark Premium) and is fully activated.

    System files missing? I don't know how to verify that...

    I just installed the older version(302.80)and it works!
    But the NVIDIA driver website cannot detect my driver version though...
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  10. #60


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    An ATTA boy for NVidia from a site testing the gaming performance of Win8:

    In terms of driver quality, I have to commend NVIDIA for releasing a perfect-working, rock stable Windows 8 driver, even though it is still marked as beta. AMD's first Windows 8 WHQL certified driver doesn't do so well here. We spotted a significant performance loss in Crysis 2, limiting maximum FPS to 63 - no matter the resolution. Other games work fine though; this seems to be a limited issue.

    Microsoft Windows 8 Gaming Performance Review | techPowerUp
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