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18-Aug-2012, 05:51 PM #1
Thumbs down GeForce 210 on windows 8
When I try to install windows 8, my graphics card freaks out and then after like 10-15 minutes my monitor turns off (I'm assuming the graphics card crashed)

And ideas on how to fix this?

The graphics card is a GeForce 210. (I know it is crappy, please don't just say "buy I new card")

It works perfectly on windows 7

Thanks for any help.
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18-Aug-2012, 07:04 PM #2
My advice would be to wait before migrating to Windows 8. When it's actually released, you might find that nVidia or Windows Update will offer better drivers than the native drivers in whichever pre-release version of Win8 you are running. I just don't see that you lose much if you have a Win7 installation that's working and you maybe wait a few more weeks before adopting Win8.

Win8 has some under-the-hood enhancements that are nice, including better performance than Win7, multithreaded file copy, slicker search, etc., but I don't see any of this as being such a game changer as would make Win7 look obsolete overnight. Anyway I doubt you're going to find any driver that works better for you right now than the native Win8 driver.

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18-Aug-2012, 07:29 PM #3
Okay. I'll just wait it out. thanks!
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18-Aug-2012, 08:20 PM #4
Are you able to boot into Windows 8 in "Recovery Mode"

a) Insert Windows 8 Release preview DVD
b) Click on Repair your computer.
c) Click on Troubleshoot and then select Advanced Options.

Once you're up and running, Nvidia does have WHQL drivers for Windows 8.
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