AMD releases Windows 8 driver, Consumer Preview hits 1m downloads

By Matthew · 12 replies
Mar 1, 2012
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  1. Radeon owners running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview might want to take advantage of a timely update from AMD. Among other improvements, the release notes mention full support for Windows…

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    New mobile nvida drivers aren't working for me. My laptop won't start with them.
  3. I agree with the guy above. after i installed the laptop driver, my laptop was turned into a damn brick! it would not boot. AMD = FAIL!!
    i had to to a complete reinstallation to fix it. screw those drivers
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    I just kept using the power button to turn the computer off and on when it hit the "wall of color" and eventually Win 8 realized it needed to go into recovery mode.
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I'm confused, are we talking AMD or Nvidia mobile drivers? Or do both of them suck?
  6. it's not the drivers it's the os
  7. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Obviously that's not what they're talking about.
  8. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    ^ haha. Guys why you running preview software as your primary OS? Dual boot ftw!
  9. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Evangelist Posts: 568   +241

    I'm using NVIDIA's latest drivers on my XPS 15 without issues with Optimus. Is funny the first post is about NVIDIA and the second refering to the first one talks about AMD.
  10. 1 million downloads=1million uninstalls 4 hours later, from what I've seen of vista2....I mean Win 8 It's more a mobile os badly port to work on a desktop as an after thought.
  11. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,662   +1,096

    The latest driver from Intel didn't work for me. After hours of trying to modify the INI file i hit a brick wall. The installer started but it gave an registry error although everything should have worked just fine (at least to my limited knowledge).
    I started downloading some older drivers ( and found one with an INI file that didn't have the lines where it restricted installing the driver on win xp/ win 8 (yes they put this in the INI and yes i did unrestricted win 8 on what i was working on). it was just simpler and it installed just fine.

    i have intel GMA 4500m. newer or older IGP's should have the same fix if the newest drivers don't install.
  12. I'm getting the same problem, windows hangs for about 20 seconds when I roll in to the top left or bottom right of the screen. Sounds like this AMD catalyst release is supposed to sort it out but all these comments have scared me off trying it. Has anyone had it work for them yet?
  13. fireworker

    fireworker TS Rookie

    Good news

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