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WINDOWS 8 RELEASE PREVIEW ACCEPTS INSTALLING WINDOWS 7 DRIVER 301.42


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#1 Infinity7

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:08 PM

Windows 8 Release Preview which came out today accepts installing NVidia Windows 7 driver 301.42 downloaded from NVidia without the need to boot up with Driver Signature Enforcement disabled and without the need for a modified inf file. Probably can do that with other driver versions as well. A look inside DXDIAG reveals that Windows 8 recognizes the driver as being WHQL but it is still seen as being WDDM 1.1. You can grab the new Windows 8 Release Preview over here: http://windows.micro...dows-8/download

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:20 PM

Grabbing it now, need to make some room for it

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:29 AM

301.42 or 301.59 windows 7 32 bit version work with outdated Go 6xxx and Go 7xxx

anyone tried ?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:09 AM

296.17 install with no fuss and are WDDM 1.2 as well.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:16 AM

To install modded 302.71 and modded IDT drivers I had to disable signature :impatient:

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:36 AM

To install modded 302.71 and modded IDT drivers I had to disable signature :impatient:

Does the driver still work after a reboot ?
After reboot I get a PCI bridge problem and the Display Adapter disappears

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

Yes it works just fine as it did on CP

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:20 PM

I still have to install the modded 301.42 driver for my Vaio. This driver is better than the WDDM 1.2 Microsoft 296.65 driver. The scrolling in IE was jerky with the 296.65 driver. GPU-Z doesn't show the clock speeds with MS driver.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:37 PM

Installing 302.71 using "disable driver signing" works like a charm after rebooting. Did it in CP and now in RP.