Windows 8 Drivers: Problems and Solutions

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  1. Dragon1952

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    Thank you. Hope it helps with my audio drive problem!
     
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    An interesting read. However, for anyone who reads the article I would suggest that you follow the manual steps listed, and don't download their DriverReviver software as they are an untrustworthy company, and have even paid for people to write positive reviews of their products:
    http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=217876
     
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    I've followed every step of the webpage. Still can't get my Audio HD driver to work. I'm almost givin up :p
     
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    You might want to give Driver Genius a try, as it does an excellent job in finding drivers and supports Windows 8, with one big catch the interface is in Chinese. The website is at http://www.drivergenius.com/ and you should choose the middle download (the smallest one).

    If you have any questions about it, I'll do my best to help you. At the moment I would say it's the best driver update software, and it's completely free, and is not to be confused with the not free Driver Genius.
     
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    Also, can you tell me what model sound card you have?
     
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    VIA Audio HD -> Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_8446&SUBSYS_15581550&REV_1000

    :p
     
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    The VIA driver download page has Windows 8 compatible drivers:
    http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp

    Let me know if this helps.
     
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    The best solution would be to just throw Windows 8 in the scrapheap where it belongs. I've never been a big proponent of Automated Driver tools (I like to do it myself) but if you are going to use one at least use one of better repute than "DriverReviver".
     
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    It's the best and cheapest version of Windows Microsoft have made. So it would be much better to try and fix the driver issue, rather than going back to inferior version of Windows.
     
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    In what ways is it the best OS MS has ever made... and in what ways is 7 inferior to 8?
     
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    Windows 8 is faster than Windows 7, and is also more secure.

    The only reason people hate Windows 8 is because of the new touchscreen oriented Metro interface and apps, which are more suited for use with a touchscreen than a mouse. However you the desktop is still there, and with a free download, Windows 8 boots up to the desktop, not Metro and you have the Start menu back.
     
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    I don't hate Windows 8, in fact, I used the release preview recently for a while, and decided I can live with 8 on the next machine I purchase...

    But you stated that it's MS's best OS to date, and I disagree completely with that, it's probably closer to their worst... If it were so great, you'd be hearing more like 95% approval of it from users and people everwhere... that's not the case at all. People dislike 8 for good reasons...

    You also said Win 7 is inferior (indirectly). I think 7 is, in fact, much superior to 8 in that it's much more user friendly and usable, extremely stable, and something we can all get work done with, without having to get used to a lot of other nonsense we don't even want on the machine....

    Win 8 boots faster, but who cares... most people don't sit around booting 20 times a day... I'll wait the extra 30-60 seconds while 7 boots.. What's the rush?

    Best if you avoid the biased (and untrue) blanket statements..... :)
     
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    They mostly dislike it due to Metro.

    If you install an app to bring back the Windows 7 style start menu and make it boot directly to the desktop, Windows 8 works (pretty much) just like Windows 7 while running faster.

    As I just stated, you can make Windows 8 work the same as Windows 7.
     
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    Yep, I know all that. I was simply countering your original claims that 8 was the best OS to date and that the prior OS's were inferior...
     
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    OK, personal opinion. I've been using Win8 on my new computer for almost 3 weeks. I like it. I even like Metro which I have adapted into a "Start Menu" and I prefer it to the Win7 or WinXP Start Menu.
     
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    Well in my opnion it is the best version of Windows so far, becuase if you don't use Metro, it's basically a faster version of Windows 7 for a fraction of the cost.
     
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    Now that I can't argue with... you (personally) like Windows 8 better than all the MS OS's to date.... That's fine... :)
     
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    If you make a statement such as "It's the best and cheapest version of Windows Microsoft have made." then you're bound to shoot yourself in the foot.

    Windows 8 is Windows 7 with a tablet interface duck-taped onto the side. I dare you to tell me there is something you can do to make your windows 8 more secure than my windows 7. They're basically the same damn operating system minus the privacy, and usability issues present in windows 8. I haven't had an infection since I got my own computer. And my dual boot with Backtrack works great without SecureBoot giving me and other Linux users the finger.

    As far as speed goes, you could make an argument on older hardware but my Core i7 920 @ 4GHz and moderately capable ATI Radeon 5870 (It's kind of an oldie) has quite literally no performance problems. Boot speed is completely irrelevant to me as I only reboot when a windows update/driver update/etc. is required.


    If I wanted windows 8 I'd hot glue my smart phone onto my monitor.

    What's best for you is not best for everyone else, you might say "Big colorful tiles what I always wanted!" and throw your cares to the wind but some of us aren't so whimsical about our choice of operating system.

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    That being said driver issues are bound to happen on new systems if you lack the desire/ability to troubleshoot them then in my opinion you're better off rolling back and coming back to it at a later date.
     
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    It has been posted here about Windows 8 being more secure than Windows 7. You can do a Google seach for windows 8 vs windows 7 security and you will find plenty of results.

    Not so. That's why Windows 8 is faster than Windows 7.

    It's pretty much irrelevant to me too, but I never reboot for Windows or driver updates. I only reboot when Windows starts becoming problomatic after running for too long.

    You are missing the point - Windows 8 (without Metro) is not the same as Windows 7, it runs much better.

    If Windows 8 didn't run noticably faster than Windows 7, I would not be calling it the best version of Windows.

    Where's the fun in that? My life would be boring if I didn't have to constantly find solutions to computer problems.
     
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