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I've done some searches but there do not really seem to be any real solid answers for this out there.

What are you guys doing when you want to install new graphics drivers on your Windows 8 machines?

My usual process (and this worked flawlessly) in Windows 7 and earlier was to go to Uninstall programs, uninstall everything Nvidia related (Driver, Physx, etc.) restart machine and then install from desktop the driver I wanted doing a "clean install".

Now in Windows 8 if I try the same thing when the computer reboots, Windows 8 thinks it's a clever bugger and installs a graphics driver for me automatically (always the latest WHQL from Nvidia). If I then attempt to install my driver (typically a Beta) it will cause all sorts of issues when trying to use the GPU's. Most notably when I first turn the machine on I have to do a restart every time or I won't get a video feed to my monitor. This tells me that the drivers are not loading correctly from a cold boot. Also I will get some pretty bad FPS drop offs while gaming like the driver has crashed partially. All GPU's will still have a consistent usage though (thus I don't think it's a hardware issue).

Here are my sys specs as I've yet to add my new rig to my sig:

G1.Sniper3
Tri SLI 580's (the reason for wanting to upgrade to new Beta drivers)
3770k
16gb Samsung Green
Vertex 3 240gb raid 0
Windows 8 - regular

Soo what have you Windows 8 users been doing when it's time to do a manual driver upgrade?

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Honestly just install the new driver over the old one.

 

IF you encounter any specific issue, than you might want to do the procedure you are doing. But first of all, just install the new driver without any uninstalling or driver sweeping.

post #3 of 6
It's a pretty well-known issue, I think. See here: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3170/kw/windows%208%20black%20screen

As iARDAs said, I'd just install over the top of your previous driver, or do what the link suggests.
    
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Follow this guide to prevent Windows 8 from automatically installing drivers. You can re-enable it after the driver installation if you want to.

Then remove the driver using this method.

Install new drivers.
     
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Originally Posted by GanjaGeek View Post

Follow this guide to prevent Windows 8 from automatically installing drivers. You can re-enable it after the driver installation if you want to.

Then remove the driver using this method.

Install new drivers.

This is what I was looking for thank you!
 
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Windows7 Proffesional 64bit Acer 23" LCD Logitech G15 Corsair GS600 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8P67 EVO Calibre GTX 480 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 LG DVD What ever is being tested Windows 7 professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" Generic High Power Astro PT 700w Antec 900/TBD 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p Acer 23" 1080p Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech Enermax Max Revo 1350 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB LG Blu Ray/HD DVD Enzotech SCW-REV.A Swiftech MCR320-QP-K x2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows7 Proffesional 64bit Acer 23" LCD Logitech G15 Corsair GS600 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom White Custom Mods Logitech G5 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8P67 EVO Calibre GTX 480 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 2 LG DVD What ever is being tested Windows 7 professional 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" Generic High Power Astro PT 700w Antec 900/TBD 
MouseMouse Pad
ooold Microsoft POS Wood 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 SLI GTX Titans Samsung Green 30nm 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Vertex 3 240GB raid0 WD Caviar Black 1TB Dual Loop Water Cooling Windows7 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Achieva Shimian 27" 1440p Acer 23" 1080p Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mech Enermax Max Revo 1350 
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Np dude, glad I could help smile.gif
     
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