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I had alot of trouble nailing down why my Windows 8 installs kept BSODing on me until I read the release notes for VirtuaMVP and saw you MUST uninstall the thing before upgrading to new NVIDIA drivers or it will cause this, since that time I've been perfectly stable. I am very afraid to install VirtuaMVP now because of how many times I had to reinstall Windows 8 because of this bug. Now I have read the newest release notes for the 2nd generation version and it states:

Fix Updating/Downgrading GPU vendor driver may produce a BSOD on Windows boot

I'm still very afraid to try it out frown.gif If it BSOD's I'll loose everything and Windows 8 makes it impossible to boot into safe mode unless you are already in the Metro UI. Anyways what do you guys think of this claim? Have you tested it to find out whether it will still crash if you try upgrading NVIDIA without uninstalling it first?

Windows 8 kept upgrading the driver itself and would cause my BSOD, sometimes I caused it by upgrading the driver to a beta, until I found out VirtuaMVP had to be uninstalled prior to doing this stuff.
Edited by nature1ders - 3/26/13 at 3:09pm
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Should be fine to update now.

If you are REALLY afraid, take backup of everything first. But I don't see why you should be when it clearly says its fixed.

And if you want to go in to safe mode, its nothing worse than to push F8 right before windows starts to load thumb.gif
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