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    Default Ati radeon Windows 8 driver download

    Hi guys,

    Last afternoon, I've installed Windows 8 Developer Preview edition on my pc and it seems that my graphics drivers is too old for Windows 8. I do not know where to download the latest ati radeon driver for windows 8 with limited knowledge.

    Can anyone help me in this win 8 case?

    any hints would be highly appreciated.
    Last edited by HongMay; 09-15-2011 at 01:24 AM.

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    Default Re: Ati radeon Windows 8 driver download

    Hi guys, I am having a similar problem with my Radeon HD 5700. Even when I install the newest catalyst I am stil getting errors such as this when trying to run graphic intensive programs:

    Bad video card drivers!
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    Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
    This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.



    --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
    Generated 3/2/12 9:07 PM

    Minecraft: Minecraft 1.1
    OS: Windows NT (unknown) (x86) version 6.2
    Java: 1.6.0_31, Sun Microsystems Inc.
    VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
    LWJGL: 2.4.2
    [failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

    org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelForma t(Native Method)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat (WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(Windo wsDisplay.java:185)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java :311)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
    at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.aI(Unknown Source)
    at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
    --- END ERROR REPORT fc12eef5 ----------

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    Default Re: Ati radeon Windows 8 driver download

    In my device manager I see 1 unknown device to which I have absolutely no clue what it is. But I don't think it is a display adapter, because under display adapters I have ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM v 1.20).

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    Default Re: Ati radeon Windows 8 driver download

    Hi everyone, I have been back with Windows 7 since my last post. I would like to give Windows 8 another try however, so I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about updated drivers?

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    Default Re: Ati radeon Windows 8 driver download

    You might not see drivers until the RC comes out late spring time frame. It's possible ATI will develop new drivers before then, but who knows.

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    Default Re: Ati radeon Windows 8 driver download

    The immediate answer is, "there are NO Windows 8 drivers for anything". So there's no use asking!

    That may change at any time before Win-8 is finally released for sale in October 2012. But I'd not want to bet good money on it. If your computer can't operate with the drivers provided by Microsoft, then you shouldn't be trying to run Win-8 on that computer.

    So far the only PC that I've tried to run Win-8 on, unsuccessfully, was my homemade backup PC that is about 12 years old (more or less).

    I even installed it on a six year old Compaq desktop and it ran just fine.

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