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    Default windows 8 asks me to reinstall graphics driver. How do I reinstall graphics driver?

    Hello everyone,

    Please help me!

    I have run windows 8 consumer preview for two months and had ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series graphics card installed. Recently, when I log on to my computer an error message opens up saying that I need to reinstall it. It gives the option to search for help online, but every time it fails to find to reinstall it.

    How do I reinstall it and make it work? Thanks.

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    Default Re: windows 8 asks me to reinstall graphics driver. How do I reinstall graphics driver?

    If you are still using Win 8 CP then the best alternative is to clean install Win 8 RP. This will do a couple things, first it will most likely fix your problem since something sounds like it corrupted your install. This will bring you up to the latest beta OS. Second, when Win 8 is released there is an upgrade path from Win 8 RP, there is NOT an upgrade path from Win 8 CP to Win 8.

    If you have Win 8 RP installed you will qualify for the Upgrade pricing of $40. If you still have Win 8 CP, you do not qualify.
    Last edited by Medico; 07-16-2012 at 08:35 AM.

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    Default Re: windows 8 asks me to reinstall graphics driver. How do I reinstall graphics driver?

    After all that..... go to the ATI web site and look for Windows 8 video drivers.
    Many companies today are burning the midnight oil, writing Win-8 drivers for their most popular video cards.

    I got Win-8 drivers for my own (NEW) NVidea GeForce 210 video card, by just going to the GeForce web site.

    Good Luck Mate!

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    Default Re: windows 8 asks me to reinstall graphics driver. How do I reinstall graphics driver?

    Yes, I agree with Ted totally. Windows 8 consumer preview has many bugs which has been fixed in windows 8 Release Preview. You need to do a clean install of operation system, then everything will be ok.

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    Default Re: windows 8 asks me to reinstall graphics driver. How do I reinstall graphics driver?

    Like threeone has stated, Win 8 CP was the 1st consumer beta, released on 02/29. On 05/31, RP was released, which fixed a lot of things. Most of the apps now works, in CP, only the Metro Weather & Mail apps did.

    And RP has a larger driver base, I'm just not sure that CP is really being supported right now, being that RP is going to lead to the finished OS. Once you install 8 RP, I believe that you'll enjoy Windows 8 pre-release software & that some of your issues will probably go away, but nothing's guaranteed with beta software.

    Here's everything that's needed to install & deploy Win 8 RC. It's complete & everything is there. Follow it carefully & you should be fine. Ask questions if needed.

    http://www.forumswindows8.com/instal...-file-6411.htm

    Best of Luck,
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