Originally posted by: dima.lebedinsky Hi,
I've faced and issues with drivers for Windows 8 for notebook card Radeon HD 5650 1gb. Installing any drivers with support for win 8 lead to black screen.
This issue was tested both with 12.10 and 12.11 beta on fresh win 8 x64 installation. Same drivers are ok for Win 7 but on win 8 they lead to black sreen. well, after message that screen may blink - after 2 hours nothing changes tested 3 times Only recovery to restore point help after. win 8 cann't even load.
I've filled bug report but maybe you can help with this? or what should I expect?
Currently windows in device manages show that video card is running on default drivers and also has (!) sign on device.
Ok, you installed Windows 8 on your laptop and you are having issues.....questions (and really the only questions that matter)
- Does your laptop manufacturer currently sell your specific model laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed?
- When you go to their website and look up the drivers for you laptop do you see drivers available for your specific model laptop for Windows 8?
If the answer is no, then you need to restore your laptop back to the OS that it was on when you purchased it.....why you may ask? Laptops are proprietary to the laptop manufacturer, that being said they almost always take reference drivers and throw them in a blender add/take away a bunch of stuff so that they meet their specification needs and the end result is the drivers no longer look/behave anything like the reference version of the driver.
If you want to load a brand new OS on anything and expect it to work ok, do so on a desktop that you built with reference components......NEVER....I repeat....NEVER do so on a laptop/notebook.
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