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    bassfisher6522

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    Well no matter how much I try to trick, tweak, update drivers, use alternative drivers... my current system hardware just doesn't like windows 8. So I'm sadly reporting that I've returned to windows 7 until I replace all my hardware, which is not likely to happen any time soon.

    The really sad part about this is, I truly enjoyed using windows 8 Pro. Once you get around the quirkiness of the metro screen, it's quite nice. I'll still be stopping in this forum now and again...if nothing else just to add my 2 cents worth.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, Bass. You must have just hit an unlucky bunch of hardware I guess.
     
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    It just outdated is all, mainly the mobo...but I gave it a shot any way with the RP and 8 pro.
     
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    Ah that's a shame!

    Was it a component in particular that cause the problem (mobo / graphics card I guess?) - perhaps in time some clever people will have figured out how to get them working fully on Windows 8 :).
     
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    I think it's my mobo, no chipset driver as far as hardware goes. I really think it might have been the way I installed and had the dual boot set up. So I'm thinking this weekend I just go balls to the wall and install on one and only one drive and see how that works.
     
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    Which motherboard have you got? Perhaps we may be able to find some working chipset drivers for you :)
     
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    Asus M4N78 Pro
     
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    Yeah, an AMD board. I'm beginning to suspect that the AMD-based systems are having more issues with Windows 8 than others.

    Have you tried using the latest nForce and GeForce drivers? Downloaded directly from the AMD website?

    Click HERE

    P.S.
    Also, your VIA audio chipset is not supported at the VIA website. Here's their explanation:
     
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    Yeah..I've been all over their sites...along with some other guys...just come up empty handed...it's time for some upgrades...it's still a good system...
     
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    I've been extremely lucky in terms of hardware compatibility; Windows 8 had/found drivers for all the components in my system, whereas Windows 7 couldn't even get the network adapter working much less the chipset. It was a huge pain in the ass to scour HP's site for all the drivers and install them one by one. The only driver I downloaded and installed for 8 was Catalyst. 8 had a driver for my Radeon, but for obvious reasons I prefer Catalyst.
     
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    Well...I'm back...lol. I've reinstalled 8, this time on OS on one drive....so far so good....sound driver works this time...one down and one to go
     
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