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patriceterrier
Journeyman III

Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

I have downloaded the latest drivers: 8.930.7.0 for the Windows 8 consumer preview.

however i am still unable to run correctly any of my existing OpenGL applications

I am using an HP Pavilion dv7-6090ef with an AMD Radeon HD 6770 M

Any advice?

Thank you.

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stroia
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Try using the full driver package that you can get from here: http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Windows8ConsumerPreviewDrivers.aspx

I'm not sure where you got your driver, but if it is from Windows Update, then it potentially doesn't have OpenGL support, but the full driver package is offered by AMD, which you should be able to find from the link above.

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pillum
Adept II

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

I had this problem too

but resolved it with deinstalling the driver, using Driver Sweeper, reinstall from Windows Update and then install the full package from amd.com.

Dunno, why it has to be so complex

You can check, if it worked with GPU Caps Viewer. OpenGL Version shouldn't say "OpenGL GDI 1.1", which is the generic Microsoft OpenGL implementation.

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patriceterrier
Journeyman III

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Stroia--

I already downloaded and installed the AMD patch:

amd_catalyst_win8_consumer_preview_[rc10].exe

In the control panel in the "graphic card" section i can see two lines:

/!\ AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (Engineering Sample - WDDM v1.20)

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.2)

See the exclamation mark in front of the first line.

And when i popup the properties dialog in the General TAB i have this message:

This device is unable to start (Code 10)

Note: The messages are displayed in french on my computer, thus my translation couldn't be perfect.

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lygos1988
Journeyman III

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Hello i wana ask about  switchable graphics driver ati 5650+intel hd "first generation" for win8 x64 consumer previev.Because oficial drivers from amd not working for me...any ideas? thanks

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patriceterrier
Journeyman III

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Pillum--

I followed your recommendations, but no luck, OpenGL is so sluggish that it is almost unusable.

Now in the graphic card section of the device manager i see:

AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series

Intel(R) HD Graphics Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.2)

And I got this WARNING message

The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of

your enabled graphics adapter. Please update your AMD graphics

driver, or enable your AMD adapter using the Displays Manager.

En bref, c'est la galère !

Thank you.

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stroia
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Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Let me look further into this...

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stroia
Staff
Staff

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Hmm... Intel HD graphics doesn't sound right.  There is definitely some different drivers installed.  Let me check with our engineers on their recommended next steps and I'll get back to you.

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stroia
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Staff

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Is it possible to turn off the Integrated Intel graphics in the BIOS and try to uninstall and reinstall everything?  That might be the best option.

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patriceterrier
Journeyman III

Re: Windows 8 consumer preview and OpenGL

Stroia--

Turning off the intel graphic card in the Bios
hmm hmm!.

I think that the first quality of a new OS is how easy it is to install, for.... novice.

So far i would not recommend to install the Windows 8 consumer preview on an HP dv7-6090ef, especially for those wanting to use OpenGL, because the AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphic card doesn't work with it.

Patrice Terrier

www.zapsolution.com

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