The All New Nvidia GeForce Driver Graphics 326.80

Windows 8 Drivers

           Graphics Drivers By Nvidia

No matter which Windows version you are using, Nvidia GeForce series always makes sure you can use your computer to its absolute limits and play the latest games with the highest technical specifications. The latest among Windows 8 drivers is the gaming driver, the 326.80 Beta version that provides the best gaming experience for Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Moreover, this driver update is most suited for Windows 8.1 Preview. The new driver provides a string of performance improvements for a large variety of games.

The graphics cards are dedicated hardware devices that help render complex high quality graphics in the fastest pace. Due to the complexity of the issue, the task is handled by a specialized card that is hooked on to the motherboard. The gaming drivers are software that run on such graphics cards and help make use of the raw strength of the graphics card. In order to render high quality graphics in real-time, you need top end graphics card as well as the most advanced graphics drivers.

Once you install the latest driver, you will see a remarkable improvement in the GeForce graphics card you use. Nvidia details the new driver will allow up to 19 percent for GPUs of the GeForce 400/500/600/700 series. This improvement is in comparison to the previous version of the driver, the 320.49 WHQL-certified drivers.

Although individual performance may vary from computer to computer, some of the measured improvements in gaming experience while using GeForce GTX 770 is 15 percent hike in performance when playing Dirt: Showdown and up to 6 percent hike when playing Tomb Raider. In the GeForce GTX 770 SLI, the improvement is upto 19 percent when playing Dirt: Showdown and upto 11 percent in F1 2012.

Gaming Drivers

             New Features For Windows 8

With the new Windows 8 drivers for graphics, you get to have the new PhysX System Software 9.13.0725 as well as HD Audio v1.3.26. The new driver installation includes support for applications that are built using CUDA 5.5 as well as earlier versions of CUDA Toolkit. You will get to know the superior gaming experience upon installation of the new graphics drivers.

The all-new gaming drivers are supported for a wide range of devices, which include OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-Series and all its later versions. The support for multiple languages that include CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP makes it a high priority update anticipated by the most serious gamers.

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How To Uninstall Windows 8 From Your Computer

Windows 8 Versions

                         Windows 8 OS

Even if Microsoft wanted to bring out a technology that could work well on touch centric computers, it was not appreciated much by most of the users. Windows 8 versions that were released two years back did not do well with the customers as expected. Most of the users who have already installed Windows 8 are planning to go back to the operating system that they have been using. A piece of advice for all those planning to uninstall Windows 8 – the best thing that you can do is install Windows 7 in the computer rather than Windows XP.

Since you have made up the decision, you need to prepare before you uninstall Windows 8 and install Windows 7 in the computer. You need to know about downgrading. Microsoft does not support downgrade practices as much as it supports upgrade. Moreover, you will not find any luck with the manufacturers as well. On the other hand, you can setup a dual boot in the system, that is you can use both the operating systems. However, this is not possible with every desktop computer.

Take a backup of every data that is available in the computer. Next, you will need the installation media for Windows 7 operating system. This can be either a disk or a USB. You can purchase it from some of the leading online stores that still sell a copy of Windows 7 OS. Make sure to get the product key as you need them for activation and a copy of the drivers.

desktop modeWindows 7 OS

               Windows 7 System

You need to enable Legacy boot and disable UEFI in Windows 8 OS. You need to enter the Advanced Startup mode and then go to the general settings to do the same. After which you will be able to move forward with the installation. Insert the installation disk. You need to enter the country or the region, type the time and currency along with the Keyboard layout that you use. Then on the license agreement page, you need to select the available check box in order to continue with the process. Since you are not upgrading from an older version, you need to select the custom installation option. In the next step, you have to select the location in the computer where you prefer the OS files to be saved.

Once you find the Windows logo on a black screen after the computer boots post file extraction, you can sit back and relax as the installation is about to finish. After installing the OS, do not forget to install the necessary drivers to the computer. In this way, you can get rid of any of the Windows 8 versions installed in the computer.

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What To Check Before Upgrading Your PC To Windows 8

Downloading Windows 8

             Windows 8 Upgrade

There are very simple options for downloading Windows 8 because it is the latest operating system from Microsoft. The software giant is in fact encouraging users of older Windows operating systems to migrate to the latest Windows versions. However, before you execute the Windows 8 download, it is advisable to look at a few things. Here is a list of things that you have to examine before getting a copy of Windows 8 for your PC.

Check whether your favourite applications are compatible with Windows 8

Windows 8 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and therefore should support all latest programs and applications. Nevertheless, it may not always support some of your favourite legacy applications. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to check whether your legacy applications are compatible with Windows 8. This is Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance.

Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to check compatibility of legacy applications in Windows 8

Windows 8 Upgrade assistance is a free service offered by Microsoft to help users check whether their legacy applications in older Windows versions are compatible in the new Windows operating system. Like downloading Windows 8, you can download Windows 8 Upgrade assistant from the Microsoft website. Upon installing Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on your PC, it will start scanning your PC (laptop or desktop). During the scan, the software will analyse the hardware components of your PC such as RAM, HD, Graphics card, processor, etc and give recommendations to you.

Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant

            Upgrade To Windows 8

Upon the completion of the scanning, a green or red light will be displayed. If the green light appears, it will indicate that your PC has the necessary hardware requirements to run Windows. If the red light appears, you should conclude that your PC is not strong enough to run Windows 8. Besides this indication, you will get a list of programs (programs installed in your PC at the moment) that are compatible and not compatible in Windows 8.

If a majority of your favourite legacy programs are not supported in Windows 8, it is better not to upgrade to Windows 8. Although you can run your legacy programs in Windows 8 with the help of virtual machines, it is not a permanent solution for the non-compatibility issue.

Microsoft hasn’t raised the hardware requirements for Windows 8 from Windows 7. However, before you upgrade your PC from an older operating system to Windows 8, it is highly recommended to check your system configuration and ensure that it is strong enough to support the new Windows OS.

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Procedure To Update Windows 8 Drivers

Windows 8 Drivers

         Windows 8 Drivers

Before you get into the update process, you need to see whether the Windows Update utility has automatically checked for driver updates, which can save you a lot of time. Actually, the problem is that not all Windows 8 drivers are available through Windows Update. However, there are many and it is the easiest way to move on.

For checking the available updates, you need to launch the Charms bar and click on Settings. Then, choose Change PC Settings and go to the Windows Update settings menu. Click on the Check for Updates Now button and see whether it finds any.

Windows 8 OS, by default, will automatically install updates during your next scheduled maintenance. This happens mostly in the night. You can anyway force the updates to be installed post-haste just by clicking on an available link that tells you the updates are ready to install.

If this fails, you can manually update the driver for your hardware. For that, you will need using the Device Manager feature. You can launch it by going to Start screen and typing ‘Device Manager’, then clicking on the Settings tab in the search menu. There you will see the Device Manager, which will launch in Desktop Mode.

Updating Windows 8 drivers in the Desktop Mode is simple. First, find the component you would like to update; then right-click on it, and choose Update Driver Software. You will then have the option for having Windows search for drivers. However, if you have come this far then you can go for the second option, which allows you to manually select a location where you have downloaded drivers for your device.

Windows Update Utility

             Update Drivers

Not all manufacturers provide drivers that are specifically made for Windows 8, but in case, a given hardware is having issues after upgrading, you can download the required drivers from the manufacturer’s website. Another thing you can do is to install the drivers using the disc provided with the hardware.

Note that some of the hardware components that run perfectly on earlier Windows versions may not be compatible with Windows 8. So checking the hardware specifications by visiting the Windows 8 support site is a good option here. Alternatively, you can contact our technical support team for any assistance with updating your Windows 8 components.

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Upgrade To Windows 7 Or Windows 8 According To Your Requirements

Downloading Windows 8

                  Features Of Windows 8

After the release of Windows 8, many Windows XP users were confused about which operating system to upgrade to. Earlier, they could blindly upgrade to Windows 7 without a second thought. However, with the release of Windows 8, most of the Windows XP users are carrying out Windows 7 vs Windows 8 comparison before making an upgrade. In this post, we will take you through the features of both the operating systems and you may choose the right one as per your requirements.

Legacy apps of Windows 8

If you are running a business and it requires installation of various legacy apps, then it is advisable to avoid Windows 8. This is because when you try to run a legacy app in Windows 8, it takes you to the desktop environment from the Start screen. This is not a smooth process and you could be annoyed with the transition. The major disadvantage is that many of the old apps that work in the previous versions of Windows have not been designed to work smoothly on Windows 8. For instance, even the Microsoft Office suite program does not work smoothly from the Start screen of the operating system.

Compatibility

When you think of compatibility, Windows 8 should be your obvious choice. Even though most of the programs that are developed at present run on Windows 7 and Windows 8 alike, in the future, you are going to find more programs, which will be exclusively designed to work on Windows 8. The mainstream support for Windows 7 ends next year.

Windows 7 OS

                  Features Of Windows 7

Updates and upgrades

Even though Windows 8 did not go well with the users, Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update to the users, aimed to fix the flaws of the operating system. Therefore, after downloading Windows 8, users can upgrade to these updates free of cost. You could also expect many more updates and upgrades for the operating system in the near future. When it comes to Windows 7, it seems that you may no longer find a service pack for the operating system from Microsoft. The end of mainstream support for the operating system is nearing and the operating system would soon enter into the extended support phase.

If you wish to work with a futuristic operating system, then downloading Windows 8 and installing it would be the better choice. However, if you wish to keep things simple and smooth, then go for Windows 7 OS.

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