Windows 8 problems caused by display drivers

Since the release of the beta version of the Windows 8 operating system, users have been coming up with complains about drivers not working properly. Some users are not able to run certain versions of the program that used to run with their Windows 7 operating system. You might recall that Microsoft claims that Windows 7 drivers and applications will work with Windows 8. So, these drivers ought to work rather than creating Windows 8 problems. The major reason for this is the jumping of Windows 8 driver versions from 6.1 to 6.2.

Display driver and Windows 8 problems

Incompatible display drivers cause graphic problems in Windows 8. These Windows 8 problems can be resolved by downloading and installing the latest updates from Windows.

For updating the drivers follow these steps:

  • At the Start screen, type Windows Update.
  • Click or tap Settings on the right side of the screen, and then select Install optional updates from the left results.
  • When the Windows Update control panel opens, click on Check for Updates on the top left corner to receive a fresh list of updates.

Occasionally, after you’ve installed the drivers, you may find the same updates listed until you scan again. If the user unknowingly opts update the driver, the system will show either a 0x80070103 or 0x800F020B error. To avoid this, always opt for Check for updates to perform another scan option. This will verify if any updates are needed.

The above-mentioned updating steps can be followed for any hardware driver, not just display drivers. Doing a version check once in a while will help you avoid driver related issues, not only in Windows 8, but in any operating systems.

Users can get rid of version checks when installing any program or application. Removing the version information about the application from the “.inf” file will help in continuing with the installation without worrying about the version of the driver or the program. But be sure that you are doing it right, for if anything goes wrong, the entire file may get corrupted and won’t work.

If you have any further clarifications or questions, you can contact Windows 8 support or Microsoft support anytime.