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I have a HP EliteBook 8540w with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M graphics card. After installing Windows 8 (64-bit), the following graphics driver has been installed:

NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.2)
Driver Provider: NVIDIA
Driver Date: 21.06.2012
Driver Version:
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

It's working just fine, except for the fact that it doesn't provide any accelerated OpenGL pixel format, that is, OpenGL is rendered using the generic Windows renderer.

Can anyone point me to a solution to install enable hardware accelerated OpenGL rendering?

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Answering myself: I've found and installed the following beta driver:

And now OpenGL renderes accelerated.

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