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Recently I installed Windows 8 in my desktop. It's actually 1440*900 monitor. The motherboard manufacturer didn't provided Windows 8 drivers yet. I guess, they wont as it's 2008 model. I have drivers for 7 which gave me correct resolution. But Windows 8 don't comes with 1440*900 driver for my monitor. Is there any way I can suppress the "Best driver installed bla bla" and use the drivers of Windows 7?

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Don't let Windows search for driver. Select that you want to pick the driver from a disk.

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(picture source: has a tutorial which explains it step by step:

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No. The above tutorial is actually give you option to install driver when there is no installer available. I meant different scenario. I select the driver files. Windows says, it installed the best after I choose custom driver. – Jones Jan 4 '13 at 9:49
click on "Let me pick a list of device drivers" and point to the path. – magicandre1981 Jan 4 '13 at 19:06
It didn't work. Because the available list of drivers comes with Windows installation, which don't have any 1440*900 driver. – Jones Jan 8 '13 at 11:11
@Jones which Monitor do you use? – magicandre1981 Jan 8 '13 at 13:26
Samsung SyncMaster 943nwx – Jones Jan 9 '13 at 10:42
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Display, Resolution, Graphics drivers mainly based on motherboard drivers. Since I have Intel G33/G31 Motherboard, I can't find the drivers from the official site. But however offered me a driver. Though I got this site while Googling, I find it's worth to try since the download link actually points to

As I hoped, it worked fine. Based on the update date I guess this driver might be released for CP of Windows 8 and later omitted from RTM. Anyhow I solved my problem again.

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Looking at the update driver window from device manager, you choose the "Let me pick" option, and then the "Have Disk" option, you will see the old Install from disk window with the A: drive shown. Browse and choose your driver files from this window and you will be able to Install any driver you want. Even if it don't work afterwards. But it is a way to force a driver install on Windows 8.1.

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