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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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eightforums.com 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 DownloadAtoZ.com 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 WindowsUpdate.com.

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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