I am wondering about installing Windows 8 on my five year old laptop (Core 2 Duo, 4 gigs of ram), but I have a concern about graphics drivers. It uses the integrated 945GM chipset, which is one of the chipsets that Intel won't release drivers for:
Intel has no plans to release Windows 8 graphics drivers for the following older Intel graphics controllers. However, updates for older graphics controllers may be available through Microsoft Windows Update.
What does that mean in practise? If I were to install Windows 8 on this machine would it be unable to display graphics properly, or just perform badly, or run in a degraded way, whatever that may mean?
Is there a way to check whether Microsoft have their own driver in Windows Update?
I am aware of the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which I assume would be able to check, but at the moment this laptop is only running Ubuntu!