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i installed windows 8 fine, ran update fine, but then selected graphics card update on optional updates and now when i boot to windows all i get is a black screen! please help!!!!!!
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oh and it defo boots because i hear the sound of windows etc.. just doesn't show anything on the screen
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Can you boot into safe mode (hold down F8 during boot)? If not, you might have to push Fn-F8.

If you can get into safe mode, follow this to uninstall the problematic graphics update (those instructions are for 7 but I'm hoping that MS hasn't changed all that much here).

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i do but it freezes on a screen saying setting options or something! sorry
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You'll just have to reinstall & not update those drivers the next time...

Remember, Windows 8 Developer Preview is pre-beta software, only meant as a basic proof-of-concept framework; while it may look it, it's not a fully-fledged OS & all the new graphical gumpf they've added-in with the Metro UI is only optimised to work on the specific trimmed-down version of Windows 7 they built it on.

Change the graphics drivers, even to "better" ones, and you undermine the whole architecture...

And so, I can only say: Better luck next time!

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