cant install intel win 8.1 drivers on win 8.0 system

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  1. Lnd27

    Lnd27 Notebook Evangelist

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    hello
    downgraded my system to windows 8 x 64
    and now cant install intel gpu and wifi drivers
    ill trued all compartiblity modes without succes((
    all drivers from dell and intell websites.

    this drivers for win7/win8.1/win10 and doesnot work on win 8

    my cpu are 6300hq and 8260 ac wifi card.

    thank you for any help
     
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    Why would you downgrade to Win 8?
     
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    couse later i will migrate entire win8 volume from my main systems.
    now checking compartibility etc
     
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    Do you've the latest .net framework ie 4.6.1? Sometimes apps are dependent on these framework. AFAIK, w8 support has ended and you'll need to be on w8.1 or the latest w8.1 update 3 for driver support and updates.
     
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    ye.. but its kind of stange: atleast win 7 drivers must do the job
    its something like intel block wi8 string in setup config file(
     
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    You can try modifying the inf file by replacing w8.1 strings with w8. But I'm unsure this method works or do worse things. To be safe, create a restore point before proceeding.
     
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    You can try modifying the inf file by replacing w8.1 strings with w8. But I'm unsure this method works or do worse things. To be safe, create a restore point before proceeding.
     
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    @Vasudev , can you provide more detailed info? where exactly inf file placed?
    i found one in temp foulder (after driver unpack) but no windows strings was found((
     
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    I wouldn't recommend doing that, since it can wreak your system. I thought that product was initially supported on 8 and later discontinued when 8.1 came out.
    If you unpack your drivers using 7-zip or similar tools you will find some inf files. Beware that incorrectly modifying inf files can wreak your Hardware as well, so I recommend you not to try it. By the way, w8 can be uppgraded through store app and it downloads some 700 megs to get you on 8.1.
    Give snappy driver installer a try/
     
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