Jump to content
  • 0

Please help, what do I do?


XTheXDoctorX
 Share

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 3650 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Question

  • 0

Doctor,

I do have to ask this 1st. Why upgrade to Windows 8?

As far as I've seen, there is no advantage to this, especially on existing equipment.

It boils down to compatible drivers for your video graphics system on your Toshiba Satellite. Windows 8 itself is not the issue. The main problem seems to be video drivers that work correctly with Windows 8 & still allow SecondLife to sense them properly.

Laptop users should be especially aware of this upgrade since you do NOT have the luxury of being able to replace the Video Graphics system.

First, if you ran the Windows 8 Update rather than a Clean Install then do this first:

Perform a clean install of SecondLife

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/How-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-Second-Life...

Here is the Windows 8 Manual System File cleanup procedure since it's not in the procedure above.

 

Windows 8

  1. Using File Explorer -> Libraries / Computer / ( C: ) / Users / <username>
  2. Press the Continue button to get permission to obtain permanent permission edit this directory.
  3. From the View drop-down menu option select Options & Change Folder & Search Options
  4. Select the View Tab
  5. Under the Hidden Files and  Folders options click on the - O Show hidden files, folders & Drives radio button
  6. Push the Apply Button then the OK button.
  7. Open C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local and delete the contents of your Temp folder and the SecondLife folder.
  8. Uninstall Second Life using the Programs and Features tool in the Windows Control Panel.
  9. Download and install the latest release of the Second Life Viewer from http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.

Let us know if this does the trick!

 

Please post the Laptop Model information here so others with a similar laptop can offer additional assistance.

Please update your question [ ] with your status [ ] with additional information as follows: Select the Options drop-down menu to the right of your question and select Edit Question.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Doctor,

I do have to ask this 1st. Why upgrade to Windows 8?

As far as I've seen, there is no advantage to this, especially on existing equipment.

It boils down to compatible drivers for your video graphics system on your Toshiba Satellite. Windows 8 itself is not the issue. The main problem seems to be video drivers that work correctly with Windows 8 & still allow SecondLife to sense them properly.

Laptop users should be especially aware of this upgrade since you do NOT have the luxury of being able to replace the Video Graphics system.

First, if you ran the Windows 8 Update rather than a Clean Install then do this first:

Perform a clean install of SecondLife

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/How-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-Second-Life...

Here is the Windows 8 Manual System File cleanup procedure since it's not in the procedure above.

 

Windows 8

  1. Using File Explorer -> Libraries / Computer / ( C: ) / Users / <username>
  2. Press the Continue button to get permission to obtain permanent permission edit this directory.
  3. From the View drop-down menu option select Options & Change Folder & Search Options
  4. Select the View Tab
  5. Under the Hidden Files and  Folders options click on the - O Show hidden files, folders & Drives radio button
  6. Push the Apply Button then the OK button.
  7. Open C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local and delete the contents of your Temp folder and the SecondLife folder.
  8. Uninstall Second Life using the Programs and Features tool in the Windows Control Panel.
  9. Download and install the latest release of the Second Life Viewer from http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.

Let us know if this does the trick!

 

Please post the Laptop Model information here so others with a similar laptop can offer additional assistance.

Please update your question [ ] with your status [ ] with additional information as follows: Select the Options drop-down menu to the right of your question and select Edit Question.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Some older Intel graphics chips will not support OpenGL (the graphics system that is the basis for Second Life) on Windows 8, unfortunately.  Here's the word from Intel:

"Intel has no plans to release Windows 8 graphics drivers for the following Intel Graphics Controllers. However, updates for these graphics controllers may be available through Microsoft Windows Update*.
Desktop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Laptop graphics

Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Netbook and Tablet Graphics

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Intel® GMA 3150)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 600 (Intel® GMA 600)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500"

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 3650 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...