[Editor's note: This story has been updated with direct download links to drivers.]

NVIDIA released WHQL-certified GeForce drivers today for Windows 8.1 to coincide with the availability of the Windows 8.1 Release Preview from Microsoft.

You can install the new GeForce driver version 326.01 for Windows 8.1 from Windows Update after you install the Release Preview.

NVIDIA has long been committed to working with Microsoft to ensure the best possible Windows experience for GeForce users. Our close working relationship with Microsoft allows us to provide WHQL-certified GeForce drivers via Windows Update on Day 1 for key milestones such as this Release Preview.

It’s a substantial effort that requires hundreds of man years of engineering time and thousands of hours of testing and certification, but it’s essential to ensure optimal performance and stability for the world’s largest gaming and productivity platform.

For more information on Windows 8.1, please visit: http://windows.microsoft.com.

The list of supported GeForce GPUs for Windows 8 can be found here on NVIDIA.com.

Here are direct driver links:
Desktop GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 32-bit
Desktop GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit
Notebook GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 32-bit
Notebook GPUs: GeForce 326.01 for Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit

  • MagazinePuma .

    I noticed that my graphics card, ge force 750m sli, is not supported. When will it be supported? Or am I mistaken?

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  • Andrew Stringer

    is anyone else having problems with NVidia experience on windows 8.1 i.e. it doesn’t load but installs fine?

  • https://www.facebook.com/saneesh123 Saneesh Joseph

    Hi, After i updated to 8.1, my movie maker stopped working. Will it be solved when i update nvidia drivers?

  • Angelo Dayanghirang

    Chris how about geforce 710 m ? I update windows 8.1 ? where can i find the update to fix the nvidia ?

  • Animesh Budhoo

    hey.i have a toshiba p850 with both intel and nvidia graphic cards..i recently updated my windows from 8 to 8.1 and after that i cant run games like dota2 and farcry..also i can t find the nvidia settings in device manager..i dont know if its norma,just precising..any tipss?

  • Bernard de Asis

    cant install driver for nvidia geforce MX420

  • anurag

    i have hp envy k013 tx its a ultrabook which one the driver should i download because nvidia is not working at all..

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    Slava Shapiro
    Hi every one I have windows 8.1and I have problem with my nvidia driver,can somebody tell which driver I need instal on my comp.
    By the way I have a xtreamer ultra box need help.

  • Dennis L. Ayers

    Why does it take so long to update and install nvidia drivers??? I mean wow??? Like an hour or so???

  • mostafa mahgoub

    since i downloaded driver update, all games are slower frame rate per sec and then freezes>?????????????/11111111

  • Munesh Chauhan

    I am facing a similar problem related to Cuda5.5 install on Windows 8.1. I presume that when I was installing cuda 5.5 toolkit, I also selected graphic driver install option. Since win 8.1 already had a Nvidia graphic driver (of a different version than cuda), that resulted in a conflict. When I rebooted I am stuck at a blank screen. Now the issue is how to go into safe mode and uninstall the nvidia drivers. I referred many online forums and found that I need to have a recovery boot stick/cd. But I did not create it when win8.1 OS was functional. Since I upgraded free from windows 8 professional to windows 8.1, I need windows 8.1 recovery stick/cd. kindly advice if any one has some clue on this problem.

  • Jesse Johnson

    Hi all!
    I was just wondering why my games aren’t working on windows 8.1?
    I can’t get my Minecraft, Portal, Portal2 or Team fortress working…
    Every time I load a Steam game, it has a sort of orangey tint and after the VALVe intro has finished just closes. As for Minecraft, when I click “Play!”, it crashes!
    Please help!! =(
    ~The Edible Gazelle

  • Charles Mule

    ah guys am charles,am having problems with putting games on my toshiba windows 8.1 ,they are very slow what do i need to do?