[SOLVED] Houdini freezing under Win8 x64

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EDIT (Solution):
I downgraded my NVIDIA Drivers to 295, now it works like a charm!

Hello guys,
So is there official support for Windows 8 yet?
It starts just fine and I can work with it for like 5 minutes but then it freezes when I am for example pressing tab in the network view and start entering letters. No way of getting it back to work, have to kill the process…
Anyone knows this issue? I am eager to learn Houdini and I installed it on Win7 some months ago with no problems. I also tried running it in compatibility mode with no success.
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So over 30 views and no one knows anything? :-(
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Could you post your system specs? It's hard to help without knowing what's inside your machine.

Houdini has been tested to run in Windows 8 on both Nvidia and AMD cards.
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Hello and thank you for your reply.
The strange thing is, that not the program itself seems to crash but rather the display of the work area. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like after I un-maximize the window and re-maximize it.
Houdini does not seem to be hanged up but rather the display of it is crashed. Despite I can't close the program via the X button it isn't marked as not responding in the task manager.

http://i.imgur.com/Kap3t.jpg [i.imgur.com]

EDIT: I also tried switching to older versions of OpenGL but still the same Issue. Also upgraded Graphics driver from regular one to latest beta.
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So over 30 views and no one knows anything? :-(

yep I'm also getting this exact same problem now, can use Houdini for about 1~2 min before it breaks, have to kill the process.

specs:
win8 x64
Geforce GTX 560m, driver v310.70
H12.1.180
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There appears to be a problem with Win8 and the Nvidia 310 series drivers when used with Houdini. Try installing the 304 or 306 driver instead; that should solve the hang. This does not affect Win7 or Linux - Nvidia 310 works fine there. We have filed a report with Nvidia about this.
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We have filed a report with Nvidia about this.

Any news? I can't run both Houdini and Farcry3 (it needs the beta drivers)… so no Houdini for now
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Nvidia has fixed the problem in the Quadro 311.15 driver that is currently available from their website.

However, the fix for the GEForce driver will not be available until the 319 series is released, which appears to be in the spring timeframe according to Nvidia. Until then, GEForce users will need to use the 306.97 driver (or earlier driver). I will post a new message when we verify that the GEForce driver is fixed.

Again, you only need this driver fix if you are running Windows 8.
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I just tried out the latest driver to see if things are improving: GeForce 314.07 Driver

But nope.. now it even freezes at the splash screen!

Isn't there anything we can do about this as a community?
It keeps getting worse with every release, so maybe we should spam nvidia..
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I just tried out the latest driver to see if things are improving: GeForce 314.07 Driver

But nope.. now it even freezes at the splash screen!

Isn't there anything we can do about this as a community?
It keeps getting worse with every release, so maybe we should spam nvidia..
Same thing - freezes on 314.
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However, the fix for the GEForce driver will not be available until the 319 series is released, which appears to be in the spring timeframe according to Nvidia. Until then, GEForce users will need to use the 306.97 driver (or earlier driver). I will post a new message when we verify that the GEForce driver is fixed.

Again, you only need this driver fix if you are running Windows 8.

Thought I'd repost this for those of you that missed it……
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Thought I'd repost this for those of you that missed it……

Ah yes thanks, somehow I missed this.
Now the waiting game..
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This bug related only to 12.1 version? In 12.0, on windows 8 x64, that bug was not appear? I understand correctly?
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Hangs on too.
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I'm happy to report that with latest beta drivers ver.320 there is no freezes anymore.
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