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My Technic Lanucher does not start. It just has the screen that says "Technic Launcher". There is no .techniclauncher folder created, and I have to kill the process with task manager. There are no Windows 8 graphic drivers for my computer and I am using the latest version of Java. Why is this happening?

EDIT: I am using the graphic drivers that came with Windows. However, as Notch stated, these drivers are not optimal for gaming and stuff like that.

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Are you running it as Administrator? –  Frank Feb 8 '13 at 2:19
    
@fbueckert I am using the .jar file, even though I am on Windows. Both don't work either way. –  Jeffrey Lin Feb 8 '13 at 2:20
    
The .jar file just uses Java to run itself; if this is a UAC issue, pretty sure you still need to run it as Administrator. As a test, you could try disabling UAC entirely, and see what it does. –  Frank Feb 8 '13 at 2:27
    
What do you mean, "There are no Windows 8 graphic drivers for my computer"? What drivers are you using then? –  SevenSidedDie Feb 8 '13 at 2:27
    
@SevenSidedDie The default ones that came with Windows. –  Jeffrey Lin Feb 8 '13 at 2:34

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Various searches indicate that many people have problems with Technic Launcher using default Windows 8 video drivers. There is currently no fix. Either downgrade to Windows 7 or (assuming vanilla Minecraft runs at all) look into converting your map for FTB or another modpack that includes the same mods, but with a launcher that doesn't have these issues.

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FTB also randomly crashes, without an error log. –  Jeffrey Lin Feb 13 '13 at 2:08
    
Then downgrading to Windows 7 is the remaining option that doesn't involve installing all those mods manually. Or waiting until there are native graphics drivers that work with 8. –  SevenSidedDie Feb 13 '13 at 3:02

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