Video driver error starting Minecraft on W8 Consumer Preview

Dell Inspiron 1545 15.6" laptop intel 2....
April 29, 2012 at 11:53:12
Specs: Windows 8 Consumer Preview, 2.1 GHz / 3 GB
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and when I start Minecraft, I get this following message:

      Bad video card drivers!      
      -----------------------      

Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.



--- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
Generated 4/29/12 2:45 PM

Minecraft: Minecraft 1.2.5
OS: Windows NT (unknown) (x86) version 6.2
Java: 1.6.0_31, Sun Microsystems Inc.
VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Sun Microsystems Inc.
LWJGL: 2.4.2
[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311)
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
	at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:236)
	at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:657)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 54452c8 ----------

Can you suggest a fix?


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#1
April 29, 2012 at 11:56:42
Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.

This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.

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#2
April 29, 2012 at 15:09:01
The error message tells you exactly what's wrong = Bad video card drivers!

Windows 8 isn't ready for prime time. You shouldn't expect everything to work perfectly. Look for a compatible graphics driver.


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#3
June 3, 2012 at 09:20:20
It's easy to fix....

Step 1. go to device manager

Step 2. go to display adapters

Step 3. Right click your graphics

Step 4. Update driver software

Step 5. Choose browse my computer for software

Step 6. Choose let me pick from a list of drivers on my computer

Step 7. Then choose which ever driver works for you, mine was the ATI Radeon 3000.

GOOD LUCK ;)


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