Minecraft errors -_-

so i recently installed windows 8 on my computer and i downloaded minecraft to install and play. i launch the game and get this error

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 1/30/13 6:10 PM

-- System Details --
Minecraft Version: 1.4.7
Operating System: Windows 8 (x86) version 6.2
Java Version: 1.7.0_11, Oracle Corporation
Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
Memory: 420965392 bytes (401 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
AABB Pool Size: 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) allocated, 0 (0 bytes; 0 MB) used
Suspicious classes: No suspicious classes found.
IntCache: cache: 0, tcache: 0, allocated: 0, tallocated: 0
LWJGL: 2.4.2
OpenGL: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null
Is Modded: Probably not. Jar signature remains and client brand is untouched.
Type: Client (map_client.txt)
Texture Pack: Default
Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)
Vec3 Pool Size: ~~ERROR~~ NullPointerException: null[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:232)
at asq.a(SourceFile:56)
at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:515)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
--- END ERROR REPORT 3b21b9df ----------

back when i had windows 7 i never encountered this problem. these are my laptop's specs
Product Name CQ62-410US
Product Number XG958UA#ABA
Microprocessor 2.20 GHZ / 800MHz FSB/ 1MB Cache) Intel Celeron Processor 900
Memory 2GB DDR3 System Memory (1 DIMM)
Memory Max 8GB
Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
Video Memory Up to 797MB
Hard Drive 250GB (7200RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6" diagonal High-Definition BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity

802.11b/g/n WLAN


Altec Lansing speakers

Keyboard 101-key compatible with full-size keyboard with One touch launch keys and Action keys
Pointing Device Touch Pad with integrated On/Off button and 2-way scroll pad support
Dimensions 14.72" (L)x 9.70" (W)x 1.25" (min H)/1.44" (max H)
Weight 5.50 lbs

Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Power-on password
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices


65W AC Adapter
6-Cell 47WHr Lithium-Ion Battery

What's In The Box integrated microphone

yea, i know, its a really low end pc but i could play MC on med settings and get about 28 fps when i had windows 7. i tried updating the drivers through device manager and through intel's site and device manager said i was up to date and the intel driver didnt work (canceled itself while starting). im wondering if any 1 knows the cause of this and also how i can fix. if you do please tell.

Thanks for your feedback
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  1. windows 8 and minecraft arnt compatible. Sorry.
  2. Downgrade back to windows 7, it is not supported by Windows 8.
    Likely will never be, it is a terrible OS.
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