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cat doter
Jul 27, 2006



gonna need more cheese...australia has a lot of crackers

So I've had windows 10 installed on my system for about half an hour now, and why does some of the font rendering look like garbage? I mean, some of it looks fine, then I go into device manager and UGH what the gently caress, it's a blurry mess.

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dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




cat doter posted:

So I've had windows 10 installed on my system for about half an hour now, and why does some of the font rendering look like garbage? I mean, some of it looks fine, then I go into device manager and UGH what the gently caress, it's a blurry mess.

Because it IS a blurry mess. Because you have scaling over 100% and some windows get rendered at 100% and stretched.

You probably don't use Device Manager enough for it to be a dealbreaker, but yeah how the hell did they not catch that.

But you're right how the hell did they not update the Management Console to be scale-aware.

Party Boat
Oct 31, 2007

where did that other dog come from

who is he

For anyone who's wondering, I switched GPUs briefly in my W10 machine the other day (testing a part) and it didn't see this as a significant enough hardware change to invalidate my install. They were both AMD Radeon cards though and I don't know how ruthless it is with hardware IDs.

I'm doing a for reals upgrade to a 960 in a few weeks so fingers crossed it'll be fine with that. Has anyone been through the license transfer process yet? I never did it on W7 despite a full rebuild, I just dismissed all the notifications and after a week or so of no sign-ins from my old machine it automatically transferred over.

cat doter
Jul 27, 2006



gonna need more cheese...australia has a lot of crackers

Sir Unimaginative posted:

Because it IS a blurry mess. Because you have scaling over 100% and some windows get rendered at 100% and stretched.

You probably don't use Device Manager enough for it to be a dealbreaker, but yeah how the hell did they not catch that.

But you're right how the hell did they not update the Management Console to be scale-aware.

It's pretty odd, but yeah I go in there once a month at most. I didn't even turn scaling on anyway, so I'm wondering why it was on by default. Just turned it off anyway, scaling sucks.

Supradog
Sep 1, 2004

A POOOST!?!??! YEEAAAAHHHH

If your sound is not working in 5.1 mode with optical spdif it is a known bug.

codo27
Apr 21, 2008


Supradog posted:

If your sound is not working in 5.1 mode with optical spdif it is a known bug.

Good, its not just me

Funny, having trouble making my desktop stay in sleep mode, one of the power requests is from "USB audio device"...there is no USB audio device

Crotch Fruit
Jul 1, 2007

ASK ME ABOUT
CRUSTING MY
JORTS OVER THE
INTERNATIONAL
FEMINIST LEGO
AGENDA


Upgraded a clean install of Windows 7 with an older AMD GPU, whyen I right click the desktop and choose display settings I get:

Flagrama
Jun 19, 2010



Lipstick Apathy

Party Boat posted:

For anyone who's wondering, I switched GPUs briefly in my W10 machine the other day (testing a part) and it didn't see this as a significant enough hardware change to invalidate my install. They were both AMD Radeon cards though and I don't know how ruthless it is with hardware IDs.

I'm doing a for reals upgrade to a 960 in a few weeks so fingers crossed it'll be fine with that. Has anyone been through the license transfer process yet? I never did it on W7 despite a full rebuild, I just dismissed all the notifications and after a week or so of no sign-ins from my old machine it automatically transferred over.

Motherboards are usually the big thing that cause deactivation. Many times you change out the CPU as well and at that point you might as well consider it a completely different computer anyway.

Changing one piece of anything else is usually not enough to trip the deactivation. Just be careful with mass replacements/removals.

Belbos Computer
Nov 20, 2005

Fiat Lux, Big Bang, seven days, seven minutes, seven seconds, and a universe is born before your eyes.

Slippery Tilde

By and large I've been a big fan of 10, but they absolutely ruined OneDrive. In Windows 8 it was great that I could see all of my files -- even the ones that weren't on my hard-drive, but they took away this feature completely for some goddamned reason.

codo27
Apr 21, 2008


Oh yeah, whats up with file permissions? I wiped everything and did a clean install, so I don't know why this is happening. But I notice when trying to save a pic off the internet it says I don't have permission to save in My Pictures? Wtf? I tried taking a screenshot yesterday and the screen dimmed but nothing saved. Might be of consequence that my name under c:/users/[name] has a 2 added to the end for some reason.

Teketeketeketeke
Mar 11, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Enjoy Botnet!
[semi-overblown] guide to ameliorating some of it:


Also, I am pissed off because it seems like Microsoft will never deign to let me upgrade - stuck at the lovely "We're validating Windows 10 for your PC" --> "OK, notify me when ready" thing forever--presumably b/c I have some obscure lovely OEM hardware, but who knows... Is the mobo typically the problem?
Has anyone else actually had their PC's update roll out this late? I need to hear success stories

Teketeketeketeke fucked around with this message at Aug 11, 2015 around 14:14

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

The door blew shut but here's the deal
Dreams are lies, it's the dreaming that's real


What, all the Nazi stuff but no Micro$$$oft? What's the world coming to?

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



Slippery Tilde

I do wish people would stop posting those lovely tinfoil 'guides'

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006

THE CLAMPS!
or clamp like device




Most people don't know who Goebbels is. That image is worthless.

Biggus Dickus
May 18, 2005

Roadies know where to focus the spotlight.


Anyone else with a 4K monitor here? I have an issue that has carried over from Win7 where windows do not retain their sizes after the machine has gone to sleep.

I tend to pin windows to the left and right edges (so each one takes up 1920x2100-odd). Some Office apps seen to be OK but Chrome always ends up stuck to the top left corner. In addition, using Win+CL/CR only sizes those windows to quarter-screen top left/right rather than half screen left/right, until I use the mouse to drag them to the edge.

This is a clean install after upgrading, so there's no remnant of Win7 invoved.

xamphear
Apr 9, 2002

SILK FOR CALDÉ!

I've uninstalled "Get Office" from "Apps & Features" as well as by right clicking on it. It keeps coming back after reboots. This command, run in an elevated Power Shell, is supposed to completely remove the package from the system:
code:
Get-AppxPackage|? name -like *MicrosoftOfficeHub*|remove-appxpackage
So, if you're having this problem too, you could try this.

hooah
Feb 6, 2006
WTF?

Weird. I uninstalled mine soon after upgrading and it hasn't come back at all.

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004
No sense in punishing everyone

So here's two bugs I've encountered. Any help would be appreciated.

I'm running Win10 Enterprise because our KMS was just updated to support it. When I login to a local account everything works great except for Edge. It just straight up crashes and quits. When I log into my domain account, which has local admin rights, a few things don't work. The start menu will totally not load. The search function on the task bar doesn't work. Edge also crashes. I assume some of that is due to some weird policies being pushed down or something. Any ideas?


edit: Googling found a dude who made a batch file to fix it. Cool.

Jose Oquendo fucked around with this message at Aug 11, 2015 around 15:37

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

d0s posted:

A cool thing in windows 10 is how it tells you to "tap" everything regardless if you're using a touchscreen or not. You'd think they'd be able to detect if you actually have a touchscreen or not and dynamically change the wording based on that but I guess that's too advanced for the bangladesh programmer sweatshop this thing came from. Maybe it's because I went straight to 10 from 7 but I'm finding this OS really lovely from a UI standpoint, though under the hood it seems like a lot has changed for the better.

I swear I'm not an Apple fanboy and they're not perfect but MS really needs to start stealing from them some more

My Win10 desktop



My Macbook Pro



ribbons

The click vs tap thing was in Windows 8 as well. Also, File Explorer is so much better than Finder. Finder is bad software, and the ribbon actually good. Plus you know you can collapse it, right?

Double Punctuation
Dec 30, 2009

Ships were made for sinking;
Whiskey made for drinking;
If we were made of cellophane
We'd all get stinking drunk much faster!


For the Search privacy issue: Note that Cortana is uploading the "Basic" diagnostic information mentioned in the privacy settings and downloading a manifest in that screenshot, which is essentially a list of files that it may need in order to work properly. Because it's disabled, it doesn't actually need those files. What probably happened is some engineer figured that since most users will leave Bing turned on, that would be a good time to send the diagnostic information in, since you're going to be making an HTTP request anyway. To keep the code simple, everybody sends in the diagnostic information at the same time, that is, when they use the search bar. It saves lines of code, reduces network traffic for Bing and Cortana users, and eliminates yet another scheduled task.

Ur Getting Fatter
Jun 9, 2007

Fast Food Fight



Has anyone else had a problem with Explorer not automatically refreshing files/folders? E.G.: you create a new folder and you have to manually refresh the window for it to show.

It was a semi-common problem in Win 7/8 that was easily fixed with a registry tweak, but in Win 10 that same registry key doesn't exist so you can't change it.

JohnnyCanuck
May 28, 2004

Strong And/Or Free


Hey guys, posted this in the 10 preview thread, but didn't get anywhere with it.

I got the rollout notification, figured "what the hell", backed up my 7 environment, and did an in-place upgrade so I wouldn't have to reinstall all my poo poo.

Everything is working pretty well, still getting used to some of it... but my big issue is this: all of my Start Menu icons are blanks/generics. Any way to rebuild my start menu icons?

The new apps show up fine, but everything else is affected.

Double Punctuation
Dec 30, 2009

Ships were made for sinking;
Whiskey made for drinking;
If we were made of cellophane
We'd all get stinking drunk much faster!


JohnnyCanuck posted:

Hey guys, posted this in the 10 preview thread, but didn't get anywhere with it.

I got the rollout notification, figured "what the hell", backed up my 7 environment, and did an in-place upgrade so I wouldn't have to reinstall all my poo poo.

Everything is working pretty well, still getting used to some of it... but my big issue is this: all of my Start Menu icons are blanks/generics. Any way to rebuild my start menu icons?

The new apps show up fine, but everything else is affected.



Try using Disk Cleanup and selecting Thumbnails, then log out and back in.

EasyEW
Mar 8, 2006

I have saws for hands and am given to whimsy.

Skarsnik posted:

I do wish people would stop posting those lovely tinfoil 'guides'

Lifehacker did a privacy setting walkthrough that doesn't look like a Dr. Bronner's Soap label, if you'd prefer that.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!



Slippery Tilde

Well i don't see lots of red boxes and pictures of nazis, so yes that one works for me

Stick it in the OP maybe?

xylo
Feb 21, 2007


D. Ebdrup posted:

Sure, but my point is that if you're you can't know what else is sent over that established connection, unless you monitor it yourself 24/7.
How do people deal with monitoring push notifications on mobile devices on Android or iOS... wait. Wow we're all at risk and didn't even know it. Hey OP please add this info to page two.

porkinson
Jan 20, 2015


I was trying to upgrade my father's laptop, turns out someone installed pirated copy of windows 7 ultimate on it, which is stupid since he has a valid license for home premium that came with the laptop, is there anything I can do to downgrade to a legit version of windows, something that wouldn't involve reinstalling? Or am I SOL?

DemonMage
Oct 14, 2004


What happens in the course of duty is up to you...


If your upgrading to Windows 10 there's no compelling reason to bother. Just do the upgrade as is.

Magnus Praeda
Jul 18, 2003
The largess in the land.

DemonMage posted:

If your upgrading to Windows 10 there's no compelling reason to bother. Just do the upgrade as is.

If you upgrade to 10 from an illegitimate/pirated version, 10 isn't activated as legit either. He'd be better off backing up his files and doing a clean install of 7 and upgrading from there. It shouldn't take very long even on older hardware.

ElrondHubbard
Sep 14, 2007



Magnus Praeda posted:

If you upgrade to 10 from an illegitimate/pirated version, 10 isn't activated as legit either. He'd be better off backing up his files and doing a clean install of 7 and upgrading from there. It shouldn't take very long even on older hardware.

This.

Jeb! Repetition
Dec 24, 2012

Ask me about Briar Rose and Chicken Chaser


What's the verdict on Windows 10?

andipossess
Nov 8, 2009

Then one day, her mummy and daddy died suddenly.


Jewel Repetition posted:

What's the verdict on Windows 10?

Hung jury. We're going for a retrial in the coming months.

D. Ebdrup
Mar 13, 2009


xylo posted:

How do people deal with monitoring push notifications on mobile devices on Android or iOS... wait. Wow we're all at risk and didn't even know it. Hey OP please add this info to page two.



The only option is to abandon everything and become a hermit living in a cave as far from civilization as possible.

Party Boat
Oct 31, 2007

where did that other dog come from

who is he

Jewel Repetition posted:

What's the verdict on Windows 10?

Windows Ten Is Okay.

dissss
Nov 10, 2007


xylo posted:

How do people deal with monitoring push notifications on mobile devices on Android or iOS... wait. Wow we're all at risk and didn't even know it.

As I said before the deliberately obstructive Windows 10 installer does not help the 'something bad is going on' perception.

Choose sensible defaults or at least fix the UI.

ElrondHubbard
Sep 14, 2007



andipossess posted:

Hung jury. We're going for a retrial in the coming months.

This.

For people coming from 8.1, it's an improvement with the exception of bugs and missing features that they've promised to add in later. For people coming from 7, it's a lot more hit and miss.

Edit:
New cumulative update: KB3081436

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081436

ElrondHubbard fucked around with this message at Aug 11, 2015 around 20:08

Biggus Dickus
May 18, 2005

Roadies know where to focus the spotlight.


Ur Getting Fatter posted:

Has anyone else had a problem with Explorer not automatically refreshing files/folders? E.G.: you create a new folder and you have to manually refresh the window for it to show.

It was a semi-common problem in Win 7/8 that was easily fixed with a registry tweak, but in Win 10 that same registry key doesn't exist so you can't change it.

Not just you - during heavy copying sessions (eg lots of video from one HD to another) I get all kinds of weird things like blank folder names, switched file/folder names and the like.

Also: Winderp 10

r0ck0
Sep 12, 2004
r0ck0s p0zt m0d3rn lyf

Biggus Dickus posted:

Not just you - during heavy copying sessions (eg lots of video from one HD to another) I get all kinds of weird things like blank folder names, switched file/folder names and the like.


Did you try robocopy.exe from powershell or command line?

Biggus Dickus
May 18, 2005

Roadies know where to focus the spotlight.


r0ck0 posted:

Did you try robocopy.exe from powershell or command line?

Gah, I just dragged them in Explorer and left it going. :/

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XYZ
Aug 31, 2001



ElrondHubbard posted:

This.

For people coming from 8.1, it's an improvement with the exception of bugs and missing features that they've promised to add in later. For people coming from 7, it's a lot more hit and miss.

Edit:
New cumulative update: KB3081436

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081436

Nice, this tried to install, then said "Unable to complete update,, undoing changes" and restarted 4-5 times.

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