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Windows10 has been messing with my graphics driver




Last week Windows10 attempted to update the graphics driver on my computer and failed with this error 0x800705b4. When I rebooted my PC over the weekend I noticed that my graphics resolution had gone down and changed it back to my usual resolution.
Then, when playing a browser game, I noticed how slow it was and checked a bit closer my display settings. Apparently my NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT driver had been replaced by some Microsoft Basic Display Driver; see also this discussion.



I visited NVIDIAs web site for driver downloads ( German site in my case ) and first let it detect my installed graphics hardware. Before that worked okay I had to upgrade my Java. Finally NVIDIA correctly detected my graphics hardware and offered me the correct driver download. Everything back to normal now, after roughly one hour wasted and two reboots.

Dear Microsoft, how about the following: when you fail to upgrade software on my computer, can you please leave it like it was before instead of installing some different software without my permission ?



4 blog comments below

This is probably one of the biggest reasons I don't want to install Windows 10 - particularly the free version. I hate it that Microsoft is taking control of everything, particularly those parts of the computer that really is not any of its business and where it starts to conflict with other vendors.
deanhills on Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:57 pm
I have noticed that Windows wants to control everything as well. Upgraded (I use the term loosely) my laptop to 10 but will not do my desktop.
@Dean: That is 10 period - free upgrade or not.
standready on Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:26 pm
That sound strange Stand. I stand corrected but I'd have thought they'd have had the equivalent of Windows 10 Enterprise for Business? Maybe that happens at the level of commercial volume licensing only?
deanhills on Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:49 pm
Yeah, it did the same thing to my touchpad driver. Now I've lost all gestures. Windows 10 fixed a lot of stuff in Windows 8.1, but it has taken many steps back as well. My Desktop is sticking with Windows 7, no question.
william on Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:35 am



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