Skip to comments.Windows 10 Update Is Causing An Old Problem To Return!
Posted on 09/07/2020 2:36:36 PM PDT by justme4now
The other night I was forced to take the latest windows 10 update .. again!
I keep having to 'rollback' to the 'previous' version because of what happens to my graphics!
(I know what causes the graphics problem but not why there is this this new problem!)
Let me explain ...
A few years ago I went through a similar mess that took me almost a year to solve!
Below is a screenshot of what that (and this) cumalative update does to my colors/graphics!
It took a while but I found that on these updates ... Microsoft would delete my AMD graphics driver and the Radeon dashboard and turn my color depth to 10 bpc instead of the 8 bpc it operates at.
(bits per channel. 8bpc is what most codecs work with.)
After discovering the cause of my problem .. almost a year later, I was able to download and install the radeon dashboard and driver that allowed me to reset my color depth to 8 bpc.
(That was then)
Even though at that time, it was the Crimson version of the AMD software and not what I have installed now.
(Now it's Adrenalin)
This is the AMD dashboard that I have installed now and how I change the settings.
(On this rolled-back, non updated version)
RADEON SOFTWARE DASHBOARD
SETTINGS AREA OF CARD
(See the color depth setting? Left side down six.)
So what's my problem?
With this update, Microsoft is blocking every attempt at my trying to install a correct driver or any AMD software!!
I had no problem in installing this current software on this windows 10 version, but I can't install the same software on the new update even though AMD says this software is correct for the new update!
(Microsoft is blocking it!
(Yes, I turned my malware and virus protection off)
Oh yeah, you can't deny or rollback the update forever .. unless you are on a pro or business version of windows 10!
Is it too late to say that ..
I hope that I haven't confused Everyone? 😒
The following is what I hope will be helpful info on what my graphics consist of.
(Chipset, no actual video card)
Graphics Card Manufacturer - Powered by AMD
AMD A10-7800 Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 2 Cores
AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics - Primary/Integrated
VRAM - 1024 MB - DDR3 800 MHz
Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon(TM) R7 Graphics
What’s the problem - I like it!
Dump Windoze and install Linux. Problems solved.
I am going to make one of my older laptops a Linux only box.
The HDD failed a few months ago. It’s an M6700 and in overall good shape.
Live Ubuntu runs on it well.
I’m staying with Win-7 Pro and all the protection Norton 360, MalwareBytes Premium and CCleaner Premiun provide. Win-10 sucks.
What’s your BIOS date?
I am far from computer savvy but when I opened my computer and had to go through the whole introduction thing before I could get anywhere, I wasnt happy. And someone else is usually helping me, no one was here and I didnt know how to answer the questions. Infuriating! I have a change jar to get an Apple product next, if I live that long.
it’s not that difficult to turn off updates on W10 ... there’s a few services that need to be disabled as well as a few tasks ...
as far as the driver issue is concerned, try uninstalling the radeon driver from “Device Drivers” in Control Panel (but don’t delete the driver files themselves) and then immediately install the new driver software ...
That won't be a viable approach for very long.
I don’t know but I could find out .. If I were interested in updating/flashing the bios.
Too many horror stories on doing that! 8-(
Bill Gates strikes again.
Pop for a ssd.
I know this doesn’t help.... but I have been building rigs for a long time. Only 1 AMD. Never again.
There's a headline ya don't see every day.
But that's probably only because Microsoft doesn't update their OS every day...
Actually, I find win 10 much better for graphics and memory management. Sorry.
As I said, You cannot turn off the updates permanently unless you are on a pro or business version of windows 10.
Believe Me, I went around and around on this subject a few years ago and nothing has changed.
Microsoft gives you a number of chances to roll back to your previous version but after that .. You Will be forced into the update.
Keep the hippies away. They will drop some acid and stare at your screen. You’ll never get them to go away.
To install a new software driver of AMD, they clean out all of the old software before the new install.
Heck, after Microsoft has updated and screwed up my graphics, I went and looked.
In the driver section I could find NO version of Any driver and what’s more .. in the driver properties area it said: “This device has been disabled because of conflicts”
This is their own doing!
No apologies needed for me. I agree with you.
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