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Windows 10 Update Is Causing An Old Problem To Return!
9/7/20 | self

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!


DESKTOP SCREENSHOT

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? 😒

Thanks

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

CPU
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


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: amd; microsoft; radeon; update; vanity; video; windows; windows10
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I haven't heard back from Microsoft or AMD since I contacted them! 8-(
1 posted on 09/07/2020 2:36:36 PM PDT by justme4now
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To: justme4now

What’s the problem - I like it!


2 posted on 09/07/2020 2:38:48 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: justme4now

Dump Windoze and install Linux. Problems solved.


3 posted on 09/07/2020 2:39:21 PM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ~you/base)
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To: vikingd00d

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.


4 posted on 09/07/2020 2:43:49 PM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selma.)
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To: justme4now

I’m staying with Win-7 Pro and all the protection Norton 360, MalwareBytes Premium and CCleaner Premiun provide. Win-10 sucks.


5 posted on 09/07/2020 2:44:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: justme4now

What’s your BIOS date?


6 posted on 09/07/2020 2:45:30 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper)
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To: justme4now

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 wasn’t happy. And someone else is usually helping me, no one was here and I didn’t know how to answer the questions. Infuriating! I have a change jar to get an Apple product next, if I live that long.


7 posted on 09/07/2020 2:49:59 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: justme4now

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 ...


8 posted on 09/07/2020 2:50:18 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: carriage_hill
I’m staying with Win-7 Pro and all the protection Norton 360, MalwareBytes Premium and CCleaner Premiun provide. Win-10 sucks.

That won't be a viable approach for very long.

9 posted on 09/07/2020 2:51:48 PM PDT by Sparticus (Primary the Tuesday group!)
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To: \/\/ayne

I don’t know but I could find out .. If I were interested in updating/flashing the bios.

I’m not.

Too many horror stories on doing that! 8-(


10 posted on 09/07/2020 2:51:49 PM PDT by justme4now (Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it)
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To: justme4now

Bill Gates strikes again.


11 posted on 09/07/2020 2:54:06 PM PDT by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: wally_bert

Pop for a ssd.


12 posted on 09/07/2020 2:54:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: justme4now

I know this doesn’t help.... but I have been building rigs for a long time. Only 1 AMD. Never again.


13 posted on 09/07/2020 2:55:25 PM PDT by Lagmeister
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To: justme4now
Just take a tab of LSD and your graphics will make sense. 😂
14 posted on 09/07/2020 2:55:46 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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A Windows Update Is Causing An Old Problem To Return!

There's a headline ya don't see every day.

But that's probably only because Microsoft doesn't update their OS every day...

15 posted on 09/07/2020 2:56:05 PM PDT by null and void (The Left weaponizes everything in the service of tyranny.)
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To: Sparticus

Actually, I find win 10 much better for graphics and memory management. Sorry.


16 posted on 09/07/2020 2:56:37 PM PDT by Lagmeister
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To: catnipman

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.


17 posted on 09/07/2020 2:57:41 PM PDT by justme4now (Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it)
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To: justme4now

Keep the hippies away. They will drop some acid and stare at your screen. You’ll never get them to go away.


18 posted on 09/07/2020 3:02:16 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell, 1984)
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To: catnipman

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!


19 posted on 09/07/2020 3:03:45 PM PDT by justme4now (Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it)
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To: Lagmeister
Actually, I find win 10 much better for graphics and memory management. Sorry.

No apologies needed for me. I agree with you.

20 posted on 09/07/2020 3:05:33 PM PDT by Sparticus (Primary the Tuesday group!)
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