Sunday, August 30, 2015

Windows 10 Update - Flickering pain

So I decided it would be a great idea to upgrade on my home machines to Windows 10. I had already updated my laptop and had had NO issues with it. Not so smoothly with my desktop.

What ended up happening was that as soon as I logged in, the screen would start to flicker, a lot, as in almost to the point of inducing migraines! After a few minutes digging, I found the below solution, and link.

Step 1: Open Task Manager. You can do this by hitting ctrl+alt+delete and selecting Task Manager from the list that appears
Step 2: In the top left corner, hit “File” and select “run new task” from the drop down menu.
Step 3: Type “msconfig” into the box.
Step 4: A new box will open. In this new box, select the Service tab.
Step 5: Scroll through the list and search for “problem reports and solutions control panel support” and “windows error report service.”
Step 6: Disable the two items by clicking the checked box beside them. The check should disappear.
Step 7: Click Apply, then click OK.
Step 8: You may be prompted to restart your computer. This is not necessary, but definitely recommended.
If your computer uses Norton Antivirus, upon restart, it will probably be a good idea to update the Norton program (hopefully the program will prompt you to update). If you do not use Norton, you still might want to run an antivirus scan and even perhaps an anti malware scan.
After that, your PC should be in good shape. Enjoy Windows 10! And remember, if you don’t like it, I’ve read that for a month you have the option to revert back to your old OS. If you want to, a quick internet search will bring up an easy step by step process (but remember to always back up your info before switching an OS!!).
Hope everything starts working again! Have a good night!

Hope this helps anyone else who may be facing the same strange MS crap!

Peace out, YO!