Does anyone know how to fix the problem with windows 10 rendering the video card unstable? Driver is up to date and SolidWorks recommended.
There are a few threads that have been created around the same scenario to do with Windows 10. Not knowing your specific details, perhaps you could try the search glass (top right corner) and see if you find anything that might help?
You checked the driver.
Which video card do you have?
I have the Nvidia Quadro K100M
Driver is the current SW recommended Version 354.42
Running SolidWorks 2016 SP4
Windows 10 on a HP ZBook 15
Everything was fine before I upgraded to Windows 10
What version of Windows 10 is it? Home? Pro? etc...
Do you mean K1100M? K100M is not listed.
Contact your VAR, maybe something else wrong.
Yes, K1100M, oops.
Windows 10 Pro
I've been working with my VAR for about 2 weeks now and we haven't had any lasting success
Can you roll back to your previous version of Windows?
That's pretty much what I'm getting down to. I was just talking to my IT guy and we're going to try a clean install of windows 10 and solidworks 2016. The windows 10 install may not have been from scratch. If that doesn't work, I believe we will try going back to windows 8.
Thanks all for your input
Allison Kavanaugh, have you tried reinstalling the video driver? That should be much faster and easier than reinstalling W10 or SWX16.
Here's a post I found that is EXACTLY the same situation as you. I didn't log in to follow the comments but maybe it's worth you doing so ???? https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/920452/driver-issues-nvidia-quadro-k1100m-windows-10/
Does this help? Run in Win 8 compatibility mode.
I tried that a couple of times but I could try it again. Originally I tried an older driver which seemed to fix a problem but caused other problems.
Get your IT guy just to double check these things first
Reading a few posts on google and it turns out that Windows 10 is actually quite wicked in what it does in the background these days without you knowing.............
Glad I stuck with 8.1 now
Yep, tried that. No good.
Thanks Dave. There are no responses to that thread but I put "having the same problem, any solutions?" up there.
Since all was good until you installed W10 is there any way you can get help from MicroSoft?
Video card driver is up to date
Already turned off the graphics switching in the BIOS to force use the Nvidia card.
I've been reading about the same wickedness with Windows 10 in the background. Pretty crazy.
When was the last time you downloaded the latest driver files for the graphics card Allison? (approximately)
I have not tried contacting Microsoft yet. I wonder how knowledgeable they will be about SolidWorks issues.
I believe the latest driver was downloaded on or around 8/12/16
Hmmm, In this situation I think the best fix would be to have a lunch break and accidently knock your very full beverage all over your keyboard ensuring that smoke, sparks and small blue flames ensued............... problem solved.
Dave Bear, That reminds me of a place I worked where we had an electronic unit that came to our repair department with a note on it. It said "It worked just fine until smoke came out. Please put the smoke back in."
Dave Bear wrote: Get your IT guy just to double check these things firstMake sure Video card drivers are up to dateIf dual video cards are present (like on a laptop) disable the intel card or force the better card to run the program (Nvidia control panel) Reading a few posts on google and it turns out that Windows 10 is actually quite wicked in what it does in the background these days without you knowing............. Glad I stuck with 8.1 now
Dave Bear wrote:
I'm glad I'm still using Win 7.
That's Brilliant Dennis!
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