It looks like ClearType might be coming back to at least one MS browser in the next Win10 update.
I need ClearType in a browser. I can't read text without it because the other type and anti-aliasing hurts my eyes.
I hope they can make IE also use ClearType but if it's just Edge that will be a start. I haven't read enough about it yet to know for sure.
OK. I've got two things I can try that's aren't too likely to mess things up in the future.
The worse thing about this is that it all works and I just don't like the username it forced on me.
I was just wondering if any niners had warnings about doing this beyond what the other sites had.
I have nothing important on the machine right now because it's a fresh install from two days ago.
I don't mind wiping it out. Since this started out as a WinXP install, upgraded with my Win8 Pro upgrade DVD then updated online to Win10, how exactly would I do a fresh re-install of Win10 on this so I can do this right.
I don't need to backup anything.
I might first try just making a new administrator account then deleting the annoyingly named one.
Last night I used my Win8 Upgrade DVD I bought quite a while ago but never used for more than a few days before formatting the drive and booting back into my Win7 drive.
I had XP on a drive so I installed the Win8 upgrade on that and once installed I did the Win10 upgrade right away.
QUESTION: I've been seeing lots of information about a strange feature that while not technically a problem, it's just annoying. It stumped me why I couldn't connect to my computer with my WDTV box before figuring out this weird feature too.
My USER\USERNAME folder is a weird truncated 5 letter version of my outlook.com e-mail address I use to log into the computer.
It's similar to this person's problem.
If I use the "Sign in with a local account instead" feature, what will I lose feature wise?
Will it then change my "C:\Users\stupidlooking5letterusername to whatever I want?
I don't care about Onedrive so I don't see any other feature logging in with an outlook account gives me. ???
Will it then change my "C:\Users\stupidlooking5letterusername" to whatever I want?
Is it easy to change this back if it has adverse effects?
I tried that Fixit for Windows Update and BITS already but I just did it again and it says...
Service registration is missing or corrupt FIXED "green checkmark"
but Windows Update still gives me the same error
I'm trying the other manual method and I'm getting quite a few errors such as...
The module "wuaueng.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.
Make sure that "wuaueng.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and the retry again.
later... Nope, still doesn't work.
I'm guessing it's time to backup anything important and do a Reset This PC then go through re-installing all the basic stuff.
For years I've had to fix people's messed up computers and one thing that keeps coming up over and over (since XP) is Windows Update not working anymore.
Today I have a Win10 computer that's doing the same thing. In fact, Windows Update didn't work even before installing the Win10 (was bought with Win8 on it).
There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x8024402e)
I've searched everywhere and see it's not an uncommon problem but none of the instructions I'm finding help.
Why is Windows Update so easy to break?
I even ran SFC, which I something I haven't used in years, and some of the Windows Update components seem messed up.
[DIRSD OWNER WARNING] Directory [ml:96................C:\Windows\diagnostics\system\WindowsUpdate" is not owned but specifies SDDL in component Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateDiagnoastic, pA.....
Is there any way to just re-install all of the Windows Update components in Win10?
It's always Windows Update that's the last problem I can't manage to fix after clearing malware off people machines.
I've never tried the Reset This PC option before. Hopefully I won't have to resort to that.
Well, that's kind of what I was expecting.
I guess we'll see in a year when people start testing it out.