Post by irvsp on Oct 18, 2017 21:13:04 GMT
As soon as it came up I scoured the settings. Surprised to see some on, like INK or the TABLET settings that I didn't need.
Problems I've uncovered (and will probably uncover more):
- Sound Drivers just wrong!!! This is a Dell XPS 8700, about 3 years old. Dell DOESN'T update these driver other than for the INITIAL W10 release long ago. Device Manager indicated that MS drivers are installed. Having a problem locating the proper drivers I have/had. Seems the drivers are still there and all the D/L's I can find either report a newer version is installed and stop or say the present version is installed and stop. This is causing volume and sound itself issues in some applications.
- Related to the above Dell's MaxxAudio seems to be partially working? Some pulldowns are blank and I can't adjust the sound basically. Neither the mixer here or in the sound app itself works well?
- Another Dell driver problem, the Card Reader. Dell has a few of these and although they work, it isn't the way they worked before the update. That is a 6-in-1 (actually 19 but slots are shared) card reader. Before those slots were labeled E:-J:. Once W10 booted, there was NONE of those drives should in File Explorer. However if I inserted a card into the slot it would be assigned E: (1st letter after the physical D: partition on one of my hard drives). If I used any slow individually it would make them all E:. If I had 2 different card types in then the 2nd would be F:. Not what I wanted. I loaded one of Dell's drivers and it then showed E: and F:... took another one and loaded it and I saw E:-G: and I:? Can't get all 6 back now?
- I have a 'fix' to remove the arrows from Desktop shortcuts. Found the Registry fix, entered it, closed the registry and they were gone. Great! Re-booted and there was a large black square on the lower left of the icon's where the arrows were. Took the KEY out of the registry and rebooted. Back to the arrows, but then I used UWT (Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4) that does it too, and that works and survives booting.
I'm pretty sure I'll discover more, and probably more once my wife Updates, similar systems but who can be sure what will happen?
EDIT: Found another. Keep getting asked for my HP Wireless Printer 7525 CD to be put in, says the install isn't complete? Printer works fine though?
I really find it hard to believe that with all the testing by 'normal users' as Insider's that NONE had hit this problem? Dell systems are quite common.
Of course MS is know to 'do what they want' and 'sneak in' extra stuff on a release that no one had seen or tested. Probably too soon to see hits on the web about the above problems I guess. I'm might just try the MS forums, but I've never had luck there other than others saying they have the same problem.