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Letters are not shown in particular apps -> white boxes

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Letters are not shown in particular apps -> white boxes


    I just upgraded Win 8 on my Acer Iconia W3 Tablet (x86) to Windows 8.1.
    But now I have the problem that in the settings-app and in the righten menu (e.g. the search-function) every text is just a white (or sometimes black) box.
    In other Apps and on the desktop-applications the text is displayed correctly; and before I have installed Windows 8.1 everything was fine too. Below are two screenshots which should describe the problem.
    How can I fix this issue?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Hi Leerzeichen and welcome! You may have to backup and clean install from beginning. Install 8 again then upgrade. Does that tablet come with recovery partition? Does it have utility to create usb flash recovery?

    Do you have latest firmware?

    Edit: This may be of help: Updating to Windows 8.1 on Acer Iconia W3 tablet - Acer Community the last post links to video drivers.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    I just installed the newest Windows updates (haven't checked them since I installed 8.1...), as written in the link, and now it works fine.
    Yes, my tablet has a recovery partition but since the updates took a few hours to install I wanted to know if there was any other way to fix it. It was probably the old display driver (but anyway it's weird that only 1(2) applications were affected.
    Anyway, thanks for your fast help, now it finally works
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