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I've had this laptop for a week and I cant take it anymore

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Did you ever look at your own screenshots on another PC and do they appear different than what you see on your system. If yes, then it's clearly a problem with your display and not the graphics chip.

    Btw: Wynona is right. You can install Office as often as you want with the same key.

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  2. #12


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    have to ask ,how would a [print screen capture image]bad looking screen display correct itself and look good on out computers ,as it all looks good to me to ,

    personally I would do a system restore back to the closest one to the time the laptop was first setup
    Only if the output that it was capturing was bad to begin with. I imagine the problem with the OP, is that the laptop they have, was set for a Native Resolution that they are not used to.

    My laptop is set to output at 1366x768. I am used to it being that way. A lot of people are not. My LCD's that I used for the State of Illinois, before i retired. Were always set at 1366x1260. Which was native resolution for the LCD's. Too some it looked small when looking at the display. Too me it looked fine. And I have Glaucoma on top of being Near Sighted. But I wear Tri-Focal's, so it just depends on how you look at things.
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  3. #13


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Did you ever look at your own screenshots on another PC and do they appear different than what you see on your system. If yes, then it's clearly a problem with your display and not the graphics chip.

    Btw: Wynona is right. You can install Office as often as you want with the same key.
    Not anymore. Microsoft has started to lock the keys after around 3 installs. They go into a Black list after 10 attempts of reinstalling.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1


    I just looked at them on another laptop which has Windows 7 on it and took a screen cap of the msn page of IE like mine:

    Click image for larger version

    Fonts are much more smooth and easy on the eyes.
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Did you ever look at your own screenshots on another PC and do they appear different than what you see on your system. If yes, then it's clearly a problem with your display and not the graphics chip.

    Btw: Wynona is right. You can install Office as often as you want with the same key.
    Not anymore. Microsoft has started to lock the keys after around 3 installs. They go into a Black list after 10 attempts of reinstalling.
    HMM, thanks for telling us. I was not aware of this.
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by JCC530 View Post
    I just looked at them on another laptop which has Windows 7 on it and took a screen cap of the msn page of IE like mine:

    Click image for larger version

    Fonts are much more smooth and easy on the eyes.
    It does not matter what the screenshots look on our screens. We see the result of your graphics chip. But you see the result of the graphics plus the screen. And if there is something wrong with your screen, we cannot see that.
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  7. #17


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Did you ever look at your own screenshots on another PC and do they appear different than what you see on your system. If yes, then it's clearly a problem with your display and not the graphics chip.

    Btw: Wynona is right. You can install Office as often as you want with the same key.
    Not anymore. Microsoft has started to lock the keys after around 3 installs. They go into a Black list after 10 attempts of reinstalling.
    HMM, thanks for telling us. I was not aware of this.
    Nor was I, whs, because I had previously read the EULA and didn't remember anything of the sort. So, to be sure, I downloaded and reread the complete license on Office 2010 and here's what I found:

    "2. INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a. One Copy per Device. You may install one copy of the software on device. That device is the “licensed device.”
    b. Licensed Device. You may only use one copy of the software on the licensed device at a time.
    c. Portable Device. You may install another copy of the software on a portable device for use by the single primary user of the licensed device.
    d. Separation of Components. The components of the software are licensed as a single unit. You may not separate the components and install them on different devices.
    e. Alternative Versions. The software may include more than one version, such as 32-bit and 64-bit. You may install and use only one version at a time."

    There was no reference limiting the number of installations of Office 2010 to the same device. Nor was there any mention of locking keys after any number of installs.

    I also found the following:

    "19. REASSIGN TO ANOTHER DEVICE. You may reassign the license to a different device any number of times, but not more than one time every 90 days. If you reassign, that other device becomes the “licensed device.” If you retire the licensed device due to hardware failure, you may reassign the license sooner."

    Stands to reason that if we can reassign the license to a different device any number of times, that it can be reinstalled on the same device the same number of times.

    Licensing for Office 2013 is much more restrictive than Office 2010, though. You can't install it on more than one device; no more installation on both the desktop and laptop.

    And forget about reassigning to another device! Once it's on a computer, even if that computer crashes, tough luck.

    So, can you tell me why I am abandoning Office 2010 for Office 2013?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by JCC530 View Post
    I just looked at them on another laptop which has Windows 7 on it and took a screen cap of the msn page of IE like mine:

    Click image for larger version

    Fonts are much more smooth and easy on the eyes.
    so did you play around with changing your screen resolution to see if it changes things to sometime you like
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  9. #19


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Make sure your graphics resolution is set to whatever the screen's native resolution is set at, anything else will be blurry or distorted.

    Right click over the non-metro desktop and select "Screen resolution". The resolution setting should be set to the one that says "Recommended". If none are recommended, look up your screen resolution in the manufacturer specs and select that one.

    FYI - Screen captures will not show screen problems like this.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    JCC530, you are not dreaming, a zillion posts and complaints on the net about this. On some (many) displays MS's new font rendering makes things blurry. It's a feature lol+++ Am afflicted with the same here, on 4 different laptops.

    And how it messes up fonts is purely random, example, see attached snip (taken from your 1st post), look at the differences in sharpness with p's and k's (this is not some artifacts of snipping or uploading, it's exactly how I see w8 fonts behave on my laptops as well).
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails fonts.PNG  
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