CCleaner's great strength is cleaning up remnants of data left behind by programs and web browsers.
I agree with jds63 in that cleaning the registry is asking for trouble. It is also unnecessary as it makes no difference to the performance of Windows.
Just make sure all the boxes in the...
Yes, confirming "reboot" means shutdown and restart, not sleep.
I recognise dual booting two different versions of Windows can cause problems, but I never had any problems dual booting Windows 7 and 8 as long as I didn't access the Win 8 system partition from Win 7 and vice versa.
I am starting to narrow the problem down a bit.
I have noticed that that if either Windows 8 or Windows 10 doesn't shut down cleanly, then whatever OS I boot up next has problems reading the secondary D: and E: disks. In this circumstance, Linux reports that the file system on these...
I have exactly the same problem.
My two spinner HDDs are not accessible after resuming from sleep.
The problem only started yesterday.
I dual boot Windows 8.1 and 10 and the problem occurs in both operating systems.
I changed the SATA cables but it made no difference.
I have been using Classic Shell on Windows 8 and 8.1 for a long time without any problems.
I only use the Classic Start Menu module and untick Classic Explorer module in the installer.
The File Explorer ribbon provides copy & paste buttons etc so I don't feel the need to use the Classic...
I had Office 2013 running on windows 8, 8.1 and 8.1.1 and the font rendering in Outlook and Word was dreadfully blurry.
The cause of the problem is that the greyscale font rendering API used by Office 2013 is inferior to the RGB font rendering API used in Office 2010.
I got so fed up with the...
All this talk about Windows 8.1 being great is completely pointless if Microsoft don't fix the shockingly blurry font rendering API used in Internet Explorer and Office 2013.
Until that is fixed, and ALL users see clear text on their screens, it can't possibly be called a "great OS".
I second PSRS's comment, including his observation re Firefox.
Unbelievably, it hasn't been fixed.
The issue is also a major problem in Office 2013. The user interface looks OK, but open an email or a Word document and the text is blurry.
No surprise then, that HP is looking a building its...
I have not seen clear text in IE10 or 11 since the first Windows 8 beta.
However, with Firefox I can get clear text by going to Options > Advanced > General and unchecking "Use hardware acceleration when available".
My hardware is not exactly old.
I have exactly the same blurry text problem using both the Intel graphics on my mobo and on my AMD card.
In addition, I have seen on Microsoft forums examples of users having the blurry text problem on brand new hardware.
I have also seen the blurry text in IE...
Its Not Just IE11
The text rendering problem this thread refers to is not limited to IE11.
Fortunately, using Firefox, Chrome or just about any non-IE based browser gets around that problem.
However, the text rendering is also just as blurry in Office 2013.
While most of the Office 2013...
The blurry text is on every site! Not just some sites.
And none of the so called "fixes" posted here and elsewhere have made any difference whatsoever.
The problem also manifests itself in Office 2013 documents, spreadsheets etc. so it has absolutely nothing to do with websites.
It is bad...
It is not Chrome nor dialog boxes that are the problem. Most parts of the desktop UI are as clear as they are in windows 7.
The problem is the blurry font rendering in IE11. Text in documents or spreadsheets is terrible. This is because IE11 ignores and overrides the Windows 8 RGB font...