Blurry text problem has not been fixed in Win 8.1 RTM

acr731

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I can confirm that M$ did NOT fix the blurry text problem. This is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE for an OS to be released with a bug that was known long before RTM.

There could be legitimate reasons for this, though. The leaked version might not be the real RTM. It could also be a driver issue. Regardless, if this is in fact the real RTM, how could M$ release an unfinished product?

Its another nail in the coffin for Win 8/8.1 in my case. I hope it eventually gets fixed, but as it stands now M$ still has done nothing to sway me towards upgrading from Win 7.

For those who may be wondering, I'm running dual Nvidia 675m cards in SLI.
 

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johnpombrio

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I had a similar problem after upgrading to 8.1. Chrome, system dialog boxes, etc looked blurry as if my graphics card was problematic. But a simple operation solved the problem.
You can just follow this link. A "tick" in a box and it's OK for me now. I hope, it works for others, too.

[Fix] Bold, Blurry or Hard to Read Font Problem in Windows 8.1 - AskVG

Atiro, thanks. I found this page on my own and was going to post it. Definitely fixed the issue for me!
 

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johnpombrio

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K, I have found the problem and the solution.

Win8.1 released version does NOT LIKE to have the text size changed. This applies to both the desktop and BROWSERS. For instance, going to the Display page and increasing the text size will cause burred text. So will going to a browser and using CNTL+ mouse wheel to enlarge the browser screen. The browser now becomes blurry (I verified this). The FIX is to check the box on the display section called "Let me choose One Scaling Level". That should fix both issues.

BTW, loading in a new graphics driver will RESET the resolution back to the default, "fixing" the problem.


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    16 GB of Corsair 1866
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    GTX 780
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    Cooler Master Storm Headphones
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    Dell 27 inch U2711 IPS
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    2560 by 1440
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