Aug 29

In Windows 10 Text in Outlook or Other Applications is Blurry

Solution 1 – General Solution

  1. Close the MS Office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  2. Navigate to your MS Office folder. (Mine is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15)
  3. Right-click on the office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select the Compatibility tab. (If you do not see this tab, skip to Solution 2.)
  6. Under Settings, check the box labeled Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.
  7. Select OK.
  8. Reopen the application to see if the text remains blurry.

Solution 2 – Properties Shows No Compatibility Tab

no_compatibility_tab

  1. Close the MS Office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  2. Click the Start
  3. In the search box, enter dpiscaling.exe and press Enter.
  4. Select set a custom scaling level.

set_a_custom_scaling_level

  1. Change the scale to 100%.

customize_sizing_options

  1. Select OK.
  2. Reopen the application to see if the text remains blurry.
Aug 16

Video Adapter in Windows 10

My PCIe video adapter is not recognized by Windows 10. I mean it does not even SHOW UP. It’s not like it’s in the Device Manager with some confusion. It just doesn’t admit the thing is installed. I had to go back to onboard VGA.

Update: This had as much to do with my BIOS settings as it had to do with Windows 10. Shortly after upgrading to Win10, the computer would not wake from sleep. I thought it was related to the video drivers because so many people have mentioned related issues in the new version of Windows. I unplugged DVI (I don’t have an HDMI monitor yet) and went back to VGA to make the computer usable. Unbeknowst to me, this action caused the BIOS to switch back to onboard video because my VGA port is built in to the motherboard. After over a week of this I unplugged VGA, reconnected DVI and this caused the motherboard to revert once again to the video card. That in turn allowed the device to appear in the Device Manager. Only then could I update my drivers.

I hope this helps someone else having the same problem.