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  1.    04 Apr 2016 #1
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    W10 screwed up my laptop


    I upgraded to w10 pro from w7 pro.

    I thought all was well, but yesterday the screen went sideways - tried to drag it and went to settings , no help.

    I restored a saved image (Macrium) and I got the screen back, but it did it again.

    I installed an external hdd ( has also an image for w7) and it froze my screen and I lost my mouse.

    I installed the drive into my pc and it is perfect.

    I'm going back to w7 and maybe I'll get w10 in the future.

    BTW - the problems started after HP updated the BIOS.

    Could that have anythig to do with it?

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Last edited by PSCO2007W10; 04 Apr 2016 at 16:37.
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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Try updating the GPU driver. Thr bios update would not cause this.
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  3.    04 Apr 2016 #3
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    Thanks,

    I'll try that.

    Why do I not have that problem on w7, though?
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    Try updating the GPU driver. Thr bios update would not cause this.
    I second this
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  5.    04 Apr 2016 #5
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    Tried that - says driver up to date.
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  6.    04 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    Tried that - says driver up to date.
    The only other thing is the Synaptics driver which can cause this behavior with the newer version of that software.

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  7.    04 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    The only other thing is the Synaptics driver which can cause this behavior with the newer version of that software.

    Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Thanks for that info.

    The only problem is when I launch w10, that behavior makes it impossible to do anything.
    Can I download to the w7 that I reverted to and when it does the upgrade to w10, will it be included?

    Also, your link refers to w7 - will it work in w10 also?

    Thanks,

    Paul
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  8.    05 Apr 2016 #8
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    Did your Windows 10 upgrade get activated? If so, why not do a clean install?
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  9.    05 Apr 2016 #9
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    Thanks for reply,,
    Yes, when I did the upgrade it was activated.

    Isn't that a clean install?

    Also, the driver for mousepad suggesested in previous posts is already there and it says it is the latest driver.
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  10.    05 Apr 2016 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    I upgraded to w10 pro from w7 pro.

    I thought all was well, but yesterday the screen went sideways - tried to drag it and went to settings , no help.

    I restored a saved image (Macrium) and I got the screen back, but it did it again.

    I installed an external hdd ( has also an image for w7) and it froze my screen and I lost my mouse.

    I installed the drive into my pc and it is perfect.

    I'm going back to w7 and maybe I'll get w10 in the future.

    BTW - the problems started after HP updated the BIOS.

    Could that have anythig to do with it?

    Thanks,

    Paul
    If you right click on desktop and select Orientation make sure you don't have Landscpae (flipped) or Portrait (flipped) selected.
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