1.    20 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Windows 10 confusing hard freeze issue SOLVED! Pass this on


    I was banging my head against the wall trying to figure out why Windows 10 was hard freezing and I had to manually power off. Video driver issues. Specifically video cards that are older, and unfortunately it you have an Nvidia card the drivers don't play nice with Windows 10. I uninstalled my (very nice) Nvidia card and drivers, then I bought and installed a Radeon card that was DirectX 12 compatible. Hard freezing disappeared. It seems to be a DirectX issue with older (even 2 year) video cards that just makes Windows 10 lock.

    I hope Microsoft addresses this. Unfortunately Windows 10 requires you to upgrade or be left behind with Windows 7 (which I used to prefer). Windows 10 is great now that I figured out out.
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  2.    21 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,138
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, glad yuo found a solution. Could you tell us which Nvidia card in particular? Thanks!
    Also you have posted this twice- maybe you could delete one..
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  3.    21 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 144
    W10

    No issue here with Geforce GTS 450, which is rather old.
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  4.    26 Feb 2016 #4

    If you uninstalled your nvidia drivers, rebooted, then reinstalled your problem would have gone away. Windows 10 has a habit of resetting the network stack during major updates.
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  5.    26 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    I have Nvidia GT610 no problems with it so far
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