1.    22 May 2016 #1
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    Very slow loading of photos, GIFs and video?


    Is anyone else experiencing very slow loading of photos/images, especially higher resolution? Even simple GIFs, which previously required no loading time, now take two to several seconds to load. Videos, even low-res, which previously commenced playing instantly and seamlessly now cue the "swirling orbs of death" to swirl for up to several minutes before beginning, and will pause mid-play of 5 to 10-minute videos to swirl-load again.

    I was operating on Windows 7. I denied several auto-offers to "upgrade" to Windows 10. A few days ago I walked in and found Windows 10 77% loaded and warning not to interfere. Figured that was that, and would have to deal with it. There are several "upgrades" and "enhancements" which I'd rather not have - and that Windows 7 handled much better - but now it seems I'm stuck with 10. If so and this problem cannot be resolved.... I don't know what. At great cost, switch to MAC? But continually being frustrated, delayed and cursing at the screen is not a pleasant prospect.
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  2.    24 May 2016 #2
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    Welcome to TenForums, John.

    I recently got another Windows 10 system, very fast, but it would take a loooong time loading any video clip or file using Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC). While your specs don't identify the video card, it is probably an NVIDIA, most are. If it is, like mine is, the culprit was the video software from NVIDIA, specifically, the library file "nvSCPAPI.dll", part of the NVIDIA 3D Vision feature. Renaming that DLL file so that the nVidia driver couldnít find it made MPC-HC once again launch clips in an instant.

    On 64 bit WIndows the file to rename is found in the directory: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision I renamed that file and the one ending in"64" right under it to ".dll.old", and the problems disappeared.

    Subsequently I went into Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstalled all the NVIDIA 3D stuff and just left the driver.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by TheSchaft; 24 May 2016 at 07:40. Reason: clean-up
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  3.    24 May 2016 #3
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    Thanks! And thank you for making it "Caveman-Friendly"


    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
    Welcome to TenForums, John.

    I recently got another Windows 10 system, very fast, but it would take a loooong time loading any video clip or file using Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (MPC-HC). While your specs don't identify the video card, it is probably an NVIDIA, most are. If it is, like mine is, the culprit was the video software from NVIDIA, specifically, the library file "nvSCPAPI.dll", part of the NVIDIA 3D Vision feature. Renaming that DLL file so that the nVidia driver couldnít find it made MPC-HC once again launch clips in an instant.

    On 64 bit WIndows the file to rename is found in the directory: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision I renamed that file and the one ending in"64" right under it to ".dll.old", and the problems disappeared.

    Subsequently I went into Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstalled all the NVIDIA 3D stuff and just left the driver.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks very much for your reply, and thank you for making it simple and straightforward. My "techno-savvy" is about caveman-Stone Age level. I'll delve into it, and if it seems daunting or gives me the willies, in about a week I should have a visit from a more techno-savvy guy - he's just a kid - about 55 years old. He can help me out if needed.
    Another question, if I may: I have Google-searched issues with Windows 10. A handful of people said it is simple to unload Windows 10 and revert to Windows 7 (which was my previous system). Can you perhaps confirm this - and do you think it could be a viable option for an old, busted up caveman?
    Thanks again for your time and input - I appreciate it.
    OldJohn
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  4.    24 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnM762 View Post
    Thanks very much for your reply, and thank you for making it simple and straightforward. My "techno-savvy" is about caveman-Stone Age level. I'll delve into it, and if it seems daunting or gives me the willies, in about a week I should have a visit from a more techno-savvy guy - he's just a kid - about 55 years old. He can help me out if needed.
    Another question, if I may: I have Google-searched issues with Windows 10. A handful of people said it is simple to unload Windows 10 and revert to Windows 7 (which was my previous system). Can you perhaps confirm this - and do you think it could be a viable option for an old, busted up caveman?
    Thanks again for your time and input - I appreciate it.
    OldJohn
    Unless you're over 70 like me, you're a young whippersnapper, John

    Yes, you can revert to Windows 7. Whether or not it is a good idea is a matter of taste, I suppose. I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10 after imaging my system in case I wanted to go back, but I never did it. I found that all of my programs ran under Windows 10, and I got used to the new interface pretty quickly.

    All that being said, if you do want to go back, and you haven't done anything major to the system since it switched, like deleting files, there are a number of articles that can walk you through the process. One of the better ones for "old cavemen" like us might be this:

    How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1
    "Donít like Windows 10? As long as youíve upgraded within the last month, you can uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade your PC back to its original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system. You can always upgrade to Windows 10 again later..."

    Article is at: http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-...dows-7-or-8.1/

    The article is step by step so it should be pretty easy to do once you print it out for reference.

    (As an aside, I would recommend using a program like Macrium Reflect Free to image the system - it makes it a lot easier to undo changes.)
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  5.    24 May 2016 #5
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    More Good Info - More Tanks / re' Windows 10


    First, thanks again. I'll check out the revert process. Don't know about mirroring the system, but will check that too. Will also back up all files (hundreds of doc folders, thousands of images etc.) on an ext hard drive before doing anything. That will likely run all night. Fortunately, no deadlines until 1st of June, but... and I'm still well under 30 days with Windows 10. May go back to Windows 7 just because I know it, and don't have time for a two-semester course in *New Windows Wonderfulness!* I don't like the way it handles images, and it seems it will not allow me a preview of Word documents in a side window, allowing simple copy-and-paste (though not edit/ add/delete. I often need the copy&paste ability, fast, when working. Windows 10 seems bent on forcing me to OPEN the document - and when actively working with a dozen or more Word docs open at a time, it just creates more chaos.
    Laughing here, though I abhor emoticons. Yes, I'm only 70, but the snap was blasted outta my whip long ago. In fact, if you added up my disabilities, I'm 146 and 1/2 percent disabled. (How do you get over 100 percent? Ah, long story.) Not confined to wheelchair all the time, for which I'm thankful; just chained to chronic pain and two four-toe'd lunar-lander walker-canes. Can't complain. And GOTTA work while I can.
    If all swirls down the porcelain appliance and the PC blows up, it may be a prime opportunity to call my publisher and managing editors and say, "Stick a fork in me, `cause I'm DONE" - and see what happens...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
    Unless you're over 70 like me, you're a young whippersnapper, John

    Yes, you can revert to Windows 7. Whether or not it is a good idea is a matter of taste, I suppose. I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10 after imaging my system in case I wanted to go back, but I never did it. I found that all of my programs ran under Windows 10, and I got used to the new interface pretty quickly.

    All that being said, if you do want to go back, and you haven't done anything major to the system since it switched, like deleting files, there are a number of articles that can walk you through the process. One of the better ones for "old cavemen" like us might be this:

    How to Uninstall Windows 10 and Downgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1
    "Donít like Windows 10? As long as youíve upgraded within the last month, you can uninstall Windows 10 and downgrade your PC back to its original Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 operating system. You can always upgrade to Windows 10 again later..."

    Article is at: http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-...dows-7-or-8.1/

    The article is step by step so it should be pretty easy to do once you print it out for reference.

    (As an aside, I would recommend using a program like Macrium Reflect Free to image the system - it makes it a lot easier to undo changes.)
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