1.    20 Feb 2016 #1
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    Black box notifications re incompatible programs


    I have just installed Windows 10, and it seems to be working ok (though the taskbar icons have been squashed), but each time I boot up the computer a some three black boxes appear seriatim in the lower right corner of the screen each one telling me that some program or other was incompatible with windows 10 and has been removed or or deleted or something. One was Speccy, which I removed and installed the version of Speccy supposedly compatible with Windows 10. However, I still get the same 'black box" message re Speccy, as well as the others. The Speccy which I downloaded works fine, by the way.
    Is there any way to keep these annoying black boxes from appearing. I've said "Enough already" each time, but that didn't seem to help.
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  2.    20 Feb 2016 #2
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    Turn off SmartScreen Filter, that should stop that.
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  3.    20 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Turn off SmartScreen Filter, that should stop that.
    Nope - I turned that off right after I installed win 10 and it is still off.
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  4.    21 Feb 2016 #4
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    Black box notifications re incompatible programs


    Then there may be another app compatibility setting, I've installed every app I've been using for the last 10 years, and most of them have gone in!

    I'll have to think of where it is, it may have been a preference I chose as I was installing windows 10
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  5.    21 Feb 2016 #5
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    Hi jfh,
    Is there any way to keep these annoying black boxes from appearing.
    This is not a fix per se, but what about disabling the Action Center notifications? (Perhaps not always wise, but I don't like the distractions either)
    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    Also, you can also try using the compatibility mode with any programs that might be causing this and see if that helps.
    How to Change Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps in Windows 10


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  6.    21 Feb 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by b1rd View Post
    Hi jfh,


    This is not a fix per se, but what about disabling the Action Center notifications? (Perhaps not always wise, but I don't like the distractions either)
    Action Center - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    Also, you can also try using the compatibility mode with any programs that might be causing this and see if that helps.
    How to Change Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps in Windows 10


    b1rd
    I had gone to System-Notifications & actions and turned off all notifications. Still get the black boxes. There are only 3 of them - Speccy, which I mentioned in my original posting, and 2 others, one a Toshiba app and the other I think was something from Windows. The boxes just appear very briefly - not hardly long enough to identify unless (like Speccy) I am familiar with them.
    I'm surprised this quirk had not been seem by more people, since the function of the boxes is apparently just to tell us about programs which had been on 8.1 but were not compatible with 10. Surely I'm not the only one who had incompatible programs on my 8.1???
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  7.    23 Feb 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    I had gone to System-Notifications & actions and turned off all notifications. Still get the black boxes. There are only 3 of them - Speccy, which I mentioned in my original posting, and 2 others, one a Toshiba app and the other I think was something from Windows. The boxes just appear very briefly - not hardly long enough to identify unless (like Speccy) I am familiar with them.
    I'm surprised this quirk had not been seem by more people, since the function of the boxes is apparently just to tell us about programs which had been on 8.1 but were not compatible with 10. Surely I'm not the only one who had incompatible programs on my 8.1???
    I have found that that the other 2 disabled programs are: Intel WiDi, which was some sort of gimmick to transfer stuff from a laptop to a tv; and Toshiba HDD Accelerator. Neither are any great loss, but I wish Win 10 would cease posting their obit every time I boot up.
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