A few years ago I bought a laptop, a HP ENVY 17 Notebook, and updated from Windows 8 to 10 when they offered the free upgrade. I bitterly regret this decision, I have never had so many problems with any form of device, ever.
Some backstory: I am a music producer who also studies 3D modeling and -animation. I also sometime perform live, making it even more critical that the system works as intended. However, I don't know what is up with this thing, currently I am spending half my time actually making music and half the time trying to fix any new error that has occured. So now I'm making one last try before I buy a new computer (which I can't afford), I really need this to run as smoothly as possible. The problem is that when I fix any issue, it sooner or later comes back. A selection of the issues:
* Slow startup. I have the same problems as some other Win 10 users have, very slow startup and when Windows finally starts, I get a blank desktop for a few minutes before I actually can do anything. Then the computer always runs very slow for a few minutes before I can actually use it. I think that for me it has to go with the graphics drivers. However, updating the drivers don't help and I do need the NVIDIA card for 3d modeling:
* As you may or may not have seen on the pic above: blur. I have a monitor connected to the laptop when I'm at my desk, and nowadays I can't do any screen shots, at all (with the snipping tool, nor with print screen). I have tried different things, such as installing this, but nothing helps.
* Perhaps the biggest issue of all for me as a music producer, severe sound issues. Loud snaps and crackles which come just randomly, delayed, distorted sound, sometimes Windows is showing sound output but not the sound card etc etc. I used to have a Scarlett 2i2, and now have a MOTU Microbook IIc. I have been in contact with the support of both companies for almost 2 years (!) now, and they are just scratching their heads, trying to come up with a solution. Since I have had problems with both audio units, I think it's safe to say that something must be wrong on the computer side.
The Default format locks itself so I can't change it, this is seemingly random. Also I always uncheck the boxes under Exclusive mode, but they go back whenever I restart the computer.
There are also other things but I guess I start here, sorry for the messy post but if anyone can give any tips on at least where to start, I would be very grateful!
Edited by Kallin, 18 December 2017 - 05:18 AM.