Windows 10: Recently upgraded to windows 10, no longer able to play games

Discus and support Recently upgraded to windows 10, no longer able to play games in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I recently upgraded a computer I bought from a friend a few years ago from windows 7 to windows 10. I bought it specifically to play games and had no... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Crowkind, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Crowkind Win User

    Recently upgraded to windows 10, no longer able to play games


    I recently upgraded a computer I bought from a friend a few years ago from windows 7 to windows 10. I bought it specifically to play games and had no issue with any of them until I decided to upgrade the OS.

    The PC was built with unlicensed windows 7. I decided last week I didn't want to run the risk of using an unsupported OS so I bought windows 10 directly from Microsoft and installed it. Nothing else has been changed since upgrading. Now games I used to be able to play with no issue freeze up and eventually shut down the computer. The sound and screen freeze and stay frozen until the computer turns itself off after a few minutes. Streaming video or running software like spotify does not trigger the freeze.

    When I reboot the computer my monitor shows the message "signal out of range change settings to 1600x900 60hz", but eventually starts up after a few minutes. Advanced display settings say it is set to 1600x900 and 60hz already. My graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 and it is correctly listed under the display adapter in device manager.

    None of the hardware feels hot. I'm not sure where to go from here. I'm not even sure if the display message at reboot is related, but both the message and the PC freezing are new developments.

    I've considered reverting back to windows 7 but it tells me it's been more than 10 days and does not give the option to do it. I'd really rather stick to windows 10 anyway if I can.

    :)
     
    Crowkind, Jul 23, 2020
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  2. Crowkind Win User

    Recently upgraded to windows 10, no longer able to play games

    I recently upgraded a computer I bought from a friend a few years ago from windows 7 to windows 10. I bought it specifically to play games and had no issue with any of them until I decided to upgrade the OS.

    The PC was built with unlicensed windows 7. I decided last week I didn't want to run the risk of using an unsupported OS so I bought windows 10 directly from Microsoft and installed it. Nothing else has been changed since upgrading. Now games I used to be able to play with no issue freeze up and eventually shut down the computer. The sound and screen freeze and stay frozen until the computer turns itself off after a few minutes. Streaming video or running software like spotify does not trigger the freeze.

    When I reboot the computer my monitor shows the message "signal out of range change settings to 1600x900 60hz", but eventually starts up after a few minutes. Advanced display settings say it is set to 1600x900 and 60hz already. My graphics card is an Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 and it is correctly listed under the display adapter in device manager.

    None of the hardware feels hot. I'm not sure where to go from here. I'm not even sure if the display message at reboot is related, but both the message and the PC freezing are new developments.

    I've considered reverting back to windows 7 but it tells me it's been more than 10 days and does not give the option to do it. I'd really rather stick to windows 10 anyway if I can.
     
    Crowkind, Jul 30, 2020
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    AdrianMaldonadoTX, Jul 30, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Recently upgraded to windows 10, no longer able to play games

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jul 30, 2020
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