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Lemme fix: Blurry Fonts on High-DPI Displays in Windows

It can be pain in the ass when you have a good monitor which displays the fonts blurry because your Windows OS or an application ‘pixelrate’ them. Many 1080p displays, especially smaller screens and laptops seem to suffer from blurry fonts e.g. under Windows. This little lemme fix shows what options you get in order to correct this behavior.

Steam
Older Steam versions had blurry fonts, this is fixed by now the application was optimized.
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Lemme Fix: Windows 10 updates forcing you to upgrade to Build 1709

Several pages reporting that Microsoft is forcing you to upgrade Windows 1703 (or an older build) to Build 1709. Several KB’s are the cause here, because Microsoft added a UpdateOrchestrator UpdateAssistant to the Windows Tasks Scheduler. It’s definitely wrong that this has something to do with telemetry related settings because these two tasks are there no matter which telemetry option you set (basic, advance,…) and there not only KB4023814 + KB4023057 related, several other KB’s also managing this.

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Lemme fix: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update deletes automatically thumbnail cache

Since Windows 10 Fall Creators Update the thumbnail cache automatically gets deleted, this can be annoying and it creates unnecessary write cycles on your SSD which decrease the lifespan, it’s not a drama but it’s simply an unwanted behavior because the Explorer is forced to re-create the thumbnails again and again after each reboot.

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Lemme fix: Win 10 Fall Creators Update has a nasty habit of re-launching programs on reboot

Computerworld reports that Windows 10 Fall Creators update automatically re-opens your applications on each reboot, I could confirm this on a fresh installed Win 10 on a test laptop.

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Lemme fix: Windows Denfender High CPU usage

Another week and another Lemme fix, this time we inspect Windows Defender, which might cause high CPU usage during the updates or even if you PC is in idle. The Antimalware Service Executable is causing the issue, aka MsMpEng.exe which can be seen in the Task Manager, you will notice a higher cpu usage, among higher network and disk I/O writes.

WD causes higher CPU drain

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Do not download DLL Files manually

Websites that allow easy downloads of single DLL files seem like the answer you’ve been looking for when you get one of those annoying “DLL not found” or “DLL is missing” errors. Consider this your fair warning – DLL download sites should almost always be avoided, even though they sometimes provide a quick fix.

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Lemme Fix: Keyboard Inputs aren’t working in Microsoft Edge, Start Menu, Cortana or Lock Screen

Another small article in my ‘Lemme fix’ episode which fixes the problem that some input methods aren’t working, especially on Microsoft Edge, the Start Menu, Cortana or the Lock Screen.

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Windows isn’t shutting down? Try this!

Windows – you can love or hate it but you can’t live without it. The recent updates might broke the shutdown process, which is not related to the hibernation system. It’s simply a bug in the user login system (which might already getting fixed in the next update).

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The normal shutdown dialog didn’t worked?

You might already tried shutdown /s /f /t 0 but even with such command nothing happened? Then you might read this article here till the end.

Here is what you can do

  • Press [windows key + i]
  • Select Accounts
  • Click on ‘Sign-in Options
  • Scroll to the bottom and turn off ‘Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart‘.

Now, you should be able to shut down your system without any problem. If you still having problems, try to update your drivers, some of the drivers might have troubles getting into sleep – this should fix with newer drivers (don’t workaround this just update).

At this point I want to give you a small announcement that I started a little ‘lemme fix‘ series on my Blog which here and then gives you tips and tricks around common Windows issue.