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    • #226755 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Yet another bug in Win10 1809. Martin Brinkmann just published a good overview on Ghacks.net: Machines affected by the issue display garbled or entire
      [See the full post at: Brinkmann: Add font display issues to the growing number of Win10 1809 bugs]

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    • #226759 Reply

      anonymous

      Interesting. I had just this behavior on my well-used 1803 machine this week. No October updates, either. I did receive a Monthly targeted Office 2016 (o365 Bus. Prem.) update. The font issue was maybe a week after the update. Coincidental?

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      • #226762 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        There have been reports that the font problem showed up in the Insider Feedback Hub a while back and was ignored by MS like some of the other bugs that have been reported lately.

        You might try updating you video drivers, AMD or Intel. That may help the situation.

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        • #226769 Reply

          SAS@HA
          AskWoody Lounger

          (Registered for an account so I can participate.)

          Just checked, but no driver update available. It could have been a one-off.

          I had been writing an email and went to switch fonts. The font list displayed all the fonts as usual, but I noticed that no matter what I chose it would only display two or three actual fonts. After canceling the message I noticed fonts everywhere looked corrupted. (Couldn’t make sense of anything on the screen.)

          A magic reboot potion fixed it.

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          • #226775 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            Welcome aboard. And thank you for your information.

    • #226763 Reply

      Jan K.
      AskWoody Lounger

      Machines affected by the issue display garbled or entirely unreadable text.

      Ha! Microsoft’s done that for describing patches for years!

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    • #226776 Reply

      Wazhai
      AskWoody Lounger

      Another failure of WaaS is that the October security update for 1803 (not sure about other versions) broke changing of file associations. This is getting ridiculous.

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      • #226779 Reply

        Microfix
        Da Boss

        Thanks for the link, so it looks like kb4462919 is the culprit.
        BrokenDaily wrote:

        Can I repair install to a lower version of windows 10 pro, before update kb4462919, or am I stuck with it, because windows will not let me uninstall this cumulative update

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    • #226778 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Plus

      Could another blog entry be started with a summary of all current known Windows 10 bugs or errors to date?

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      • #226799 Reply

        Mr. Natural
        AskWoody Plus

        That would require a minimum of a 1 Gb Internet connection in order to be able to load the entire page in a timely manner.   🙂

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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      • #226800 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        I’m sure Woody will cover them in his “DEFCON” article on ComputerWorld when the time comes.

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        • #226803 Reply

          geekdom
          AskWoody Plus

          The errors are so ghastly and fatal.

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          • #226853 Reply

            woody
            Da Boss

            .. and numerous…

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            • #226880 Reply

              lurks about
              AskWoody Lounger

              Woody is there a DefCom level 0 or -1. At this rate you might need it.

        • #226864 Reply

          dononline
          AskWoody Plus

          I’m also anxiously awaiting Woody’s recommendation of which version of WIN 10 is best to be using now. I’m still sitting on 1607 waiting for something decent to upgrade to, but I’ve yet to see any version worth pulling the trigger on. So far they all look like swamps I’d rather avoid wading into.

           

          • #226911 Reply

            anonymous

            Same here, when I need Windows and the video driver does not need replacing to fix new introduced problems.

    • #226795 Reply

      Mr. Natural
      AskWoody Plus

      If anyone installed 1809 I would give serious consideration to rolling back while you still can. Of course who knows what you’ll be left with after the roll back so backup your stuff first.

      Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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      • #226805 Reply

        Microfix
        Da Boss

        @Mr.Natural, I don’t use W10 but, having read about 90% plus of the posts on here relative to v1809, I’d agree 100%.

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      • #226823 Reply

        Charlie
        AskWoody Plus

        Just think if one were to buy a new car, have regular scheduled maintenance done, and then still have constant problems with it – they would certainly invoke the lemon law!  Too bad there isn’t a lemon law for Windows 10.

        Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Groups B & L

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    • #226833 Reply

      anonymous

      Various but subtle font rendering issues have been ongoing throughout this Windows 10 farce. Do people now need to update their video drivers?

      • #226838 Reply

        John
        AskWoody Lounger

        I had a issue with Chrome crashing in 1803 required a Intel GPU driver to fix it. Had similar issues with Firefox where I got warning my graphic processor had stopped working with app. Apparently something with graphic drivers all of a sudden.

        • #226919 Reply

          anonymous

          Glad you were able to get yours fixed, other users find they have not much or any driver support even from the OEM. I had checked with AMD and the Windows 10 October update caused a bug which is listed as a known issue for the Radeon Overlay feature which they have to fix.

          Yeah it is weird (kind of not really perhaps it is like an anonymous poster stated some months ago, which was there is a lack of development team communication at Microsoft), there are not any lines of text to document Windows 10’s video changes so folks only know something happened when the computer breaks.

    • #226836 Reply

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      Here’s to the October/ Thanksgiving update 1809.25?? Whenever Microsoft can get its poop in a group and make it available.

    • #227569 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      hey woody.

      I’m kinda late on this but there was this article from Softpedia News site called “Is Windows 10 Version 1809 the new Windows Vista?”
      https://news.softpedia.com/news/is-windows-10-version-1809-the-new-windows-vista-523357.shtml

      wow, somebody had the guts to compare the 1809 release of Windows 10 to that of the initial release of Windows Vista.

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