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OtaXou
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Hey guys,

So my setup is as follows :

Razer Blade Stealth i7-7500U 8 Go from late 2016

Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update

Mantiz Venus + Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3 Go connected to my monitor via DisplayPort + Ethernet 

 

And I have a weird bug since pretty much always (recurring since Win10 Anniversary btw) that I'm trying just now to get rid of. See, when I boot up the machine, I'm used to wait a little while for the lockscreen to show on my secondary screen. My keyboard, connected to the laptop directly with a hub, is activating the Num Lock key automatically. I log in, and then the screen is a bit messy, some elements are blurry, others are way too big, and my Chrome browser is displaying black bars on each side. Sometimes, if I try loading up a video with the Netflix Windows 10 app, it'll just launch the sounds and subtitles with a black screen. If I boot up Photoshop, it'll show up as a really zoomed out window. I then log out, log in again, and everything is great. If I reboot, I have to do it all over again.

Here's a screenshot from before I'm logging out :  https://imgur.com/a/CtoQM (excuse my French on that one)

Now I didn't really think much about that for a while and just grew accustomed to logging in and out quickly. But then, I decided to try and just reinstall every base drivers coming from Razer Support directly. Surprise : when I reinstalled the Intel Graphics Driver, and after the required reboot, everything was working absolutely fine directly from the first login. Plus my Blade Stealth seems to be a bit faster to launch everything, more stable. But then I'll reboot a while after, and everything's messed up again.

I thought that the problem was that Windows was automatically updating the display drivers, so I downloaded their tool from the official website to block anything from updating my Intel Graphics Driver, to no avail. See at first, the computer took a while after a fresh Intel Graphics Driver install to mess things up again ; now, it's pretty much instantaneous. Fresh install is fine, but then after a reboot it'll start pretty much glitching again as if Windows have stored the drivers locally now and is immediately reinstalling them. 

The reason I mentionned the Num Lock key earlier is because when I reboot after a fresh install, so without a glitch on the first log in, Num Lock is deactivated on the lockscreen. But when everything's messed up again, the Num Lock key is activated. First login : Num Lock activated. Logging out, lockscreen : Num Lock deactivated. Detail I know, but just in case I'm putting that in here.

If anyone have any clue on the source of that bug, or what I could do to just stay on that stable goodness just after a fresh install of Intel Graphic Drivers, it would be greatly appreciated.

I tried tonight to activate Group Policy on my Windows 10 Home and enforce the rule "Prevent installation of devices that match any of these devices IDs" on my Intel chip after a fresh install, but the policy isn't enforcing itself as I can still freely install any sort of update.

Since these glitches are linked to Chrome, I used chrome://gpu to compare its state before and after a logout, but the results of these tests are exactly the same down to a T.

Frankly, at this point, I'm not even sure that the problem is with the Intel Graphics Driver anymore, but I don't know how to troubleshoot that. 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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