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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Seeing Strange Software Glitches? Disable Video Enhancement

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 09:48 AM

This tip requires a bit of an explanation. When I'm upstairs in my house, I use the Zune software on an HP Slimline computer, one that l upgraded to have DVI output because it stupidly shipped with only VGA output (but that's a rant for another day). Because it's a slimline computer, and because I wanted to keep the noise levels as low as possible, I put a low-profile, passively cooled video card in it - an old GeForce 6200 I had kicking around. Yeah, that's a pretty old card!

It works just fine with Vista though, and since no game playing is done on this computer, having a killer video card wasn't a priority - I just wanted something silent with DVI. It's worked out just fine, but the Zune software kept giving me glitches - the screen shot to the right shows you the kind of things I was seeing.

If I put the cursor over the glitchy zones, they'd usually resolve to what they were supposed to be. I also saw problems with the drop shadows under albums, and all sorts of issues with the marketplace. If you're seeing anything like this, here's the fix. Read more...


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