DancinJack wrote:Concupiscence wrote:Mine did it just the other day, when I swapped video cards and was waiting for the latest drivers to download. My dual screens just... went dark. No sign of life from either of them while I was using it. After a few minutes I started to hold down the power button, and Windows roared back to life frantically trying to shut down Steam, and in the process borked its own attempt to install months-old Nvidia drivers. Even after a clean install of the latest drivers I still had to use DDU to make OpenCL and Vulkan work properly again. Yay, Windows.
You mean there were issues with Windows, dual video cards, AND dual screens? Colour me shocked! (since you mentioned it was a card swap, maybe you weren't using dual cards as your sig suggests, but I also haven't personally run into this issue with my single GTX 1080/Win 10 x64/ a single 1440p screen FWIW)
Joking aside, sure that is kinda annoying, but also not a huge deal IMO? It's definitely not great for the average user, but the average user isn't swapping video cards are installing new video drivers that often either.
Oh, it's a worst case scenario, I won't pretend otherwise. It's usually Not Great™ when a driver installation gets interrupted in flagrante delicto either, but both screens going dark and not coming back up twigged my geek sense. I'm more worried about the way major Windows updates sort of blithely break things now, and while I hope Microsoft starts learning from it soon, damage has already been done to the perception of Microsoft as a responsible maintainer of its platform.
None of this should be taken to mean that I don't still use Windows 10, mind. For the most part, it works fine - it's just the parts where it doesn't that drag things down...