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#16 Werterdert1

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM

I have a gtx 960m and I have installed the Nvidia experience a few days ago.
Maybe removing that program could help. It does create a game overlay pretty much like steam when I start up Skyrim. Maybe that one is the culprit (it also "optimized" my Skyrim, now that I remember).
As soon as I have my laptop with me I'll try to see if this is the solution.
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#17 Werterdert1

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:19 PM

I have a gtx 960m and I have installed the Nvidia experience a few days ago.
Maybe removing that program could help. It does create a game overlay pretty much like steam when I start up Skyrim. Maybe that one is the culprit (it also "optimized" my Skyrim, now that I remember).
As soon as I have my laptop with me I'll try to see if this is the solution.
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:34 AM

So, I am not 100% sure yet, but it seems I have solved the problem by uninstalling the Nvidia Geforce Experience.

I've installed MO again and I have downloaded and installed just one mod: "Alternate start - Live another life", then I loaded the a new game. After closing it to desktop, with MO still open, I uninstalled and reinstalled the mod without a problem.

I then tried to shut down the laptop and restart it and reinstall the mod again, no problem whatsoever.

Since it is just one mod I am not taking it for granted that I solved my problem, but I feel positive about it. I will try later with more complex mods like FNIS and DSR.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 04:59 PM

Nope, nothing changed. The curious thing now is that I can uninstall whenever I want the mod "Alternate start", whereas "Verdant" or "Cloaks of Skyrim" continue to give me the same problem. the only way I have to reinstall them is to manually delete them from the mods folder, by opening all the sub folders and deleting all the files in them.

I've noticed I can move all the loose files and some folders from the MO folder to my desktop without an issue, but other folders within, as the "mods" folder, need me first to "retry" and then tell me I need to be allowed by the admin.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 05:45 PM

I have disabled the Antivirus (Windows Defender), but it didn't change things. I then went to see if the folder permission was set to full control for everyone and it is; then I checked the folder permission of the OS C: and one out of 4 users doesn't have full control. Is it wise to change the permission for it to full control as well?

The other three users (Authenticated Users, SYSTEM and Administrators) all have the "full control" option ticked.

 

I just want to be extra careful not to expose my system to danger of any sort, like viruses having easier access to my files and such if I give "users" full control.

 

P.S. as for the programmes installed on this laptop, I really didn't install much: Office 2016, DirectX runtime User 2010 (because of the enbs crashing to desktop), my printer's driver, Autocad 2018, Sketchup, Discord, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Steam, MO, VLC Media Player, Java, Firefox. Other than that I didn't install any other programme on my laptop, I just removed some bloatware.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:23 PM

Don't change those permissions! They are fine for the setup you have. Also not a good idea to make changes at the root level, at best you should examine the MO folder, but it will be exactly the same. If it isn't then there are some oddities with your Windows install.

 

I only use Defender and it has never posed any trouble for me so you should be good to re-enable it.

 

Without taking control of your system myself and seeing what is happening, the only thing I can think of is an installed programme is the default handler for some filetype that is common in your 'mods' folder. I personally have never seen anything do that but then again I've never seen the level of interference you have been dealing with on your system.

 

Can you change the properties of MO's executable to only run as administrator? There is a context menu option to do so accessible from the shortcut. That's the last option I can offer. I usually advise against running it as admin because it can affect other tools called from MO but what options are left?



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:26 AM

I've had a chat with Microsoft support and I've been told to reinstall the os as a last resort. Using the prompt sfc /scannow told me that the laptop is in perfect health and everything is working fine. Also, the strange thing is that by enabling the hidden administrator profile I could uninstall and modify mods without a problem. So yeah, I'm reinstalling Windows 10 Pro at the moment, keeping all my apps and files and hoping that it will work as intended.
Also, I did as you asked and tried to change the properties of MO to run as administrator, but to no avail. It still didn't work. That is why I then asked MS for help. Let's see how it goes.
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