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Zaghadka September 11th 16 04:07 AM

GeForce Experience 3 fiasco with standard user account
 
Does anyone even read this group any more?

Oh well, here goes...

I recently got a forced update to GFE 3. Big problem. It doesn't seem to
work with a standard account. GFE 2 ran fine under a standard account.
When run under a LUA, GFE 3 doesn't let you pick directories, doesn't
detect directories, and doesn't retain checkbox settings. It remembers
your Nvidia login, but that's all it does.

I am running Windows 10 x64 Anniversary.

It's like they forgot to include "users" as a group with permission to
the registry keys that contain the settings data, or the config file only
has admin write permissions/is in a protected directory. I doubt this,
because the virtual directory system probably would have picked up a
file-based config in the protected installer directories and thrown it
into AppData\Local\Virtualstore. If I knew what the keys were, I could
probably change the permissions myself.

If I run GFE 3 in my admin account, it works fine. But none of my game
settings are in the admin account. I use my admin account to *administer
the system*, not as an everyday running environment. I hardly ever use
the actual account, I just use its password to make system changes when
the UAC pops up.

Running "as admin" while in the standard account doesn't work either. All
sorts of errors pop up, and GFE asks you to restart the program.

It looked like it would work the first time I launched it, the games from
GFE 2 showed up once on the initial launch, but every subsequent launch
just gives me a blank games screen, or a screen with a "search for games"
button, with no way to set search directories or actually process a
search. None of the checkboxes stay ticked. It simply doesn't work.

Anyone else run on a standard account and can confirm this? Is this thing
on? (tap tap tap)

--
Zag

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had
spent more time alone with my computer.' ~Dan(i) Bunten

Paul[_26_] September 11th 16 04:43 AM

GeForce Experience 3 fiasco with standard user account
 
Zaghadka wrote:
Does anyone even read this group any more?

Oh well, here goes...

I recently got a forced update to GFE 3. Big problem. It doesn't seem to
work with a standard account. GFE 2 ran fine under a standard account.
When run under a LUA, GFE 3 doesn't let you pick directories, doesn't
detect directories, and doesn't retain checkbox settings. It remembers
your Nvidia login, but that's all it does.

I am running Windows 10 x64 Anniversary.

It's like they forgot to include "users" as a group with permission to
the registry keys that contain the settings data, or the config file only
has admin write permissions/is in a protected directory. I doubt this,
because the virtual directory system probably would have picked up a
file-based config in the protected installer directories and thrown it
into AppData\Local\Virtualstore. If I knew what the keys were, I could
probably change the permissions myself.

If I run GFE 3 in my admin account, it works fine. But none of my game
settings are in the admin account. I use my admin account to *administer
the system*, not as an everyday running environment. I hardly ever use
the actual account, I just use its password to make system changes when
the UAC pops up.

Running "as admin" while in the standard account doesn't work either. All
sorts of errors pop up, and GFE asks you to restart the program.

It looked like it would work the first time I launched it, the games from
GFE 2 showed up once on the initial launch, but every subsequent launch
just gives me a blank games screen, or a screen with a "search for games"
button, with no way to set search directories or actually process a
search. None of the checkboxes stay ticked. It simply doesn't work.

Anyone else run on a standard account and can confirm this? Is this thing
on? (tap tap tap)


I don't know if there is an effective way to search this site.
I wouldn't say some of the users are all that happy.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...edback-thread/

But that's why we have endless software updates.

Paul

[email protected] September 11th 16 01:26 PM

GeForce Experience 3 fiasco with standard user account
 
On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:03:24 -0400, Gramps wrote:

On Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:07:14 -0500, Zaghadka
wrote:

Does anyone even read this group any more?

Oh well, here goes...

I recently got a forced update to GFE 3. Big problem. It doesn't seem to
work with a standard account. GFE 2 ran fine under a standard account.
When run under a LUA, GFE 3 doesn't let you pick directories, doesn't
detect directories, and doesn't retain checkbox settings. It remembers
your Nvidia login, but that's all it does.

I am running Windows 10 x64 Anniversary.

It's like they forgot to include "users" as a group with permission to
the registry keys that contain the settings data, or the config file only
has admin write permissions/is in a protected directory. I doubt this,
because the virtual directory system probably would have picked up a
file-based config in the protected installer directories and thrown it
into AppData\Local\Virtualstore. If I knew what the keys were, I could
probably change the permissions myself.

If I run GFE 3 in my admin account, it works fine. But none of my game
settings are in the admin account. I use my admin account to *administer
the system*, not as an everyday running environment. I hardly ever use
the actual account, I just use its password to make system changes when
the UAC pops up.

Running "as admin" while in the standard account doesn't work either. All
sorts of errors pop up, and GFE asks you to restart the program.

It looked like it would work the first time I launched it, the games from
GFE 2 showed up once on the initial launch, but every subsequent launch
just gives me a blank games screen, or a screen with a "search for games"
button, with no way to set search directories or actually process a
search. None of the checkboxes stay ticked. It simply doesn't work.

Anyone else run on a standard account and can confirm this? Is this thing
on? (tap tap tap)


Works here, also running Windows 10 x64 Anniversary Edition. I put all
my games on my D:\Games dirive\directory (boot drive is ssd) and it
found them all. Some game settings it won't find, but the older
Geforce had the same problem.


Zaghadka September 12th 16 06:23 AM

GeForce Experience 3 fiasco with standard user account
 
On Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:43:10 -0400, in
alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Paul wrote:

Zaghadka wrote:
Does anyone even read this group any more?

Oh well, here goes...

I recently got a forced update to GFE 3. Big problem. It doesn't seem to
work with a standard account. GFE 2 ran fine under a standard account.
When run under a LUA, GFE 3 doesn't let you pick directories, doesn't
detect directories, and doesn't retain checkbox settings. It remembers
your Nvidia login, but that's all it does.

I am running Windows 10 x64 Anniversary.

It's like they forgot to include "users" as a group with permission to
the registry keys that contain the settings data, or the config file only
has admin write permissions/is in a protected directory. I doubt this,
because the virtual directory system probably would have picked up a
file-based config in the protected installer directories and thrown it
into AppData\Local\Virtualstore. If I knew what the keys were, I could
probably change the permissions myself.

If I run GFE 3 in my admin account, it works fine. But none of my game
settings are in the admin account. I use my admin account to *administer
the system*, not as an everyday running environment. I hardly ever use
the actual account, I just use its password to make system changes when
the UAC pops up.

Running "as admin" while in the standard account doesn't work either. All
sorts of errors pop up, and GFE asks you to restart the program.

It looked like it would work the first time I launched it, the games from
GFE 2 showed up once on the initial launch, but every subsequent launch
just gives me a blank games screen, or a screen with a "search for games"
button, with no way to set search directories or actually process a
search. None of the checkboxes stay ticked. It simply doesn't work.

Anyone else run on a standard account and can confirm this? Is this thing
on? (tap tap tap)


I don't know if there is an effective way to search this site.
I wouldn't say some of the users are all that happy.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...edback-thread/

But that's why we have endless software updates.

Paul


Yeah. That thread is a mess. Everybody who is ****ed off about the new
login requirement is venting spleen on Nvidia.

I haven't got any response in that thread, or from Nvidia customer
support. I'm beginning to feel left out in the cold.

--
Zag

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had
spent more time alone with my computer.' ~Dan(i) Bunten

Zaghadka September 12th 16 09:14 PM

GeForce Experience 3 fiasco with standard user account
 
On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:23:05 -0500, in
alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Zaghadka wrote:

On Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:43:10 -0400, in
alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Paul wrote:

Zaghadka wrote:
Does anyone even read this group any more?

Oh well, here goes...

I recently got a forced update to GFE 3. Big problem. It doesn't seem to
work with a standard account. GFE 2 ran fine under a standard account.
When run under a LUA, GFE 3 doesn't let you pick directories, doesn't
detect directories, and doesn't retain checkbox settings. It remembers
your Nvidia login, but that's all it does.

I am running Windows 10 x64 Anniversary.

It's like they forgot to include "users" as a group with permission to
the registry keys that contain the settings data, or the config file only
has admin write permissions/is in a protected directory. I doubt this,
because the virtual directory system probably would have picked up a
file-based config in the protected installer directories and thrown it
into AppData\Local\Virtualstore. If I knew what the keys were, I could
probably change the permissions myself.

If I run GFE 3 in my admin account, it works fine. But none of my game
settings are in the admin account. I use my admin account to *administer
the system*, not as an everyday running environment. I hardly ever use
the actual account, I just use its password to make system changes when
the UAC pops up.

Running "as admin" while in the standard account doesn't work either. All
sorts of errors pop up, and GFE asks you to restart the program.

It looked like it would work the first time I launched it, the games from
GFE 2 showed up once on the initial launch, but every subsequent launch
just gives me a blank games screen, or a screen with a "search for games"
button, with no way to set search directories or actually process a
search. None of the checkboxes stay ticked. It simply doesn't work.

Anyone else run on a standard account and can confirm this? Is this thing
on? (tap tap tap)


I don't know if there is an effective way to search this site.
I wouldn't say some of the users are all that happy.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...edback-thread/

But that's why we have endless software updates.

Paul


Yeah. That thread is a mess. Everybody who is ****ed off about the new
login requirement is venting spleen on Nvidia.

I haven't got any response in that thread, or from Nvidia customer
support. I'm beginning to feel left out in the cold.


Customer support contacted me today. Hopefully we can fix this mess.

--
Zag

No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had
spent more time alone with my computer.' ~Dan(i) Bunten


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