I am now running the final (RTM) version of Windows 8 on my HP Envy 17. It had been up and running for few days before I stumbled across the following screen when I tried to playback a flash video:
I poke around on the internet and find this issue has been reported on quite a bit (thanks lifehacker!) with a pretty easy “Solution” (actually a workaround with a penalty).
I go through the steps and… same green screen.
I toggle back and forth a few times, restart a few times… nothing… still a green screen.
I decided to poke around in the IE settings. Since a lot more of the apps in Windows 8 take advantage of Hardware Acceleration, I am thinking maybe there is an application setting that comes into play.
In IE’s Settings > Advanced options I run across the following option (which I have changed from the default to see if it will help with the green screen issue):
I tested my flash video. Still not working. Then I note the magic “*” asterisks at the end of the line in the GUI above. Which leads to the text below:
Never one to take a GUI’s word for it.. I just restart IE instead of the computer. Tada!!! Flash video playback without the green screen on Windows 8!
What are the implications of this?
Hope this post helps prevent others from having to do the research.