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3DS Max 7 artifacts when right clicking in Win10
show user profile  asdronin
Hi all,
I have been using 3DS Max 7 for long time in different machines and mostly it was never a trouble, it always worked fine, but recently I upgraded to a new machine and it has windows 10 running, and I assume its because of the OS... well everytime I right click in any viewport it creates a certain area thats like not refreshed anymore, then it makes imposible to work in anything after rightclicking, the squares look like parts of the viewport copied there and it remains even if i minimize 3DS or change to other window, it only dissappears after I close the program, has anybody seen something similar to it? I have a friend who had 3DS Max 8 and had same issue in windows 10.
Thanks for any help regarding this =)

PS I forgot to mention that I havent tried 3DS Max 9 that seems to have same interface, if memory works it was changed after 9 and from there on its different, well if I know someone who can make the test I will post results but I believe it will be the same
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4/11/2017 11:14:22 PM (last edit: 4/11/2017 11:14:22 PM)
show user profile  Mr.Burns
You can check autodesk.com to see which version of Windows is supposed to be compatible with Max 7. I'd be surprised if Max 7 is even officially meant to run on Windows 7, let alone 10.
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4/12/2017 6:45:29 AM (last edit: 4/12/2017 6:45:29 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
I sometimes get artifacts in right click menus when there are some windows running in the background. Minimizing or closing those windows usually solves it. Changing windows themes might also make a difference.
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4/12/2017 8:36:58 AM (last edit: 4/12/2017 8:38:33 AM)
show user profile  asdronin
Thanks Mr.Burns, yes you are right its not meant to run on Win 10, anyway I have to run it like that or get other OS.

Thanks Sangre, well the artifacts are mostly parts of some viewport copied there and never refreshed when the menus are gone, so it leaves like 2 or 3 squares without a refresh in the viewport but minimizing the program leaves the squares still there, only closing Max makes them go but its a waste of time to be restarting it over and over, many times I find myself using right click even accidently sometimes, I will try to see if someone with max 9 has same issue on win 10


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4/12/2017 10:43:32 PM (last edit: 4/12/2017 10:43:32 PM)
show user profile  Sangre
Did you try choosing a different driver in the viewport preferences?
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4/13/2017 12:26:30 PM (last edit: 4/13/2017 12:26:30 PM)
show user profile  asdronin
Thanks Sangre =), it seems odd what Im saying, I changed as you suggested from hardware to software, I restarted it and then it was really slow, checked to revert the change and it was set on hardware like I did nothing, closed it restarted again and it was at regular fast speed again but... surprisingly the artifacts under menus dissappeared apparently, well its not a effect that happens always but like 70% of right clicks used to trigger that, not I cant tell for sure the problem is gone but in my several attempts it seems its not showing up, so while I cant be entirely sure I think your idea fixed it =), thanks a lot for the great help, I will update the thread if problem appears or something but I restarted Max several times and loaded complex models (that apparently trigger the bug easily) and so far there is no problem :D. Thanks a lot everyone for the big help =D.

Edit: Forgot to add that after I changed the setting first time on restart I was asked what I wanted as driver and of course I picked software as that was the test I was taking, thats when it was really slow on viewport, but as said the settings were like before nothing changed there, after next restart I was not asked anythng and was fast again but trouble was gone apparently, just in case someone finds similar issue
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4/15/2017 7:14:03 AM (last edit: 4/15/2017 7:16:38 AM)
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