How to fix circles shown as polygons in Windows 10?

Question

Issue: How to fix circles shown as polygons in Windows 10?

Hello. I have this issue that involves circles not being circles anymore. It is in Skype, User account settings, and even in Word applications. Polygons happen to appear instead of my circle on the screen. It is not related to any app because it happens in Windows and Microsoft programs. Can you answer me why this is happening and how to fix it?

Solved Answer

When circles are shown as polygons in Windows 10 or as ovals[1], the issue is quite common, based on reports and posts in online forums. People claim that this is appearing out of nowhere and the issue is not easily fixed. Unfortunately, the issue seems to be related to Windows 10 upgrade[2] because many users state that this issue appeared after the automatic update of the OS.

It is pretty common to find that the root cause of a particular problem is an operating system update. Faulty update or upgrade has some bugs that lead to driver issues or affected system parts, damaged/ corrupted files in system folders and registry.

You should check particular settings and alter some of them to fix circles shown as polygons in Windows. Sometimes changing resolution or checking problems with the monitor itself can solve the problem. It would be best if you never ruled out the software or external device issue possibility. Not all the problems with the system come ou due to the direct OS issues.

Malware[3] in various cases can trigger issues with the machine, but cyber infections result in various problems with the computer, so you should notice symptoms and consequences soon after the infection if it active Besides being active, computer viruses might affect the machine by running in the background. If that is the case, you may encounter some damage left behind.

To fix circles shown as polygons in Windows 10 when the issue is triggered by cyber infection damage to system files or device drivers, you can repair those altered files and recover the smooth performance. That is possible by running ReimageMac Washing Machine X9 or similar tools designed to recover OS files and other computer parts like Windows Registry entries.

Circles shown as polygons in Windows

Method 1. Ensure that settings are right

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  • Open Start.
  • Go to Settings.
  • System.
  • Click Display.
    Display settings
  • Set the recommended settings are selected for Scale and Layout, and Screen resolution.

Method 2. Rollback drivers

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  • Press Windows key + X.
  • Click Device Manager.
    Display adapters
  • Expand Display adapters by clicking on the arrow.
  • Right-click the current display adapter.
  • Click Properties.
    Rollback updates
  • Click Driver tab.
  • Click Rollback driver option.

Method 3. Uninstall drivers

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  • Go to Device Manager again.
  • Right-click the current display adapter.
  • Click Uninstall.
    Uninstall drivers
  • Confirm uninstall.
  • Exit Device Manager.
  • Restart.

Method 4. Check installed updates

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  • Press Windows key + R.
  • Type appwiz.cpl once Run box opens.
  • Hit Enter.
  • Click View installed updates.
  • Select the recent update.

KB4048954, KB4048955 are the versions commonly indicated as triggering the issue with the display. You may want to uninstall these updates.

Method 5. Restore the system to the previous point

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  • Go to the search box, type System Restore and press ENTER.
  • Find and click System Restore.
  • Enter the administrator password when asked.
  • Choose a recent point of the system before the issue occurred.
  • Follow the steps in the wizard.
  • Restore your computer.

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