Photoshop: Application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware

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i'hve been using photoshop on windows 7 on my pc and 8.1 on my laptop ....unfortunately after update after to windows 10 it shows some error after some time : application has been blocked from accessing graphics hardware .......i'hve no problems with my games as i play cod4,wwe 2k15 ,or nfs mostwanted13
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Nipun Grover

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I would suspect a bad video driver.
Determine what video card you have and go *directly to the manufacturers website (nVidia or ATI/AMD)* and download the latest driver:

Just doing Windows Update won't give you the latest and greatest drivers. You must go directly to your card manufacturers website to check for driver updates.

After you have the latest driver, Try restoring your preferences:

If doing both of those doesn't help, select Edit>Preferences>Performance... and uncheck “Use Graphics Processor" and restart Photoshop.
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Stephen Almeida

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Your first mistake was upgrading to Win 10. Revert back to Win 7. Why the upgrade? Rule #1, If its not broke, don't upgrade it. 
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Pat Mifsud

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Do you still run Cs4?  : P