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Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby 88V8 » September 16th, 2018, 9:16 am

Loaded the latest MS update last night, the usual monthly 200mb jobbie.
Start up this morning, things have changed.

The in-process indicator is blue instead of green.
The font in the Control Panel and Start box has changed.
The footer bar is deeper and somehow different.
When I hover over the Internet sign in the footer, it no longer shows me mini windows, instead there is a list.

When I open WLM, that looks different. The font is sharper, blacker, the highlight bar is bright blue. Are the thumbnail pics brighter? Hmmm...

In some ways it all looks better, but I don't like things being changed without even a by-your-leave, and most sinister, Malwarebytes (paid for) has vanished. The shortcut goes nowhere, the programme has been deleted.

Windows 7 Pro with the Classic gui. Desktop PC.

What's going on?
Is it just me?

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby Slarti » September 16th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Nothing changed for me on Win7 Pro SP1 after the updates and no programmes have gone missing.

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby 88V8 » September 16th, 2018, 2:55 pm

This morning at 1015h, I reloaded Malwarebytes with my subscription key, and left it scanning. Returning at 1400h I found a blue screen, system dump with Kernel data inpage error. Even after reading MS' online explanation I don't really know what that means.

This not the first time that an MS update has apparently caused problems. After a failed post-update restart in 2015, my system notes say that it took 100 minutes online to MS Fix It to get the corrupted system mended.
I think I'll unload the latest Update, and leave it till the next Update round. Perhaps by then they'll have fixed whatever they did wrong.

Btw, locale was 2057. There is quite a lot about this here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... c57bc2c0f9, most of which goes quite over my head.

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby Slarti » September 16th, 2018, 5:25 pm

88V8 wrote:Btw, locale was 2057. There is quite a lot about this here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... c57bc2c0f9, most of which goes quite over my head.


Aren't those notes about Win 10?

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby mc2fool » September 16th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Slarti wrote:
88V8 wrote:Btw, locale was 2057. There is quite a lot about this here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... c57bc2c0f9, most of which goes quite over my head.

Aren't those notes about Win 10?

Not from 2011 they won't be :D

They're about Vista, OS Version 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.6, although the full url rather gives it away too: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/bluescreen-error-locale-id-2057/3b5c8dc1-a7f7-498c-9f45-cec57bc2c0f9

However they could well also apply to Win 7 as its OS is NT 6.1...

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby Slarti » September 17th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Oh dear. I never noticed the date. :oops:

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby 88V8 » September 23rd, 2018, 9:23 am

And then, like travelling back in time, the status ante is restored.

Latest MS update only a week after the previous one hmmm.

Fingers crossed, installed last night, the Malicious Software Removal Tool c62mb.
And behold, this morning the look and feel is as it was.
The font in the Control Panel, the look of the Start box, and when I hover over the Internet logo in the footbar the mini screens pop up instead of a list, the highlight colour in LiveMail.... all as it was.

Meanwhile I reloaded Malwarebytes as I mentioned, ran a scan without blue screen or other issues and it found nothing.

So it was an MS cockup in the previous update.
Well, nothing's perfect all the time.

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There is another update waiting. Quality Rollup preview. Oooer.

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Re: Wot!wot!wot!? Latest MS update.

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Postby XFool » September 23rd, 2018, 8:33 pm

88V8 wrote:And then, like travelling back in time, the status ante is restored.

Latest MS update only a week after the previous one hmmm.

Fingers crossed, installed last night, the Malicious Software Removal Tool c62mb.
And behold, this morning the look and feel is as it was.
The font in the Control Panel, the look of the Start box, and when I hover over the Internet logo in the footbar the mini screens pop up instead of a list, the highlight colour in LiveMail.... all as it was.

Ah! That would explain it then. A MS update - 'Malicious Software' ;)


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