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Windows 7: Can't close windows?!

26 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7
Can't close windows?!

Hello all. I just "upgraded" to 7100. None of the red X's as in closing windows are working? In fact, I can't minimize, maximize, or close windows. Anybody have any idea?

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26 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Enterprise

try a clean install. IMO.
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26 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Make sure you got a good .ISO There are some corrupted ones out there. You might try another one. Sounds pretty bad if you can't even close windows. Good luck.
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26 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7

I sorta fixed it. It has something to do with the watermark removals patch doing damage to a user32 file. I'm not sure how, but I got most of the functionality back by restoring the file. My Kaspersky virtual keyboard isn't working as input, but that could be related to other things.
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26 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The upgrading route has been a bit of a bugbear for win7, so my advice is to always clean install.
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