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Windows 7: A few upgrade issues.

24 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 
A few upgrade issues.

Hello, all. Last night I performed an in-place repair upgrade on my PC with Windows 7 Ultimate x64, to repair some errors which could not otherwise be fixed.

All seems to have gone well with the upgrade (aside from the fact that I need to reinstall a few drivers, which is to be expected. ), except I seem to have run into one bug which has confused me.

Basically, when I right click an icon on the taskbar, none of the buttons on the "Tasks" menu works. For example, IE9 has "Start InPrivate Browsing" and "Open new tab", Google Chrome has "New Window", etc. I have tried multiple programs, some of which were pinned to the taskbar, others which were not, and none of the buttons seem to work.

I use these menus quite often, so would like to restore functionality to these buttons if possible. A clean installation of my OS would have to be an absolute last resort for me, as I have a lot of program files etc which I don't have the time to reinstall.

Just to clarify, I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, so I didn't change OS.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom.


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24 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Update - I just ran "sfc /scannow" in an elevated command prompt window. Alas, no integrity violations were found. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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24 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Teeks.
Use Taskbar Context Menus - Enable or Disable tutorial.
This order:
  1. "Disable_Taskbar_Context_Menus.zip".
  2. "Enable_Taskbar_Context_Menus.zip"
Hope that helps.
Let us know the results.
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24 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

That didn't help, as that disabled the right-click menu on the actual taskbar. My problem is with the right-click menu of programs. I've posted a screenshot of the right-click menu for Google Chrome, and circled the buttons that aren't working in red. It's the buttons in the Tasks section that don't work, for all of the programs I have tried so far, not just Chrome. Sorry if I worded it badly before. :P


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24 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
All seems to have gone well with the upgrade (aside from the fact that I need to reinstall a few drivers, which is to be expected. )
( ... )
Just to clarify, I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, so I didn't change OS.
You reinstalled Windows over the previous installation. I got it wrong?
Have you used a slipstreamed Windows 7 SP1 DVD? See below. Source.




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24 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, I reinstalled the same OS using the upgrade feature on the installation DVD, essentially reinstalling it whilst leaving my programs etc intact, as explained in the following tutorial: Repair Install

I didn't use a slipstreamed DVD, I used a retail SP1 DVD.
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24 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Some programs have an option to repair the installation - Uninstall or change a program - the old add / remove. Have you tried it? If no, unpin them before do it.
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24 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, I've also tried entirely uninstalling and reinstalling a program, but the buttons still do not work. It seems to be an error with Windows, more than with any programs.

I think I might try another repair upgrade tonight, just in case it fixes it this time.

Do you have any more ideas?
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24 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No. I ran out of ideas. Sorry.
Well, unpin any program before do a repair install again.
Good luck!
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24 Jun 2011   #10
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Did you try uninstalling Google Chrome then reinstalling it after a reboot?

In this case I think it would be good to use Revo Uninstaller in Advanced mode so you can get any residual registry keys Chrome leaves behind - it's not that great of a download citizen.

Revo Uninstaller - How To Completely Uninstall Programs

If this works then we can work on IE9 next.

There can be anomalies with Repair Installs, which in the past I've only been able to solve with the clean reinstall. It transfers settings but has to sort corrupt from customized which enters a grey area.
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