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Windows 7: Resources Monitor's GUI broken and unusable

16 Jan 2016   #11
lmh47

Win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Uninstalling KB2670838 fixed it for me. Thanks! (I guess I never check ResMon since last fall....)


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16 Jan 2016   #12
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

Happy to have helped! MS should be aware of this whole issue ... @Ztruker
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16 Jan 2016   #13
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's good news, glad to see you are fixed.
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17 Jan 2016   #14
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

And thank you for your time and effort! They are appreciated!
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17 Jan 2016   #15
lmh47

Win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

You're welcome, but....Arrghh. Here we go again.

I was under the impression that the above-mentioned update was some kind of security patch for IE 10. So uninstalling it should not really change anything, since I never use MSIE anyhow. But I did notice that suddenly, I was running IE 8 on my Win 7 Pro system. (I thought it was the recent System Restore that had done it.)

So I installed IE 11 from a standalone copy I have on a flash drive. And...yes....of course, now no ResMon again.

I would DL a new copy of IE 11, just to see, but I had to work on multiple Windows 10 machines this month, and now I'm too close to my Comcast data cap for any big downloads.

I'll have to wait until next month.
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17 Jan 2016   #16
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

You found yourself suddenly on IE8, just as I did, because you uninstalled that update probably. At least that's what happened with me. As soon as I uninstalled the above-mentioned update, IE rolled back to v8 ... also some other updates and stuff got uninstalled and Windows Update prompted me to install them again. Funnily enough the culprit update wasn't amongst them ... I didn't hide it or anything. Just uninstalled it and it never even appeared as a suggested to be installed again.
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18 Jan 2016   #17
lmh47

Win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I uninstalled the culprit again, and then went to Windows Update, in the hopes of their (miraculously) finding a fix for me. No luck. I'm still running IE 8. But the ResMon works. And Win Updates still works. So I guess I'll continue with IE 8 until something yells at me to upgrade. I only use FF anyhow.
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18 Jan 2016   #18
lmh47

Win 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Ok.....This fixed it.

Now, that was a walk on the wild side....
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18 Jan 2016   #19
soewhaty

Win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for your input although ... that's the same source I quoted anyway, so your giving old news, really. Besides that, saying 'this' fixed it doesn't tell us much. By 'this' you could mean any one of the solutions suggested there, so be more descriptive so that it probably helps out someone in the same boat as you.

As to IE, nobody uses it anyway, so even if uninstalling that kb update messed up your ie ... you're still prolly ok!
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19 Jan 2016   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soewhaty View Post
Thanks for your input although ... that's the same source I quoted anyway, so your giving old news, really. Besides that, saying 'this' fixed it doesn't tell us much. By 'this' you could mean any one of the solutions suggested there, so be more descriptive so that it probably helps out someone in the same boat as you.

As to IE, nobody uses it anyway, so even if uninstalling that kb update messed up your ie ... you're still prolly ok!
You are correct in saying that it is best to detail which solution fixed the issue when linking to a thread full of solutions. It would help others that find this thread later on.

It would also help others if you would rework your first post in this thread. Please post your screenshots using these steps: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums Some forum members don't trust image hosting websites and the one that you picked was infecting certain users not too long ago (source).


Tons of people use IE in the business world. IE does stuff that no other browser can do. In my case, I launch scripts directly from IE's Favorites bar dozens of times each work day. [Let me know if you ever find a browser that can do that.] Those scripts can communicate directly with IE via IE's Application Program Interface (APIs). I use Pale Moon for forums and Chrome for streaming content.

IE can handle some websites far better than Firefox or Chrome. See this post.

The IE info above is just FYI. I'm not trying to get you to use IE. The info below speaks more to your situation:

If you are not going to update IE to IE11 because of problems with the prerequisite platform KB, then I would suggest turning off the IE feature via Turn Windows Features on or off. Doing that should remove access to most (but not all) of IE's APIs. You don't want an infection to gain access to IE8s outdated APIs.


edit: I was able to reproduce the issue in the OP on 3 different computers.
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