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Windows 7: Recently opened programs in start menu stops updating???

31 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Recently opened programs in start menu stops updating???

I first noticed this issue when I did a fresh install of Windows 7 recently and I noticed that the recent programs in the start list was failing to update new programs that I opened (ones that were not pinned to the taskbar) and the only way of fixing it was to go to Taskbar and Start Menu properties,untick Store and display recently opened programs in the Start Menu, apply, and then switch it back on again. I initially thought this was an issue with a corrupt install, I tried a clean reinstall and got the same issue. After much experimenting I discovered that the issue occurs when you switch out of an Aero themed desktop to a basic theme, obviously it was occurring on a fresh Windows install because Windows 7 fresh install starts with a basic them by default. I have tried several clean installs and get the same result, I can only think it is a bug, or something to do with a Windows Update?? My particular install of Windows 7 is Windows 7 Home Premium Update (I have to install Vista first), any thoughts? I dont recollect having this issue in the past.

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31 Aug 2013   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

Not sure how to help with your problem, it does sound like a bit of a quirk but it is possible that it relates to the way your upgrading

Installing as an upgrade is not the cleanest way to do it, it is possible to clean install without vista first
Have a look at this if your interested Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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