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Windows 7: No context menu when installing programs

17 Sep 2013   #11
Muyfa666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am thankful for your help fellas. But for the program hkSFV this won't work. I have no idea what the command line is for using it, so when I try it as "send to", it just crashes. :-( I cannot understand how this always worked and it just doesn't. I have no idea what is different about both Win7 and Win8...


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17 Sep 2013   #12
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I found a forum thread about other people having this issue with hkSFV.
It looks like this program is quite old, so compatibility mode may help, or look for a newer program.
Big-O Software; View topic - hkSFV and Windows 7

You could also run a System File Check to make sure you don't have Windows integrity problems.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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17 Sep 2013   #13
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muyfa666 View Post
My guess is that the 64-bit/32-bit suggestion is kind of on the spot. But I am 100% sure I've been using this 32-bit program in a 64-bit environment since Vista. I haven't used a 32-bit since XP.

Is there any way to fix it manually?
A 32 bit program can use the 64 bit context menu if it knows about it. For example 32 bit FreeCommander has an option to show the 32 bit or 64 bit context menu.

The weird thing is I have noticed on my own 64 bit Vista OS that sometimes the Explorer run out of the SysWow64 folder(the 32 bit emulation system in 64 bit Windows) it can be 32 bit or 64 bit. There seems to be no rhyme or reason which comes up. Wreaks havoc with the context menu. The only way to tell is to look in Task Manager and see if that copy of Explorer has the asterisk indicating it's a 32 bit app. Strange.

edit: but I have no way to tell if this is affecting your application though.
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17 Sep 2013   #14
Muyfa666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I read that thread. The problem is, there really is no other tool that works just like I want except for hkSFV.

I am fairly sure it's a Windows Update that changed this. I know for certain that I used the tool from the context menu on the 8th of september, because I organized pictures for backup. Then I installed some updates and it was gone.

I have not been able to try it on any other computer around me, since they all have the latest updates automatically.

I may have to resign on this. :-(
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17 Sep 2013   #15
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Is there the possibility to roll back the updates? Or is being up to date mandatory?
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17 Sep 2013   #16
Muyfa666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right now, since it's a new installtion and I installed the updates all at once, I'll lose all the updates if I roll back.

Also, rolling back on my work computer is not allowed, so it's hard to try.
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17 Sep 2013   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Windows supports removing individual updates, so you don't have to roll back and lose all updates.
Are you are allowed to remove individual updates on your work computer ?

You said you went from Windows 8.1 preview back to Windows 7.
In my experience, I would not be allowed to do something like that on a work computer without Management approval, or risk losing my job.

Anyway, I believe I had 24 W7-x64 Updates for the last Patch Tuesday, Sep-10-2013 as:
17 for Office 2010
7 for Windows (and 1 of those was the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool)

Assuming an Office update didn't break hkSFV, you may be able to uninstall each of the 6 Windows updates one at a time to try and determine which update broke it...
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17 Sep 2013   #18
Muyfa666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I know Windows supports individual removing, but I don't want to refrain from updating for the rest of life.

I am not really allowed to remove any updates from work, but now I'm talking about my personal computer. I just tried hkSFV on my work computer (with all altest updates) to see if it worked there, and it didn't, as expected.

I did a reformat, then installed Win7, then all the updates (ALOT of updates). Then I reinstalled Win8.

Now, strictly speaking about my home computer:

All my updates are dated 2013-09-16 as I installed them all then. If I could find out exactly which updates was released no earlier than 2013-09-08 I could try to remove them individually. If this solved the probem, I could reinstall them one by one to see which one breaks the program.
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17 Sep 2013   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here are screen prints showing what I installed for the last Patch Tuesday updates.
You can see the KB #'s, so you can compare what you have and uninstall accordingly.

The system I'm showing has Win 7 x64 Professional and Office 2010 x64.
It is fully up to date, except Bing Bar and Bing Desktop that are hidden unwanted updates.

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No context menu when installing programs-wupsp02.png


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17 Sep 2013   #20
Muyfa666

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll give this a go and let you know if it makes a difference.
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