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Windows 7: Platform Update (KB2670838) for windows 7

27 Feb 2013   #21
miki69

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hello,

after installing KB2670838 this morning, W7 64-bit booted in "test mode". Had to use instructions from other thread to remove watermark at bottom right corner. Weird....


Cheers,
Miki



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27 Feb 2013   #22
DangerFourpence

Windows 7 64-bit HP
 
 

I installed this update today and it's definitely done something strange to the text rendering on Firefox 19.

Take a look at this screen from the BBC News website.

Platform Update (KB2670838) for windows 7-firefox-grab.png

Notice the text in the middle and on the top right hand side column. If you click on the browser or scroll up or down the text rights itself, but then another part goes wrong

I've also seen it also here, on the MS website when I was reviewing the info about the update and on my iGoogle homepage. I'm going to see if it's affected any other apps.

FYI - I'm running a laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470


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27 Feb 2013   #23
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I had to uninstall.

Using IE9 with no toolbars.
Would not connect to any web site.
Everything is back to normal now.

At least it uninstalled with no residual damage.
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27 Feb 2013   #24
DangerFourpence

Windows 7 64-bit HP
 
 

Having just done a check I'm pretty certain the update has affected a Firefox add-on rather than Firefox itself. I restarted with add-ons disabled and the rendering looked normal to me. Also IE9, Chrome, Opera and Maxthon 3 are all as you'd expect.

So I now have to go through the process of finding the add-on at fault.
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27 Feb 2013   #25
DangerFourpence

Windows 7 64-bit HP
 
 

Ok, I think I've found the add-on. It appears to be Classic Compact Options 16.0.1

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...mpact-options/

I'll do some double checking and then consider contacting the developer. If it comes down to it though I wouldn't be upset to see it disabled as it's not something like Adblock Plus or Tab Utilities which I consider essential.
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27 Feb 2013   #26
DangerFourpence

Windows 7 64-bit HP
 
 

Apologies for the triple post in a row, however this is interesting for Firefox users. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=812695

Obviously been aware of it for some time before the update rolled out to all users.

What it doesn't explain is why I don't see the issue after disabling a specific add-on. Curious.

Edit - Turning off hardware acceleration in Firefox also fixes my/the issue.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...d-f8e70dc0c7a6
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27 Feb 2013   #27
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Just installed the Platform Update and IE10 (over the earlier IE10RC/Update combo) and everything OK so far.
Now to check the other browsers
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27 Feb 2013   #28
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Just clean-installed a system (SP1) and started the updates - was immediately offered IE10 rather than IE9. It's downloading now (VERY early in the update sequence) so it'll be interesting to see what falls apart
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27 Feb 2013   #29
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

I take it back- all 3 computers that i put it in are behaving funky when using ie9, keeps crashing when it is looking for an add on- then locks up
So I uninstalled the update and all is fine now
and 7 of my clients are seeing the same problems and worse so i remotely logged onto their computers and removed the update too- all is fine on those too
Was this an update for ie10?
I now unchecked this update since it is an important not a critical update
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27 Feb 2013   #30
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

It's one of the pre-requisite updates for IE10, as I understand it.
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