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Windows 7: Major Program Compatibility Issues after Windows Update


13 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Major Program Compatibility Issues after Windows Update

Hi all,

I noticed shortly after installing a bunch of updates I started having compatibility issues with programs. Unless I run them under Windows XP Service Pack 2 with admin permissions, they don't work. It's extremely problematic and some prgorams I straight-up can't get to work. It's time-consuming and a headache and I want to go back to how things were before, with prgrams starting up normally with no fuss.

Sadly system restore is useless as there isn't a back-up point before it (it doesn't keep them very long apparently...) and uninstalling the updates didn't seem to do much good + Windows likes to reinstall more updates after. Admittedly I haven't tried uninstalling some graphics card and Realtek network card or w/e updates but I don't see why'd they be related.

So yeah, I'm kinda stuck here, any suggestions on how to get things back to how they were so my programs are running WITHOUT compatibility issues? I pretty much gave all the info I could think of but if you have any more specific questions that might help help me, please ask.

Thanks for your time and have a great day. =)


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13 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well you might try doing a system repair by running system repair off the windows disc. If that doesnt work post back and we can go from there.
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13 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I don't have said windows disc and even if I did I wouldn't want to try it nor do I think it would solve the problem, more likely to cause more problems.
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14 Jan 2014   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Let's have a look at the state of the file system...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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14 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blazer View Post
I don't have said windows disc and even if I did I wouldn't want to try it nor do I think it would solve the problem, more likely to cause more problems.
Actually not necessarily. Because the disc should allow you to attempt a windows repair via the windows disc. But since u don't have one nevermind it.
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