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Windows 7: Taskbar Thumbnail Preview crashes Explorer.exe

23 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM (Build 7600)
Taskbar Thumbnail Preview crashes Explorer.exe

I currently run the RTM 7600 Build and had come across a very strange problem.

Whenever I hover my mouse over the "Superbar" to preview the window via "thumbnail preview" (I believe that is AERO function), I get the "Explorer.exe has stopped working" and then it restarts itself, closing all open windows...

This does not happen when I switch to Windows 7 Basic Theme, so I believe it is indeed an AERO problem.

I have browsed for hours without finding a solution.
I was wondering if there is a way to reinstall or repair just the AERO part of Windows.

Any help is much appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Luke,

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to fix it for you without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM (Build 7600)

Repair Install.
Now I have never done that, would I just put in the disc and go from there ?
Also, you said without losing "anything". Would any of my data "reset" ? if yes which ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Sep 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Yep, you would just run the Windows 7 installation from within Windows 7. All information on how at the link below. :)

Repair Install
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