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Windows 7: Aqua Dock program no longer loading

11 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 w/latest updates
Aqua Dock program no longer loading

I have Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 BIT. I while ago I installed Aqua Dock (Aqua Dock Download - Softpedia), an OS X type docking bar program for quick launching programs. It always worked fine but suddenly (possibly after a recent windows update) it no longer loads.

If I run it I can see the process start (in task manager) and then just close. I tried changing it to run in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode and then it will work, but now everytime I restart I get the Windows 7 message asking if I want to allow this program to make changes.

I'm not sure why it just stopped so I was wondering if anyone uses this program or has any ideas.

Thank you.

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12 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail

The latest round of updates seem to be causing a lot of issues:

latest win 7 update killed all my gadgets

Try uninstalling KB3097877. Control panel > Windows Updates > Installed updates. See if that resolves your AquaDock issue?
Think MS are looking into that update.
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12 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail

Seems Microsoft has issued that patch again so might be okay to reinstall it again in future. Although I would personally wait a few days.
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12 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 w/latest updates

Thanks. I had installed 25 updates so I wound up restoring to before the updates and it worked again. Then I just reinstalled the updates, a few at a time restarting each time, and now all updates are installed again and it is working. I did this before reading your post of the specific update that might be the problem.

So I guess the updates were fixed or maybe one didn't install properly

Thank you
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