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Windows 7: 5/15 system update corrupted video display

14 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
5/15 system update corrupted video display

Got a popup that I had a system update and I installed it. Lost my aero task bar color. When scrolling web pages (firefox) get a peculiar window blind/rolling blinds effect. uninstalled video driver and reinstalled most current one. no effect. tried rolling back update with system restore. won't roll back. tried services stop themes service and restart. no effect.

Any help greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

For me, the latest patch Tuesday (5/13) updates changed the Multiple Displays setting from Duplicate to Extended on all my systems.
In Windows Screen Resolution I would set it back to Duplicate.
Then if I switched the display to another PC, and then back, the setting was set to Extended again.
The Duplicate setting would not stick...

I use AMD GPUs and finally ran CCC to see if something looked wrong...
I toggled some settings on and off in CCC.

The Duplicate setting now sticks for me - switching devices, sleeping/waking, rebooting, ...

While it's not the same issue you have, it seems something affected video with this latest round of updates (imho).
I thought it was "just me" and caused by my crazy setup with multiple PCs, monitors, mice, keyboards, audio devices, KVM, ...

I don't know what video manufacturer you have, but if you have a utility such as AMD CCC, nVidea Control Panel, etc., you might play with settings there.

While System Restore doesn't work for you, you could try uninstalling update(s) and see if that helps.

I'll also add, I create System Backup Images before each Patch Tuesday.
A System Restore (Restore Point) is NOT a complete copy of the "OS" drive.
A System Backup Image is a complete copy of the "OS" drive.
System Backup Images are more reliable...
This won't help you now, but something you might consider going forward.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I'm also running multiple displays and an nvidia 760. will test out your suggestions. thanks for the help.

EDIT: Tried changing the display mode from extended to duplicate - no results. Tried playing with the settings in nvidia control panel - no results but finally managed to uninstall all the 5/15 updates in repair mode. F8 into advanced startup options and selected repair your computer then select system restore. It came back with system not restored but when I restarted the system it said that I had successfully restored my system and my AERO taskbar was back to normal.

Now I'm wondering what to do about future updates
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