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Windows 7: Be Aware Updated Explorer.exe : Windows Update KB977074

27 Jan 2010   #1
sergiogarcia9

 
Be Aware Updated Explorer.exe : Windows Update KB977074

Hi Guys

Just noticed this yesterday when i updated my Laptop via Windows Update, that this update updates the explorer.exe, which will effect if you got a Custom start button installed.

After installing the update, you'll have to restart and when you are back from the restart your start button will now be changed to the default Windows 7 Start button, so you'll have to change it again if you wanna have a custom start button.

Note: I dont know if this update is out for x86 based systems

Name:
Updated for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB977074)


Just wanted to let you all know


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27 Jan 2010   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is for both. Fixes 3 issues, one having to do with notification icons, so probably why explorer.exe is updated.
https://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...-3-issues.html
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27 Jan 2010   #3
budgynana

win7
 
 

After this update I can't take ownership of explorer.exe anymore so I'm stuck with the default orb
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27 Jan 2010   #4
sergiogarcia9

 

Mine still works as it should Did you right click it to change permissions etc, or is the problem something else?
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27 Jan 2010   #5
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up...just noticed that my orb had changed. Got it changed back now. :)
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27 Jan 2010   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

You're welcome BlackRose :)
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27 Jan 2010   #7
budgynana

win7
 
 

got it working now, must have been one of those temporary things that could have driven me up the wall all night

no need for alarm folks

lol
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04 Feb 2010   #8
Ephraim613

Win7 Ultimate Build 7600 RTM
 
 

awhile ago, i noticed my start icon changed back to the stupid orb. I couldn't have been that the restorator's trial ran out as that happened long before the icon switch. now when i try to change the name of the C:\Windows\explorer.exe file I get the message below (after clearing warnings and permissions and stuff). this is most annoying >.<

ok, apparently the "take ownership" script doesnt work on the updated explorer.exe and you have to manually do it. grrr


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Be Aware Updated Explorer.exe : Windows Update KB977074-explorerexenamechange.jpg 
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04 Feb 2010   #9
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ephraim613 View Post
awhile ago, i noticed my start icon changed back to the stupid orb. I couldn't have been that the restorator's trial ran out as that happened long before the icon switch. now when i try to change the name of the C:\Windows\explorer.exe file I get the message below (after clearing warnings and permissions and stuff). this is most annoying >.<
Have you re done the taking permission of explorer.exe, since it changed?
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04 Feb 2010   #10
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

Just for the sake of information, could someone post/verify the hash info for the new version of explorer.exe installed by this update?

Mine reads as:
CRC32: D51CA30A
MD5: 9AAAEC8DAC27AA17B053E6352AD233AE
SHA-1: 0F841176602288EE1BE832573265F88CA78F4BA7
SHA-256: 2D5173ACF0BD6AC49670F7C83FD79AF552BA9D989DE8BA557459191C08A8A1AF

Using HashTab 3.0.0

I notice that mine reads modified on 31-Oct-09, but created on 27-Jan-10, the latter being the date I installed the update.
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