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  • Patch Alert update

    Posted on September 13th, 2017 at 13:06 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Computerworld Patch Alert.

    Hit any bugs in this month’s patches? Until the commenting system is working (which should happen tonight), don’t hesitate to send me email: woody@askwoody.com.

    Includes notes about the newly reported language mix-ups caused by this month’s Outlook 2007 security patch.

    UPDATE: Got this note about KB 4038777, the Win7 Monthly Rollup:

    I installed this update yesterday. It broke Internet Explorer. I restored the pc to the state it was before this update. Reinstalled the update again. Same result. All the icons on the task bar were unusable. Restored the pc a second time.

    Can anybody confirm?

    ANOTHER ONE:

    On both 1607 and 1703 slipstreamed with September cumulative updates and clean installed, Internet Explorer remains absolutely blank whatever URL I type. The only fix I could find so far was to disable protected mode.

    ANOTHER:

    After Win 7  KB4038777 – IE11 has the Search box on next to the URL box with no option to hide it and set tabs to new line. If you uncheck the “Tabs on new line” they are put in the same line as the URL hiding the Search box. No option so far to have both tabs in new line and search box off. Same supposed to happen with the equivalent Win8.1 and Win10 patches.

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    10 Responses to “Patch Alert update”

    1. David says:

      On both 1607 and 1703 slipstreamed with September cumulative updates and clean installed, Internet Explorer remains absolutely blank whatever URL I type. The only fix I could find so far was to disable protected …

    2. David says:

      […] protected mode.

    3. Niki says:

      After Win 7 KB4038777 – IE11 has the Search box on next to the URL box with no option to hide it and set tabs to new line. If you uncheck the “Tabs on new line” they are put in the same line as the URL hiding the Search box. No option so far to have both tabs in new line and search box off. Same supposed to happen with the equivalent Win8.1 and Win10 patches.

    4. NetDef says:

      Windows 10 Mobile 1703 to version 15063.608 released yesterday:

      1) Adding a new SMS thread crashes the native IM client as soon as you start to type a contact name to which you want to send a SMS message.

      2) SMS send options no longer show up in contacts with mobile numbers. Only option is to call.

      Sigh . . .

    5. NetDef says:

      Just a follow up on my earlier post re win 10 Mobile crashing SMS.

      Turns out something (I don’t know what) changed in how contacts are synced from an Exchange account (Office 365). Removing that account, then adding it back and waiting for it to resync; solved both the above problems.

      Hope that helps in case anyone else encountered this issue.

    6. CraigS26 says:

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/kb-4038777-breaks-ie-11/c41cd2c7-fabf-4bb7-acb4-94a8c023f84e?tm=1505335701874&lc=1033

      KB 4038777 One guy confirms IE 11 won’t start at all after the update and another discusses Good How-To Info on the IE 11 TAB Change.

      Will await an MS WU Group Reply/Fix to IE 11 not starting B4 I consider an Install.

    7. DrBonzo says:

      Seems that some comments from 9/14 have gone missing, particularly some tests by PKCano. From those tests it seems as though if you’re willing to have the search box and tabs all on the same line that IE11 will work normally after the 4038777 and 4036586 patches are installed.

      Do others agree with that?

      Also, even if you don’t use IE11, don’t you still need it to work as an integral part of WIN7? I’m under the impression you do need it to work.

    8. Richard says:

      The solution for IE not starting after september updates seems to be changing the tab view settings.
      Obviously this can’t be done in IE itself if it doesn’t start….
      You can however change it in the registry:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE
      ShowTabsBelowAddressBar = 0

      If this doesn’t help, you have to change Windows theme settings. Increase the “icon font” setting one or two points (for example 16 to 17)

      This is found in the Control Panel.
      “Change the theme” – “Window Color” – “Icon”
      At least that’s the way it works in Windows 7. Changing this setting in Windows 10 may be slightly different.

      This solution has been confirmed by two others, both in Windows 7 and Windows 10.

    9. Kevin says:

      I also had several users running W7 and KB4038777 that could not open IE. Noticed that in all cases they were running the “Windows Classic” them. Changing them to “Aero” or “Basic” fixed the issue. Very weird.

    10. Richard says:

      That may very well be true!
      I am using the “Windows Classic” theme as well.
      Also I did quite a bit of adjusting to fontsize, appearance, resolution etc.
      But I do so for a reason, and found the solution as described above. At least for now….

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