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Hi,

 

I had been putting together a master list of troublesome Windows updates. There are lists all over and I am looking to put it all into one concise list. Part of it is because I am rebuilding my main multi-OS rig and right now I am on a backup with Windows 7.

 

Anyways, I went and uninstalled a few existing updates and here are 2 (3rd party's) quotes regarding one of them:

 

Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 = breaks AERO functionality and gives you blurry fonts on some websites. And brakes Resource monitor in 125DPI in classic mode

 

And another:

 

 

KB2670838: The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, Windows 7 specific update only (Do not install IE10 or 11, otherwise it will be bundled with them. IE9 is the max version you should install)

 

 

So then after finishing up some projects I rebooted and (anecdotally- no hard metrics at this point) the whole process seemed faster. I got a couple of interesting popups asking about configurations as the desktop was forming. I started firing up all my usual programs and when I hit PDN I got a dialogue saying that it requires this update! Ouch!

 

So, does anybody in the know have some knowledge to contribute? I am itching to get to creating images and I want to figure this one out!

 

In the mean time, here is a totally unrelated image just for the fun of it.

 

 

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Edited by Apollo702
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If Aero is no longer working, perhaps your graphics driver is out of date, and you need to update to a version that's compatible with the Platform Update.

 

Anyways this really isn't a tech support forum, so unless your issue is directly Paint.NET related, we may lock this topic.

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Clarificiation: The original project did not start off as a PDN concern and I am not looking for general tech help.

 

The point is that when the main rig is ready it will have many OSes and I wanted to start fresh with a number of troublesome Windows updates not included in the initial round of updates. The original point was to exclude GWX updates(besides, it will have stinky Windows 10 anyways as one of the OSes), telemetry and known buggy/troublesome updates.

 

So, I also did a search of installed updates on the backup computer(that I am presently using) and found that one alleged to be troublesome. Upon reboot it said that PDN can't start without it.

 

So yes, this did become a PDN issue.

Edited by Apollo702
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I did a search of installed updates and found that the KB2670838 update is from 2013. Have you udated your graphics adapter drivers and investigated whether the 2013 issue was resolved with current updates.

If PDN needs to see a particular set of system requirements and you are refusing to provide them, I have trouble seeing how that is a PDN issue?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/gwx-get-windows-10-updates-are-messing-up-windows/afd20675-937b-47be-a8cb-1e7b1e9383e2

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PDN does produce various error reporting. Maybe you should insert the text copy of those reports in your next response.

 

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When doing the system restart a couple of (I had never seen before) dialogues popped up asking about configuration after the offending update was removed.

 

I just now clicked on PDN and it came up with a similar one(again.) Here is a screenshot:

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Thank you for responding- but I am looking to go a little deeper into what is it about this one? How deeply embedded does it go? Are there workarounds or is this one absolute?

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I just had a look on my own Windows 7 SP1 and I have had that KB2670838 update since 2016 and from the date I'm pretty sure it must have been included in the massive Convenience Rollup update I used after the virgin install of Windows 7 SP1 on the, then, newly built PC.

 

So that update did not beak Aero, it works correctly on my machine but then, of course, I had/have nothing to compare it too so may be it does give you more blurry fonts on some web sites but if it does the effect is not noticeable.

 

What I have found in my researches is that the update or rather the lack of it has caused problems for other programs like Kodi (previously XBMC) and some video games ie. it is required.

 

If the same thing applies to PDN (or the current PDN version) then what is there that can be done other than install it and live with whatever real or imagined display issues it causes?

 

This sounds all a bit Chicken Little syndrome to me - where is the actual evidence that installing this update has real graphical consequences? It appears all anecdotal. 

Edited by IHaveNoName

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So that sounds pretty embedded. Also, as a side note; I spent a while testing Plex and Kodi and I found Kodi superior for a number of reasons. PDN is something I absolutely have to have and Kodi is on the rise for me.

 

I guess that it is time to close out some projects and put that update back. This deal appears to be sealed.

 

Thanks to everyone for responding. How about some puppies to brighten up your night/morning?

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