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Context menu in taskbar looking weird

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Context menu in taskbar looking weird


    I installed yesterday Windows 10 in my laptop. It seems there were a problem after installation, and it reverted back to Windows 8.1. I decided to do a clean install: deleted partitions and installed without importing anything.

    But even without import, now the context menu in taskbar looks different. And this is the second time I install W8 and it's always the same. That is the look right now:



    Any solution so I can reset that configuration? I changed themes and it doesn't seem to fix the problem.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    +1


    Clean install yesterday after Windows 10 didn't work with our VPN client. I too have the weird colored boxes when I right click on items on the task bar...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10/Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi there,

    Same problem. No Windows 10 in this machine; fresh Windows 8.1 Pro installation from USB key; only thing out of normal was the internet, enabled on install (and cancelling Windows 10 upgrade). I recommend that you do the refresh without internet on setup, and (without Windows Update yet) check if the problem still happens.

    See ya.
    Last edited by cetjunior; 31 Jul 2015 at 12:44. Reason: Corrections
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Did you all activated onedrive sync on Win 8 setup? Maybe that's the problem.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by cetjunior View Post
    Hi there,

    Same problem. No Windows 10 in this machine; fresh Windows 8.1 Pro installation from USB key; only thing out of normal was the internet, enabled on install (and cancelling Windows 10 upgrade). I recommend that you do the refresh without internet on setup, and (without Windows Update yet) check if the problem still happens.

    See ya.
    I'm going to give this a shot right now and see what happens. I'll report back.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Roguefoxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cetjunior View Post
    Hi there,

    Same problem. No Windows 10 in this machine; fresh Windows 8.1 Pro installation from USB key; only thing out of normal was the internet, enabled on install (and cancelling Windows 10 upgrade). I recommend that you do the refresh without internet on setup, and (without Windows Update yet) check if the problem still happens.

    See ya.
    I'm going to give this a shot right now and see what happens. I'll report back.
    Ok, just finished with the refresh without any internet connection and it worked! Jumplists are back to normal. Thanks!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Roguefoxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roguefoxx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cetjunior View Post
    Hi there,

    Same problem. No Windows 10 in this machine; fresh Windows 8.1 Pro installation from USB key; only thing out of normal was the internet, enabled on install (and cancelling Windows 10 upgrade). I recommend that you do the refresh without internet on setup, and (without Windows Update yet) check if the problem still happens.

    See ya.
    I'm going to give this a shot right now and see what happens. I'll report back.
    Ok, just finished with the refresh without any internet connection and it worked! Jumplists are back to normal. Thanks!
    That's awesome. At least we now know for certain the updates are what's causing the issue which is probably related to the Windows 10 roll out.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10/Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yep!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10/Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi there,

    As stated by archtop in this thread, the exact problem is the KB3072318. Just remove it, reboot and it's all fine again...just too late for me! :P

    See ya!
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