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Taskbar jump list has distorted icons and placing

  1. #11


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It looks like what we all have in common is a fresh OS install. What was your source for the win8.1 installation? I got my download from here today:

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    I wonder if it has something to do with Windows 10?

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  2. #12


    I just reset my operating system to be to factory default from the manufacturer. That takes it back to the beginning of windows 8.1.
    With the release of Windows 10 the customer support chat is packed so I cant get through to them. I do suppose that the first thing they will want you to do is upgrade to windows 10. Though I have seen this problem on other Windows 8 machines in the past. They just didn't care to fix it.
    Last edited by MISman; 30 Jul 2015 at 19:09.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by possst View Post
    It looks like what we all have in common is a fresh OS install. What was your source for the win8.1 installation? I got my download from here today:

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    I wonder if it has something to do with Windows 10?
    Yes I got mine from here as well. I also have a hunch this has to do something with Windows 10. But I hope for love's sake we dont have to upgrade to windows 10 to get this fixed.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    I just began having this same issue after doing a factory reset to go back to 8.1 from Windows 10.

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    It's not the first time I've done a factory reset on this laptop, and have never had this issue on any of the resets before until after I installed Windows 10. Maybe coincidence? Maybe not?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    Win 8.1


    I just registered here to open this thread. I thought I was the only one. Never before seen anything like it.

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  6. #16


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Also have the same issue. Again was a fresh install using an old install media from a few months ago. So it can't be the media used. I have a hunch its the windows 10 update as it asked me during the windows 8.1 setup.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    I am having the same issue after a fresh install
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  8. #18


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Just to make sure people following this thread are updated, a user reported refreshing their PC without an internet connection and the jump list was back to normal. So you could do that or wait for a simpler fix like me.
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  9. #19


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


    Quote Originally Posted by TheChimeMachine View Post
    Just to make sure people following this thread are updated, a user reported refreshing their PC without an internet connection and the jump list was back to normal. So you could do that or wait for a simpler fix like me.
    Yep, this is it. Just do the refresh without internet, and you're just fine, as I stated in this thread.

    Cheers.
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  10. #20


    The culprit seems to be KB3072318. Uninstall that update, reboot and the jump list will be back to normal. Refresh works, but this is much easier.
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