May 12th update caused taskbar and start key to stop working+ more


  1. Posts : 1
    Win10
       #1

    May 12th update caused taskbar and start key to stop working+ more


    Got an update on May 12th. The next day I boot things up, try and right click on an icon on my taskbar and nothing happens.
    I try clicking on start and using the keyboard shortcut, nothing happens. Right click on the desktop works fine until you try and access anything with it (change wallpaper, resolutino ect). Then I get an error message:
    "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Install something or create and association in the default programs control panel"


    Rightclicking on the taskbar while not on start/icon pops the options.


    I rolled back the update through recovery and to no surprise it was fixed until the update got shoved down my throat again, and, again, to no surprise the problem came back. Now the only restore points are: the first failed update of may 12th (same as I have now, so useless), may 13th the backup before the first restore (so when the update was applied). I'm screwed either way.


    I can't access things like settings in any way (any commands or other ways to get there fail).



    Got an update on May 12th. The next day I boot things up, try and right click on an icon on my taskbar and nothing happens.
    I try clicking on start and using the keyboard shortcut, nothing happens. Right click on the desktop works fine until you try and access anything with it (change wallpaper, resolutino ect). Then I get an error message:
    "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Install something or create and association in the default programs control panel"

    Rightclicking on the taskbar while not on start/icon pops the options.

    I rolled back the update through recovery and to no surprise it was fixed until the update got shoved down my throat again, and, again, to no surprise the problem came back. Now the only restore points are: the first failed update of may 12th (same as I have now, so useless), may 13th the backup before the first restore (so when the update was applied). I'm screwed either way.

    I can't access things like settings in any way (any commands or other ways to get there fail).
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  2. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 16,161
    W10Prox64
       #2

    Hi Trump and welcome to Tenforums.

    You might want to try a repair install using an in-place upgrade.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    I would suggest downloading the ISO from MSTechBench to your desktop, right-click to mount it, and run setup.exe. This should fix your problems. As always, make sure your data is backed up first.
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  3. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,370
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    The only update would be Insider Build 14342. Nothing else has been released at this time for any major changes, since they are finishing up on Redstone.
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  4. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 16,161
    W10Prox64
       #4

    bro67 said:
    The only update would be Insider Build 14342. Nothing else has been released at this time for any major changes, since they are finishing up on Redstone.
    I think perhaps you are confusing updates with upgrades? There indeed was a WU released on the 10th, which quite possibly made it to some computers on the 12th:
    Windows 10 update history - Windows Help


    Since the OP posted in the General thread and not the Insider thread, I assume he is working on v1511, for which this update has caused problems for some.
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  5. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,370
    Mac OS Catalina
       #5

    Incorrect Simrick. An upgrade is going from Windows 7 to Windows 10. An update, especially for Insiders is going to the next build.

    I have been around the block or two and been doing this stuff since the Home Brew days.

    Please stay on subject.

    They so not have to do any kind of repair, it is the last push that is causing this behavior.

    I have my Windows 10 test box up to date and have none of the issues as the OP.

    If people are Insiders, they need to state that up front, so that we can track these issues. We need to know if they are Insiders or not, because the majority of these problems are only affecting that group, not the general user population.
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