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#1 HowardsMF155 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 09:53 AM

This morning I came to my main computer and found that the two desktop gadgets I like to use on my Win 7 machine no longer displayed properly.  The weather gadget was a pink-purple, and the CPU meter displayed as two lines of text rather than as twin speedometers.  I did some research and quickly found that the new IE11 was probably responsible.  Sure enough, checking recent updates showed that IE11 had just installed on my machine this am.  I un-installed the update and my gadgets came back.  I wish MS would stop this nonsense.  Make the OS, make the browser, and keep them separate.  


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for the tip Howard.  Glad you got is straighten out. 


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 05:55 PM

I read the title and I think to myself, "Wow, what a self evident truth!"

 

At least you are more computer literate than I am to figure it out.

 

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 06:36 PM

I read the title and I think to myself, "Wow, what a self evident truth!"

 

At least you are more computer literate than I am to figure it out.

 

Ben W.

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 06:40 PM

I read the title and I think to myself, "Wow, what a self evident truth!"

 

At least you are more computer literate than I am to figure it out.

 

Ben W.

Ben, what really is obnoxious about this is that the "web browser" is interfering with stuff on the Desktop.  If IE updated and then caused problems with browsing sites, etc., then you have some idea of what is going on.  I honestly thought I had a virus and was looking online at the symptoms to see what might have caused it and found out it was the web browser.  Kinda like having your car engine start running rough when all you did was replace your tires.


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 07:05 PM

I knew it, I knew it, these darn computers have flaws. For the past month as

I've been doing battle with mine, I thought it was just me. It's getting better for

me, but I have no idea what the issue was, or what I've done to make it better.

 

Thanks for the heads up Howard.



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Posted November 26, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Ben, what really is obnoxious about this is that the "web browser" is interfering with stuff on the Desktop.  If IE updated and then caused problems with browsing sites, etc., then you have some idea of what is going on.  I honestly thought I had a virus and was looking online at the symptoms to see what might have caused it and found out it was the web browser.  Kinda like having your car engine start running rough when all you did was replace your tires.

 

I know what you mean, Howard.  Sometimes I think automatic updates do more harm than good, since it leaves the operator wondering how in the heck the mess started. 

 

I have had the same thing happen on my computer.  I have to call in the reinforcements to fix it though.

 

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Funny thing is, everyone thought it was great when IE came out back in the 90's.  The idea was being part of the OS it could really do some neat things, until the hackers found out it was great back door.  But M$ has it so integrated into the OS you can't get rid of it because then you would not get any updates.

 

Ben, you do want the updates because they fix all kinds of bugs, especially security hole that are discovered.  But you do always run the risk of a fix not intentionally affecting something else which can cause problems or even bring the system to it's knee's.







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