Two weeks in the past, I talked a few bug in Home windows 7’s August Month-to-month patch rollup KB 4034664 that left many individuals who've two screens reeling. After putting in the safety patch, the primary monitor would work correctly, however the second monitor may have all types of rendering issues.
The bug additionally seems in KB 4034679, the manually put in security-only patch for August, and in KB 4034670, the Preview of September’s Month-to-month rollup. Bugs as a Service.
Microsoft got here up with a manual workaround. First, you allow Desktop Composition (see TechSupp247’s video), you then ensure the principle monitor is within the higher left (the “1” place) in monitor format. That labored, generally, however older graphics playing cards don’t help Desktop Composition, and the handbook process is a typical convoluted Home windows process — not appropriate for non-combatants.
Friday night time, Microsoft launched KB 4039884, a manual-install-only patch of a patch. Quoth the KB article:
This replace addresses a difficulty the place UI components, together with menu bars, are lacking from Home windows and Java purposes working on computer systems with a number of screens (multimon). The difficulty impacts console and Distant Desktop logons when the principle monitor just isn't within the prime left space of the monitor format in Management Panel. Functions may additionally cease responding or not work correctly when moved between screens.
I put in the mentioned “repair” after which Home windows Replace got here again and instructed me I had over 20 vital updates and some really useful ones that wanted to be put in. Apparently a few of the information which are put in are quite outdated variations (courting again to aug of 2016), only a few are literally newer than 20aug17 (in accordance with autoruns). It does change many dll’s… I did a system restore to the purpose that this “repair” made for me and it’s again to the best way it was. It is likely to be clever to carry off on this “repair” for a bit till this all will get sorted out…
And @PKCano confirmed, with a screenshot exhibiting a dozen uncovered outdated patches. It seems our shiny new patch-of-a-patch has an issue with its supersedence chain, calling again to life many aged, undead patches.
That leaves multimonitor Home windows 7 customers in a lurch, with two unappetizing choices. Both undergo the handbook steps to allow Desktop Composition and flip-flop your screens round — assuming your graphics card is as much as the duty. Or ignore an onslaught of historical, undesirable updates, and look forward to Microsoft to repair the supersedence chain — hopefully earlier than September’s Month-to-month rollup arrives.
Cue the strolling lifeless.
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