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May
2010



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windows7According to Microsoft there is a nasty bug affecting Windows 7 operating systems, lately. In fact, it may happen that a Windows 7 computer, configured to automatically log on when you turn the system on, might reset its taskbar settings for some unclear reasons. If this is your case, here is the hotfix to download and install on your PC.

As stated in Microsoft  Article ID: 979155, the issue “occurs because of a race condition between Windows Explorer and Taskhost.exe.” The hotfix “is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.”

To download the KB979155 hotfix, users will have to contact Microsoft uspport through this page: http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=979155.

If you can not waste any time or you just want to download the hotfix right away, without having to call anybody on the phone, I have just got the files for you:

i386 (32-bit or x86): Windows6.1-KB979155-x86.msu
x64 (64-bit): Windows6.1-KB979155-x64.msu

These hotfixes support any language!




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2 Comments to “How to Fix Taskbar Reset to the Default Settings When You Use the “Automatically Log On” in Windows 7”

  1. notreal Says:

    Well, KB979155 did not work for me, but I did get a solution. First, I will tell you, I was told to set a restore point then try the hotfix. I backed up my files and set the restore point, but the hotfix said that it did not apply to my system. So I tried something: I closed the HP Support Assistant toolbar. Now, my other toolbars keep their settings across reboots. Perhaps the problem had something to do with the Support Assistant stretching up along the three rows of the Taskbar that I had, against the right side. Anyway,… problem solved. – notreal

  2. notreal Says:

    My taskbar resets but I do NOT have automatic logon. I believe I may have set automatic logon once a while ago but set it back to requiring a password. So should I try this fix?


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