Windows Blinds don´t work with Windows 8.1 update 1

Sunday, April 06, 2014 by homyandy25 | Discussion: WindowBlinds

HAllo i have download die spring update of windows 8.1, wehen the update is finish windows blinds dont work the themes are not aplly:(

Please fix this as son as posible.

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plamen72
Reply #41 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:40 PM

Alarm!

Latest Windows 8/8.1 optional update KB2955164 (05.13.2014) is incompatible with WindowBlinds 8.04! Please fix this, the problem is huge!

 

After installing the update and restart your computer - desktop is black with only mouse cursor. Only safe mode helps to uninstall update or disable WindowBlinds 8.04 service.


Excuse me for bad English!

Philly0381
Reply #42 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:48 PM

plamen72

Alarm!

Latest Windows 8/8.1 optional update KB2955164 (05.13.2014) is incompatible with WindowBlinds 8.04! Please fix this, the problem is huge!

Seeing that this update just came out today, you just might want to give the folks some time to look at it.  It would also help them if you either told them what the problem is or showed them with a screenshot.  

plamen72
Reply #43 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:57 PM

Screenshot: Black Desktop screen with mouse cursor. Only CTRL-ALT-DEL works.

Тhe problem is serious !!!

Henke
Reply #44 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:11 PM

Same here...black screen with cursor, enter safe mode to disable it, when back from safe mode and trying to enable it just makes the screen flash over and over again.

 

On a sidenote, ive been running WB for some time now...disabling it made everything run alot faster, and I mean everything. And ALOT faster. WB needs optimizing. My system is new, clean and up to date.

 

/Henke

Neil Banfield
Reply #45 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 6:54 PM


Same here...black screen with cursor, enter safe mode to disable it, when back from safe mode and trying to enable it just makes the screen flash over and over again.

 

On a sidenote, ive been running WB for some time now...disabling it made everything run alot faster, and I mean everything. And ALOT faster. WB needs optimizing. My system is new, clean and up to date.

 

/Henke

What activities were quicker? and how much quicker in actual numbers?

Regarding the update, it is possible Microsoft have messed something up.  We will take a look.

Neil Banfield
Reply #46 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:13 PM

Are you using 64 or 32 bit as in testing on 32 bit everything looks fine with that update.

Henke
Reply #47 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:17 PM

Using Windows 8.1 64 bit. 

Things like loading software, Firefox and Thunderbird did load quicker. IE felt better, more smooth. Photoshop as well. Even iTunes, and I never had that skinned. By quicker I mean a second or two. Not huge numbers, but still, made the system feel quick and nice. Moving windows around the screen feels better, can really feel its smoother. 
 
Guess this is just the price you have to pay if you want things skinned. But after having uninstalled WB I think ill keep the damn Windows 8 look. The system just feels great atm.
 
 
/Henke
Neil Banfield
Reply #48 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:26 PM

There should be no impact what so ever on moving windows around the screen.  Everything is buffered on modern OSes so nothing is redrawing other than giant textures.

Henke
Reply #49 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:40 PM

Really weird then, I can definitely feel a difference... or is it perhaps the skins themselves, some are heavier on the system then others?

/Henke

Neil Banfield
Reply #50 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:35 PM

I am pleased to say we have this fixed internally and will aim to push an update out on Wednesday.

Thankfully the OS update was an optional one.  An alternative way to boot would have been to hold down ctrl on login as that disables WB.

LaytonQ
Reply #51 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:43 PM

I need to report another problem. Here's the history:

installed Windows 8.1 Update (1)

backed up the C:\ drive (OS drive)

downloaded new updates from Windows Updates, which became available after the 8.1 Update (1) installation

rebooted into Windows, only the cursor showing on the desktop

rebooted to Safe Mode, uninstalled Windowblinds

booted into Windows, desktop/UI was just fine

performed a (clean) install of Windowblinds 8.04, installation worked

rebooted, opened Windowblinds, applied a style, one of the presets that loads with the installation

the screen flashed clear/hazy over and over, Windows was inoperable

 

 

EDIT:  I forgot a critical bit of information (I added the missing info, above).  Windowblinds actually worked well after the 8.1 Update 1 installation.  The problem I reported above only occurred after I installed new Windows updates that became available after the 8.1 Update installation was complete.  I have since reverted to the Windows load that I backed up immediately after installing 8.1 Update.  After restoring from the fresh backup, I went to Windows Update and installed all the new "Security" updates, but not any of the "Update for Windows 8.1 for X64-based System" updates, nor the .Net update.  Windowblinds 8.04 is working perfectly now. 

plamen72
Reply #52 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:46 AM

Neil Banfield

Are you using 64 or 32 bit as in testing on 32 bit everything looks fine with that update.

Windows 8/8.1 optional update KB2955164 for 64bit OS.

 

Neil Banfield

I am pleased to say we have this fixed internally and will aim to push an update out on Wednesday.

Thankfully the OS update was an optional one.  An alternative way to boot would have been to hold down ctrl on login as that disables WB.

Thank you very much!

stardock759
Reply #53 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:15 AM

Any workaround if the update KB2955164 has already been applied? 

 

 

LightStar
Reply #54 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:38 AM

stardock759

Any workaround if the update KB2955164 has already been applied? 

 

 

 

Yes, you have to boot into safe mode and uninstall KB2955164.

growflavor
Reply #55 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:42 AM

I also look forward to the Wednesday update indicated by Neil  I encountered the same problem as LaytonQ...reported it last night as ticket#:  QCA-460-73497

Thanks

Island Dog
Reply #56 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:30 AM

The WindowBlinds 8.05 update is out now.

http://forums.wincustomize.com/454172/page/1/

 

LaytonQ
Reply #57 Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:39 AM

I installed WindowBlinds 8.05.  Windows 8.1 Update (1) now has all updates and the previous screen flashing is gone.  Thanks for the WB fix.

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