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Resolved Creators Update Disabled Action Center

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by msilvers50, 2017/07/17.

  1. 2017/07/17
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    msilvers50 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Installed Creators Update on two PC's. One worked with no issues. The second no longer will display Action Center either with Windows-A keys or clicking on Action Center icon in taskbar. Also notice a strange flickering when using the search icon in the taskbar.

    Reboots did nothing, then read some posts elsewhere that suggested running System File Scan sfc /scannow in Administrator mode to find and repair any W10 system files but it "did not find any integrity violations".

    I could go back in time with a System Restore and reinstall, but I'm not optimistic that will help and the problem is a nuisance, not critical.

    Any suggestions where to go next with this? Would it be worth downloading the Creators Update manually and install it over my current install? Can I (and should I) even do that without making things worse?

    Thanks.
     
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    Seems to be some kind of glitch. Suggest that you uninstall the update, download the update manually & then try again.

    I had my printers and some apps tossed but never core Windows Apps.
     

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    Were the PC's identical? You give no indication of the system details of either. rsinfo's suggestion would be a starting point.
     
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    PC with the problem is the Dell Optiplex 760 I use, the one that doesn't is my wife's Dell Optiplex 780. Virtually identical Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB memory configurations. My machine the problematic 760 has a more complex software setup including Google Chrome extensions, Malwarebytes Premium and lots of other app and utility software than my wife's simpler machine. But I have nothing else to put my finger on to explain why the problem occurred on one machine vs. another.

    It is well past 10 days since my July 1st Creators update install. I no longer have a restore point before July 1st nor a window.old file that can be used to recover to an earlier W10 update. Bottom line the problem is a nuisance not a major problem, I'm too busy prepping for a house move to spend too much time on it and I'll be replacing the PC after the move anyway.

    Thanks for your responses. Depending on any further feedback maybe I should just close this thread.
     
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    I would venture to suggest that your additional "complex software setup" and Google extensions may be the cause of the problem. I would disable all additional software before trying the update again.
     

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