Windows 10: Control Panel freezes since anniversary update - Lenovo Thinkpad

Discus and support Control Panel freezes since anniversary update - Lenovo Thinkpad in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Lenovo Thinkpad W550s, originally Windows 7 Pro, updated to Win 10 Pro more than a year ago. Since Anniversary update was applied (only a week ago), I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by docGlenn, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. docGlenn Win User

    Control Panel freezes since anniversary update - Lenovo Thinkpad


    Lenovo Thinkpad W550s, originally Windows 7 Pro, updated to Win 10 Pro more than a year ago. Since Anniversary update was applied (only a week ago), I see that Control Panel is now inoperative. It is possible that this problem occurred before Anniversary, but I know I used CP around 4 weeks earlier.

    How and What: in search bar, type "control panel". It opens and then I get the green "progress bar" at the top as it apparently searches for additional control modules. It never stops searching. And now if I click on any item in the panel, it hangs up with spinning wheel. And then I cannot bring up Task Manager by right-click on the Date-time at lower right. I can still interact with the already open web browser. Attempting to access anything else in CP tells me it is "not responding".

    How to Kill Control Panel: after some time if I right click on the CP is the taskbar, I will not see a context menu. However, suddenly the entire task bar blanks out and then re-writes itself - and the CP icon is gone.

    What else: I can run the much less useful Windows 10 "settings" app. And in it I am able to access things such as Device Manager. So I'm not hosed, just very annoyed.
    I suspect some Lenovo bug, but have absolutely no evidence for this - it's just that I'm pretty sour on Lenovo after buying this Thinkpad (but the keyboard and pointing stick are excellent!).

    Has anybody else encountered trouble like this?

    :)
     
    docGlenn, Oct 7, 2016
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  2. Middle mouse button functionality changed in Windows 10 - Cannot open new tab or scroll old way

    These settings can be changed in the mouse options from Control Panel.

    On my Lenovo L460 I performed the following steps.

    1. Go to Control Panel

    2. Click on Mouse

    3. Click on the "ThinkPad" tab

    4. In the Middle Button Action options, select "Use as middle click"

    Since this was done on my Lenovo lap, you could try similar options on other model laptops/PCs

    Regards,

    Giftson
     
    GiftsonRuphus, Oct 7, 2016
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  3. swodniws Win User
    After Anniversary Update, I get this message at startup...

    Ok, more digging... This looks like a Lenovo file. Don't know what changed in Win10 Anniversary, but will look at their website. Laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad.

    I did not have this issue on Win10 before the Anniversary update.
     
    swodniws, Oct 7, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    Control Panel freezes since anniversary update - Lenovo Thinkpad

    Hi, no, not noted a report like this yet. My CP is fine, build 14393.222.

    Could you post your build number? (Windows key + R, type winver).

    If you create a new user account for test purposes, do you see the same thing?
    And in Safe Mode?
    Is there anything of help in the event log (Event Viewer) or Reliability History? (Type Relia in Cortana's search field, click the result)
     
    dalchina, Oct 10, 2016
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