Windows 10: Settings/ system/ about freezes task bar after update

Discus and support Settings/ system/ about freezes task bar after update in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My Surface Pro 3 installed numerous updates 3/30/16 and I have a problem viewing about system using taskbar method. When I click on about it won't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jds54, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. jds54 Win User

    Settings/ system/ about freezes task bar after update


    My Surface Pro 3 installed numerous updates 3/30/16 and I have a problem viewing about system using taskbar method.
    When I click on about it won't open and causes some icons in taskbar not to function. It only happens when I try to view about computer. All other info work in settings and computer runs fine until I hit "about". I need to restart computer and everything works great until I look at about again only.
    An update KB3140741 was installed with updates and I heard that this is causing some issues. It can't be uninstalled from control panel.
    Any one else having this issue or recommendations?

    :)
     
    jds54, Mar 30, 2016
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  2. When I play any video game in fullscreen mode, game freezes.

    Original title: Task Manager

    After I upgraded to Win10 I have had a particular problem with Task Manager. When I play any video game in fullscreen mode, and the game suddenly freezes, the only way to close the game is through task manager. Well as always I press Ctrl+Alt+Del to launch
    it, and my task bar shows up to indicate that task manager is now open. However, it does not appear on screen. At this point I click on the image in the task bar to open Task Manager, and it blinks on screen for about a fraction of a second and disappears
    again. It seems that no longer in Windows 10 Task Manager is prioritized to show up on screen above everything else. Now I only wonder if there is a setting I can change to fix this problem, or whether this is a "feature" of the new Operating System.
     
    EkkeHyvonen, Mar 30, 2016
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  3. simrolfey Win User
    windows 10 after update task bar freezes

    windows 10 since update my task bar keeps freezing on start up, once i restart it all works fine, i have had the help desk trouble shoot this 6 times with no improvements, i have several other pc on windows 10 that dosnt have this problem, i dont what
    else to try i have done all the trouble shooting i have read about as well as the help desk, i would really like some answers or solutions that work
     
    simrolfey, Mar 30, 2016
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  4. jds54 Win User

    Settings/ system/ about freezes task bar after update

    If I click file icon on taskbar the About info will pop up. Then I'll exit out and everything is fine. If I don't do that start menu settings is frozen.
    Weird bug. Somehow about is tied into files location to initiate.
    Not a major issue but some update caused this and wonder which one. Which we could decide what updates to install instead of being forced updates upon us that may cause problems with no way to uninstall.
     
    jds54, Mar 30, 2016
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