[Request] Explorer.exe from 9860

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by mdc, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. mdc

    mdc MDL Junior Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    78
    119
    0
    As above :)

    The GDI leak on 9879 makes it practically unusable for me. Currently using explorer from 9841, but there's a rather annoying problem; namely the fact that the Windows Key no longer opens the start menu/start screen :p
     
  2. Heidegger

    Heidegger MDL Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    136
    51
    10
  3. mdc

    mdc MDL Junior Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    78
    119
    0
  4. beta-hunter

    beta-hunter MDL Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    119
    10
    10
    so is 9879 worth installing?
     
  5. Heidegger

    Heidegger MDL Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    136
    51
    10
    Not in my experience so far. Explorer seems more sluggish displaying folder contents (the new folder icons are horrible at medium size) and the event log is filling up with errors from searchprotocolhost and readyboot crashes. The firewall occasionally stops working as well (according to the notification popup).
     
  6. beta-hunter

    beta-hunter MDL Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    119
    10
    10
    thanks for the info,i think i will pass on this build.........
     
  7. bjf2000

    bjf2000 MDL Addicted

    Apr 11, 2008
    929
    135
    30
    How slow? It's been what, part of one week?

    What are the few features that break by using the old explorer? I'm trying to weigh the torment of this GDI issue with an unpredictable shell.

    I'd settle for a program that would warn me when GDI Objects get close to 10K, but I don't think one exists.

    Better: figure out why this isn't a problem for some. That doesn't quite make sense to me. It's not as if some people aren't using the shell.
     
  8. Heidegger

    Heidegger MDL Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    136
    51
    10
    #9 Heidegger, Nov 17, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
    Are any of you able to access the local Network with this Explorer? It doesn't work for me (works fine through Explorer replacement shell like XYplorer) so I'm wondering if it's the explorer at fault or if I've mucked up something else.

    EDIT: Seems to have been fixed with the december update.
     
  9. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

    Oct 23, 2010
    1,069
    790
    60
    It's a problem for everyone, but affects people to various degrees based on usage. It's brought on by the taskbar button progress bars. You can start a download in chrome or IE and literally watch the GDI objects increase at a rate of about 4 a second.
     
  10. kosta20071

    kosta20071 MDL Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    286
    92
    10
    Also have this problem with explorer.exe , it messes up the taskbar when I watch movies in MPC-HC so I have to restart explorer everytime
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

    Oct 23, 2010
    1,069
    790
    60
    Right because MPC-HC uses the taskbar progress bar, which is what causes the issue.

    OP: What exactly is broken with 9860's explorer? Trying to see if this is a viable solution.
     
  12. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign MDL Addicted

    Sep 8, 2013
    636
    295
    30
    Sorry if this has been asked already elsewhere, but is it possible to disable the progress bar indicator on the taskbar for all (or just certain) programs? Just wondering if it's possible to avoid this known issue, at least to some degree.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

    Oct 23, 2010
    1,069
    790
    60
    No, unfortunately it isn't. I'm actually trying out 9860's explorer now. So far it's working well, and no GDI leak, just seeing if this is a viable solution until (hopefully) MS issues a hotfix for this bug, although to be fair they might not.
     
  14. bjf2000

    bjf2000 MDL Addicted

    Apr 11, 2008
    929
    135
    30
    I'm switching to VLC for now. No progress bar.
     
  15. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

    Oct 23, 2010
    1,069
    790
    60
    Experimenting with 9860's explorer and so far I haven't come across anything broken and the GDI leak is gone, so I might stick with this.
     
  16. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

    Oct 23, 2010
    1,069
    790
    60
    You can just replace them. Make sure not to forget the mui files as well as the explorer for SYSWOW64
     
  17. chinobino

    chinobino MDL Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    160
    56
    10
    I ended up doing an in-place upgrade from 9879 Pro to 9879 Enterprise, the upgrade kept everything and now I don't have the GDI memory leak.