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Window 7 SP1 - upgrade broke StartMenu functionality and no icons anywhere

Last response: in Windows 7
February 28, 2012 6:30:15 PM

Recently, upgraded W7 home premium to SP1 via windows updater. No errs occured/reported during upgrade... rebooted and "wallah"... no icons visible anywhere, and StartMenu functionality is nonexistent by keyboard or mouse-click.

Reverted to an earlier restore point, but unfortunately that move cost me IPv4 functionality and i could not pull IPs.. spent a couple hours trying to restore my net adapters (netsh interface ipv4 install,, drivers, etc, with no success.... so i imported via USB the SP1 from M$ (W6.1-KB976932-X64) and recommitted myself to stupidity, i mean to the upgrade... IPv4 restored, but no icons, no StartMenu function....

I remember a similar problem with an XP upgrade that required altering Registry values in REGEDIT.. but i cannot find those notes..

your help is appreciated..
February 28, 2012 6:55:40 PM

You seem to be between two issue, SP1 update failed and you have no desktop. I'm not sure how that relates to IPv4. Can you provide more details?