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sudden problems with IE 9 both 64bit and 32bit versions  with GWT Java WebApp

Posted on 2013-01-20
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Last Modified: 2013-02-09
I have a Java/GWT webapp that used to work on IE 9  using Sofware rendering instead of GPU rendering setting an advanced property, however, since the last volley of Windows Updates it behave aweful with the webapp. Firefox 18 works extremely well but IE works extremely awfully with the Java/GWT webapp. I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out

Has anyone seen any thing similar in the 01/2013 Windows updates we have all been plagued with??
I noticed  Microsoft has added more updates this month than I can ever remember getting.
It really feels and looks completely lousy in IE 9 . the webapp is idiotically sluggish now while it flies in Firefox version 18.

I am probably wasting time posting this but can anyone confirm similar issues with
with IE  9 for Windows 7 and by the way I would not touch Windows 8. Such a badly designed OS  IPHONE wannabe it is just awful. You would have thought it would have user modes at least to allow Developer / System Admin easy access to services, cmd shell etc.. but no its horrible - So far no redeaming qualities and now - This Update headache!!!!

I would appreciate hearing about any similar experiences with IE since these ghastly windows updates and any possible solutions!!
Question by:Robert Silver
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I haven't seen this exact problem  rssdds
but a recent update 2012 from Microsoft installed a lot more than and suddenly windows moviemaker no longer opened, and other things.
I had to update my video drivers to 2012 then everything worked again.
Which version of Java do you have installed?
control Panel\All Control Panel Items\ Java
Java in control panelI switched to Chrome.
You could check your updates
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history\Click on installed updates
Troubleshoot common installation issues in Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services>fix it for me.
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Put the computer in clean boot mode and then check the web app in IE.

Clean boot process

Start-type - msconfig- click on startup tab- click disable all...then click services tab- put a check on hide all microsoft services ...and then click disable all....click ok and then restart the computer in normal mode.

If everything works fine in clean boot then enable five startup items and services at a time to find the faulty software.


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by:Robert Silver
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I have to say  I have come to truly fear every month of new Microsoft Updates and this one is the worst yet. Then there is the fact that Microsoft does not explain what the updates truly are for and no details are provided. This time it seems there are over 20 updates installed and as I said earlier  the GWT Java Webapp is no longer properly functioning in IE9
It is very frustrating.  I installed no new services etc.. Just standard updates

For the record there are two machines a Dell laptop and an HP workstation and both show the same lame functionality where by the pages are horribly cached and well the wrong display comes up especially when multiple tabs are used. Its very frustrating!
On the Dell laptop (Java  6 update 14) and on the HP workstation Java 7 update 5

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rssdds, I do understand, if it helps you can sign up for free news letters from PC Pitstop/ Tech Republic, znet and stay on top of the latest threats windows updates among other things you choose.
I get email about the latest threats including the windows updates and what is in them and do you need them all. What to watch out for.
Recently I received a newsletter 13th Jan 2013 regarding a java exploit.
It could be related to your sudden problem here is the link to the artical.
Homeland Security Warns to Disable Java
16th January
You may have an infection.
I'd run a scan for spyware just incase
Load hijackthis do a system a scan and save a log
Post the log back here and I'll take a look at it.
or use the Auto analyses
how to use it safely
HijackThis Tutorial - How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers & Spyware
I have since uninstalled java for now
but if it helps
You can debug AJAX applications in your favorite IDE just like you would a desktop application, and in your favorite browser just like you would if you were coding JavaScript. The GWT developer plugin spans the gap between Java bytecode in the debugger and the browser's JavaScript.

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The problem believe it or not was solved by repeated rebooting. Can you believe that.

It took about the number of updates added I think 23 reboots to fix the problem.
I also changed the cache settings to as low a cache size as possible.
They should allow turning off the cache altogether like Firefox does.

I have no idea why

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by:Robert Silver
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Nothing special - Microsoft needs to revamp their software in  a big way.
Its really getting to be an awful experience when updates cause this many headaches...
and windows 8 is idiotic!!
They should have given users a choice  Expert mode(like windows 7) , Savvy User mode, and
basic for the people who really want an Iphone like environment!

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