My Windows 7 Paste function greyed out


I just discovered my Paste function is greyed out everytime I try to copy something (folders, files or drag and drop on windows menu). any idea where the issue was? Take a look at the screenshot I try to copy a photo and right click to paste (function greyed out)

paste function greyed out
I've performed the following tasks.

1. Scan for viruses - nothing found
2. Ran Malwarebytes  Anti-Malware - nothing found
3. ran system file checker cmd prompt : sfc /scannow - found two corrupted files but windows repaired automatically.
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1) Is Windows up-to-date?
2) Perform a clean boot in Windows. . Will past work?
3) Did you try a System Restore?
lappladmin --
Paste will be greyed out until you have Copied something.  
Maybe Copy is the problem or you are not doing it correctly.  How are you doing it?
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
A similar problem was posted over at the techsupport subreddit and was fixed by removing this hotfix:

Worth a shot?


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lappladminAuthor Commented:
It works. MS Security update kb3057839 was the cause of the issue. Thanks Adam.
Thanks will try removal ASAP.
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