Taskbar problems kb-5003214

Hi,

After installing kb5003214( build 19043.1023) the taskbar went nuts on one of my units, a Surface Book 2. The Lenovo desktop survived.

Sytem icons are there at start up but as soon as starting any application they disappear.

Pinned app icons stay as they should.

After a while the system icons re-appear but then doubled with copies of the pinned icons on top. These disappear when hoovering with pointer, and after a short while also the system icons are gone again.

Any good suggestions on this one?

Have removed the update.

Running on Insider, now on OS19043.985

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Hi AngryFinn,
I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor here to assist you.

Right-click the Taskbar>News and Interests>Turn off.

Does that help?
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Hi Sumit,

Did that when I first saw it. No change.

Have also done a re-installation of the up-date just in case it was corrupt but that did not do any good either.

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Thanks, some people reported success with the same. Rest assured this is reported by multiple people.

Do you have Valorant installed?
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Hi Sumit,

No Valorant in the machine.

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I am seeing a variety of cases similar to your issue(most of them in the last 2 days), so we can just continue hit and trial until succeed.

The next step is to uninstall the 21H1 enablement package.

How to uninstall Windows 10 21H1
https://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2021/05/uninst...

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Hi Sumit,

Is the link in order?

Got this:

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Please try:
https://www.yourwindowsguide.com/2021/05/uninst...

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Hi Sumit,

No worries. Your first pointed me in the right direction and with a little help from our friends at Google page was found.

Uninstalled the 21H1 enablement package, downloaded & installed subsequent updates and, at least for now, all OK.

Many thanks.

Take care and stay safe!

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Awesome, thank you for letting us know!

Thanks and wishing you a good weekend.
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You will see this if:

- KB5003214 is installed

- News and Interests on the taskbar is turned off, and

- Your DPI scaling (Settings|System|Display|Scale and layout is other (larger?) than 100%

Change any one of those, and the problem goes away. I found the most useful option to

be uninstalling KB5003214. I have zero interest in the News and Interests widget.

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