Windows 7 bugs

I hope windows 7 is still supported…
Last year my panel gear menu (top-right of any panel) started showing an almost fullscreen wide solid gray windows with no text at all, unusable. I get used to panel menu instead.
Lately, the sub items of icons do not work anymore. The small lower triangle responds as a simple mouse click and triggers the top icon command.
Am I Alone to experience that ?


Here is my systeminfo :

Rhino 6 SR25 2020-4-23 (Rhino 6, 6.25.20114.05271, Git hash:master @ f35d7ded15ec317635ced435d8df84327397038d)
License type: Commerciale, build 2020-04-23
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: Jean-Francois Lahos ()

Windows 7 SP1 (Physical RAM: 16Gb)
Machine name: ADMIN-PC

Non-hybrid graphics.
Primary display and OpenGL: NVIDIA Quadro 1000M (NVidia) Memory: 2GB, Driver date: 7-13-2017 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 377.55

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: Height

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.5
Shading Language: 4.50 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 7-13-2017
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 2 GB

Rhino plugins
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoBonusTools.rhp “Rhino Bonus Tools”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\IronPython\RhinoDLR_Python.rhp “IronPython” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Grasshopper\GrasshopperPlugin.rhp “Grasshopper” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 6.25.20114.5271
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\Calc.rhp “Calc”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 6\Plug-ins\NamedPositions.rhp “Named Position”

Windows 7 is no longer officially supported according to the McNeel website, but it should still work OK… Your video driver is from 2017, I would start by updating that with the latest available for that card from the NVidia website.

The card itself is also a bit weak, but it should still be OK if you don’t stress it too much - and hopefully the driver update will help with the panel display problem.

I know my laptop is getting old but it’s still really useful and not slow enough to get rid of it.
Softwares compatibility will make it obsolete.
I have the latest driver… april 2017…

Yeah, OK, thought there might be a later one… in that case I don’t really know what else to do… sorry.

at work I use a laptop with Win7 and indeed there are some bugs that appear there but cannot be reproduced on my Win10 pc

Right. I also have a Win10 station at work. But sometimes, and more often lately ;), I have to use my laptop. Those bugs are win7 related only.