Windows 10: How to restore "normal" desktop in Windows 10 Solved

  1.    29 Aug 2015 #1

    How to restore "normal" desktop in Windows 10


    Hi all,
    So, Win 10 has just completed a routine update, (that is Windows 10 updating itself through win updater - not updating to Windows 10 from an earlier version) and now the classic desktop has gone, and has been replaced by the Windows 8 style (the one with live tiles and so on).

    Anyone any clue how to change this back - before windows 10 updated itself my desktop was fine - I just want the classic style back with normal icons and so on (if that makes sense!). I can't see any options for it.

    EDIT - typical, as soon as I post this I manage to get it working again!! Windows had switched itself to tablet mode somehow (why it did that on a laptop.....!). So switching that off in settings returns everything to normal.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Jan 2016 at 15:46. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3.    24 Jan 2016 #3

    I am so glad to see your post. I was facing the same problem. Yes it was set to tablet also.
    THANK YOU
    shipinomore



    Mycroft1701 said: View Post
    Hi all,
    So, Win 10 has just completed a routine update, (that is Windows 10 updating itself through win updater - not updating to Windows 10 from an earlier version) and now the classic desktop has gone, and has been replaced by the Windows 8 style (the one with live tiles and so on).

    Anyone any clue how to change this back - before windows 10 updated itself my desktop was fine - I just want the classic style back with normal icons and so on (if that makes sense!). I can't see any options for it.

    EDIT - typical, as soon as I post this I manage to get it working again!! Windows had switched itself to tablet mode somehow (why it did that on a laptop.....!). So switching that off in settings returns everything to normal.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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