How do I restore my Desktop look and settings


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 home
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    How do I restore my Desktop look and settings


    After trying to get too Familiar with Win10 and my new HP Pavilion Laptop (2wks ago), I now find I've lost my Desktop look and settings.

    This has happened about 5hrs ago, initially I did not require a password at Start-up then after a little familiarizing ''finger poking'' I discovered that I then had to use one, my Microsoft Account.. outlook.com.. password !?
    On trying to get rid of this process, is when things started to go down hill and now I find all looks as it did 2wks ago't when I walked away from PC World. So please Help - don't really want to make a bigger mess of things

    Ahaa ! Restore Points - now this sounds an option I could cope with, is there such a facility with Win10...Joe
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 151
    Windows 10
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      My Computer


  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Private said:
    Hj Private

    Thanks for the reply - but did discover there was a restore point and managed to restore system settings to 31 Jan but not sure of this date - I'm a bit hesitant to find this restore date in case I cock things up gain, is there a way I can check this without upsetting things again so I can make a note of it - Have not been very lucky of late with computers - finger poking - am using my desktop at the moment and have had Backup issues with this again finger poking but now sorted, for a while at least...Joe
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 38
    7, 10
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    I was going to recommend Sys Restore (if it worked! lol)

    There's a few other programs out there which are better for this. I prefer to use Rollback Rx, I've used it to restore back a few months every so often. I used Shadow Defender for a while that may be good for maintaining that state but imo I like the ability to restore to other points.
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    stubtoe said:
    Ahaa ! Restore Points - now this sounds an option I could cope with, is there such a facility with Win10...Joe
    Use this tutorial to do system restore
    System Restore Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 151
    Windows 10
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    stubtoe said:
    Hj Private

    Thanks for the reply - but did discover there was a restore point and managed to restore system settings to 31 Jan but not sure of this date - I'm a bit hesitant to find this restore date in case I cock things up gain, is there a way I can check this without upsetting things again so I can make a note of it - Have not been very lucky of late with computers - finger poking - am using my desktop at the moment and have had Backup issues with this again finger poking but now sorted, for a while at least...Joe
    Before you poking something, create a restore point first. If something went wrong, use that restore point. If you want to poke again, create another one and so on so on.
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