1. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 turns re-sets personal settings


    Windows 10 will reset my settings. First of all I have my system set to make IE my default brewers. But every time I click a link it will ask me if I want IE or Edge. One other thing. I dislike using the touch pad on my laptop so I have it set to disable the touch pad. I tried several different ways to disable it and it will work until I restart and then the mouse pad is active again. It's a real pain in the you-know-what. Does anyone know of a solution?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #2

    Frank1 said: View Post
    Windows 10 will reset my settings. First of all I have my system set to make IE my default brewers. But every time I click a link it will ask me if I want IE or Edge. One other thing. I dislike using the touch pad on my laptop so I have it set to disable the touch pad. I tried several different ways to disable it and it will work until I restart and then the mouse pad is active again. It's a real pain in the you-know-what. Does anyone know of a solution?
    Have you disabled touchpad in device manager.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 260
    Windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #3

    Bazz said: View Post
    Have you disabled touchpad in device manager.
    No I haven't but I was thinking about doing that. But if I did that and wanted to enable it for some reason, could I do it?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    California
    Posts : 186
    Kernel 4.x.x
       18 Aug 2015 #4

    Frank1 said: View Post
    No I haven't but I was thinking about doing that. But if I did that and wanted to enable it for some reason, could I do it?
    Yes, by re-enabling it in device manager.

    If, for whatever reason, you do not have access to your external mouse, you can use the keyboard to navigate 90% of Windows.


    A major benefit too, is learning to use the keyboard alone to navigate Windows. It increases your efficiency and/or your productivity incredibly when you learn all the keyboard shortcuts for various things.

    I believe there are also programmatic/scriptable ways to enable & disable devices, I'll look into it a bit and if I find out, I'll come back and leave a post with an easy method to re-enable your touchpad when needed.
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,084
    EL Capitan
       18 Aug 2015 #5

    Are you per chance using the same login on two different computers? The biggest issue with the whole Live login, is that it syncs your Roaming profile in Microsoft's cloud and then when you log into another computer with those credentials, it loads them.

    Now of course your profile could be screwed up and needs to be reset. The tools listed in this link are from Microsoft.com. The Accounts troubleshooter should hopefully fix the issue. Fix Windows Store, Metro Apps and Microsoft Account Related Problems in Windows 8 - AskVG
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