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  1.    20 Nov 2015 #1

    Update to version 1511 build 10586 changed lots of settings...


    Why do they do this?

    I recently did the update of my W10x64 pro to version 1511 build 10586, and now I am discovering all kinds of annoying changes of my settings. In no particular order:
    * Caps Lock disable entry in registry was removed
    * Default keyboard was set to English which had me stumped for a long time why I could not log in
    * Default app for *.pdf-files was changed to Edge (was Chrome)
    * Default app for *.txt-files was changed to Notepad (was Textpad)
    * My disabled broken touch pad was enabled, which wrought havoc on my system until I understood what the problem was
    * The custom windows theme I used was discarded and a standard one put in its place
    * The lock screen was changed

    And I bet that have as yet not discovered all of the annoying changes. Why do they have to do this...? I like my settings fine the way they were, I manually set them like that for a reason.
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  2.    20 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by OppfinnarJocke View Post
    Why do they do this?

    I recently did the update of my W10x64 pro to version 1511 build 10586, and now I am discovering all kinds of annoying changes of my settings. In no particular order:
    1* Caps Lock disable entry in registry was removed
    2* Default keyboard was set to English which had me stumped for a long time why I could not log in
    3* Default app for *.pdf-files was changed to Edge (was Chrome)
    4* Default app for *.txt-files was changed to Notepad (was Textpad)
    5* My disabled broken touch pad was enabled, which wrought havoc on my system until I understood what the problem was
    6* The custom windows theme I used was discarded and a standard one put in its place
    7* The lock screen was changed

    And I bet that have as yet not discovered all of the annoying changes. Why do they have to do this...? I like my settings fine the way they were, I manually set them like that for a reason.
    Hi, well noted. Didn't you know MS likes to annoy and confuse its users by making random changes?
    At least, that's what they have a good history of doing.. (removal of email client, Win 7, removal of Aero etc in Win 8, + atrocious start menus or none in Win 8, 10 (my experience with standard start menus in folders and subfolders etc).

    So..
    2 - my keyboard is UK English- no change noted
    3 - oddly, my pdf association with Sumatra wasn't changed.
    4 yes, Edge seems to be set to default after the upgrade. Happened to me.
    6 I've not noted anyone commenting on the theme changing, but this upgrade/update is in the manner of a new Windows installation, so possibly...
    7 this is a known design change - you may find several different ones appearing.

    You'll get the same kind of upgrade to enjoy twice next year from what I've read..

    Best to add your comments to Feedback to MS.
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  3.    20 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I've upgraded three separate machines to the latest Windows 10 revision and didn't notice any of these things changing. Chrome even remained as my default browser.
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  4.    20 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I've upgraded three separate machines to the latest Windows 10 revision and didn't notice any of these things changing. Chrome even remained as my default browser.
    Yep- it's something I've seen just a very few have reported.. not all. Bear in mind this is a new procedure for MS.
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  5.    20 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    With 10 when a major update comes down it's like restarting the OS from scratch and the settings will go back to as they would be from a fresh instillation. All custom settings will be reset and this is not going to change in the future. All I can suggest is keep a list of what needs to be redone and automate as much as possible.
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  6.    20 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2014
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    with almost every upgrade Edge set it self default ,I just change it back it IE11,and one day that won't bother me as I learn to use it more..and more . and I really don't care what pictures it uses, if I don't like it I will just change it ,so for me I didn't see any major annoying changes
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  7.    20 Nov 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    With 10 when a major update comes down it's like restarting the OS from scratch and the settings will go back to as they would be from a fresh instillation. All custom settings will be reset and this is not going to change in the future. All I can suggest is keep a list of what needs to be redone and automate as much as possible.
    It would be reasonable to think that, but
    a. not all my personally set associations were changed
    b. not everyone seems to experience the same changes (from the very limited comments I've read so far)
    - which suggests MS has made some effort to protect associations....
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  8.    20 Nov 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    It would be reasonable to think that, but
    a. not all my personally set associations were changed
    b. not everyone seems to experience the same changes (from the very limited comments I've read so far)
    - which suggests MS has made some effort to protect associations....
    In the future this is the procedure that's going to occur every time a major change is made to the OS. I would just recommend getting used to it and make plans to redo your adjustments and associations. I have to do the same and it's really not a big deal.
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  9.    20 Nov 2015 #9
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    In the future this is the procedure that's going to occur every time a major change is made to the OS. I would just recommend getting used to it and make plans to redo your adjustments and associations. I have to do the same and it's really not a big deal.
    It might even be useful.
    The longer you have an OS image running, the more it is fiddled with and strays from the "optimum" settings for it.
    I don't know how often I have had to reset software back to it's default, then set it where I want it(at that point in time) because I have made so many changes.
    These upgrade/updates default resets, clean up the WinSxS too, which helps get rid of stability problems, no biggie, reset your settings in 10-15 minutes initially, then as you find them.
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  10.    20 Nov 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 (duh)

    - most of telemetry stuff re-enabled even if some services or tasks were disabled/deleted.
    looking back at traffic log from the router, they got it all...

    - automatic windows updates re-enabled even if it still displayed "notify to download"
    - some privacy options re-enabled - more likely all of them were set to express setup then a few were imported back
    - all removed store apps re-installed
    - Avira survived, but did receive an erroneous notification complaining anti-spyware is off - probably because i have it password protected
    - current and other modified themes and explorer customization's survived
    - htm extension reverted to edge, but not html that remained on firefox, all media files remained on mpc-hc, same for 7-zip, actually all manually selected/forced extensions survived
    Overall - good job, Big Brother!

    For those worried about privacy, I suggest you unplugg your internet before upgrading, re-apply your privacy settings/blocking/whatever, and only then plugg back.
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