re: Spybot ... uninstalled
re: Desktop icons
Spyboot used to use the hosts file for some of it's protection
. If you don't have nay special hosts file requirements (some home networks) then you could look at the hosts file
Paste this string into File Explorer address bar C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
select notepad to open it
just restore the default hosts file
Try creating a new shortcut on the Desktop
Name: Temp (should fill it in automatically)
Can you drag that new one around?
re: Lock screen
Notice a pattern? Search the tutorials section for an answer - you'll find lots, and I mean lots, of great stuff there.
The easiest search string is short and descriptive. I searched for Lock screen and found the Enable / Disable one.
IF you pick a tutorial that doesn't seem to be what you want, scroll down to the bottom of the first post and see if the any of the related tutorials are a better match.
Searching the forum also helps (that's how I found an answer to the unavailable question - I wasn't sure what it meant either ), but there are a lot of threads / posts. Unlike the tutorial section, individual posts might not apply to your machine or the issue on your machine.
re: Restore Points (RP) - it was a conscious decision on the part of MS to have the default as OFF. I don't know why, perhaps because of Win10's new file history. For me, it wasn't an issue ... I turn them off anyway since I rely on other means to repair my system (Dism & SFC & Fail-safe System image backups). The default for RP might change with the 1607 (1608) release on Aug 2
I'm glad you hear that you made the decision to create a RP, not everyone does and then ... well ... it's more work for everyone IF something goes awry.
I thought of something to ask you ... are you using any custom themes or 3rd party shells - that might be a casue of the Desktop icons, but it's just a guess. I'll think of some other things to try and remedy that.