Will I have to redo settings after Anniversary update?

  1. Posts : 12
    windows 8.1

    Will I have to redo settings after Anniversary update?

    Still not coming up on WU, but I am happy to wait. I have read that after update such settings as system restore and autoplay etc are changed. Will I have to go through all settings as I did when upgraded from 8.1 to 10? Not a big issue, just curious. Thanks
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  2. Posts : 8,229
    windows 10

    All mine were OK no change I went to media creation tool it now gives you the option to upgrade so I did it that way
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  3. Posts : 43,501
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, yes that's what I found.. (system restore, autoplay settings changed). I also found, having started the upgrade manually, I had to answer a number of the standard installation questions again. Don't know if that applies if you proceed via Windows Update.

    Found issues with 4 programs so far, including Zoom player which no longer works. There could well be more.

    Note that most people probably wouldn't be aware of autoplay settings 'cos it wasn't working fully in Win 10 without polling the DVD drive.

    It's normal in Win 10 upgrades and in-place upgrade repair install (similar basic installation process) for system restore to be turned off.

    I also lost the desktop context menu classic personalisation option as per tutorial, so had to redo that, and had to reapply colour to the inactive title bar (tutorial).
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  4. Posts : 12
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys for replies. I guess it`s always worth checking settings after a major update/ upgrade. Also I read that Cortana is not so easily disabled after update. But really I don`t want/ need Cortana. I just ask the wife to google stuff on her Ipad, she is MY Cortana! lol. Thanks again.
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  5. Posts : 414
    Windows 10 Pro

    BstuSCO said:
    Will I have to go through all settings as I did when upgraded from 8.1 to 10?
    Most settings are retained. I.e. if your Autoplay was disabled, it will remain disabled.

    Some other things get reset though. The update re-enables Homegroup services as well as Connect Now! service (if one had them disabled). Some Privacy settings also get changed, since new apps get installed or some old ones reinstalled (like Get Office etc.)
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  6. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 64bit version 1809 build 17763.379

    The upgrade also changed my font sizes. I think it may have reset my custom color calibrations for my monitors. Plus, I have a program called Who's On My WiFi that now shows a new unknown machine on my lan with an address of, which is supposed to be a reserved private ip. I know it's not my main router or the wireless access point I've added on, as those are at their usual addresses in the 192.168.xxx.xxx range.

    edit: After further investigation, it seems that the ip address is the OpenVPN installed TAP adapter. Weird, but it never showed up as a separate machine in Who's On My WiFi before. The VPN isn't even in use right now!
    Last edited by ronzie009; 04 Aug 2016 at 17:24. Reason: new info
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  7. Posts : 204
    Windows 10 Pro

    I lost all my pictures on the new update yet other things like My Documents, Downloads etc remained untouched...
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