really??? windows upgrades delete previous settings


  1. Posts : 40
    win 10 pro
       #1

    really??? windows upgrades delete previous settings


    the the last 3 'mandatory' upgrades have reset a bunch of settings like taskbar items and even some product installs, such that I have to resupply my registration, eg, office, textpad, faststone

    WHATS UP WITH THAT?????

    how rude and lame, is this happening to anybody else? is there a way to prevent this?

    100's of previous upgrades never did this....

    166,000 employees can't do better than this?
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #2

    Most of us have a habit to revisit settings not only for Windows but also for Edge chromium, Windows store app and similar programs.
    Many times over I find updates to either of these 3 restore settings to some new defaults.

    It's definitely rude to reset user settings some of which control privacy but I guess that's just a method to promote new features?
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  3. Posts : 12,478
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    The twice-yearly Version Upgrades do tend to set things to default and customizations can be lost, don't see it too much with the monthly Build updates. I save the custom settings so they can be done again but have never seen the programs mentioned have changes.
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  4. Posts : 40
    win 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    pushing their own apps


    the taskbar items get replaced with edge, microsoft store and ms mail, I thought they got busted for behavior like this? unfairly pushing their own apps because they have the o/s
    when you can't compete head to head, on your own merit, then cheat..................
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  5. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #5

    Berton said:
    I save the custom settings so they can be done again but have never seen the programs mentioned have changes.
    I recall only once some setting change in edge but don't know which one, it was some major update, since then I revisit these as well.
    Other time it was due me testing logging into store apps with MS account, some settings and even bookmarks were lost but nothing drastic because I had a backup, could be due to a bug ofc.

    Not to mention Windows sync, it doesn't work as expected at all, I only later figured out there is a list of what gets saved and what not. the point is many setting saving features work in unexpected way.
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