1.    07 Feb 2016 #1
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    Need to make "Phone Companion" go away


    When I plugged my Canon camera in today to move some photos I got a new option window, one option was to use the usual Photo Transfer utility, the other was a new Phone Companion option.
    Curious, I clicked on Phone Companion to see what that was about. (stupid - stupid stupid).

    Now every time I connect the camera I no longer get a choice of options (sometimes I need to use Corel) but get this nag instead:

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    How can I reset this back to the way it was?
    I've tried the settings in Autoplay for pictures. No change.
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  2.    07 Feb 2016 #2
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    Can you do a system restore to a time before you made the change?
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  3.    07 Feb 2016 #3
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    I could, and I thought about it. But my last restore point was Feb 2nd, and I've made some changes in between (including registry edits) and would like to avoid it if I can.
    (And yes, that's more stupidity!)
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  4.    07 Feb 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    I could, and I thought about it. But my last restore point was Feb 2nd, and I've made some changes in between (including registry edits) and would like to avoid it if I can.
    (And yes, that's more stupidity!)
    We learn by our mistakes.
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  5.    07 Feb 2016 #5
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    Just had a thought. You could backup the registry. Do the system restore then restore the registry from the backup. Can't help with the other changes.
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  6.    08 Feb 2016 #6
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    OK. Did the restore back to Feb 2nd. All is good now.

    Will only need to make my registry edits again.
    My LAN freaked out, and I had to reset the modem and router to fix it. Probably an address conflict.
    And one program needed to be reinstalled (that I was unaware had been updated). It seems that 10 is doing s**t behind my back. If it were a person........!

    But anyway, thanks for the help.

    No more looking at MS stuff for me.
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  7.    08 Feb 2016 #7
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    Glad I could help you with your problem.
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