Backup and Restore Start Layout in Windows 10  

Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #30

    Oh? Hmm. I don't think I made any mistakes. I'm careful to take time to follow paths and instructions. I'm about updated to 17045. I'll try again in it.
      My Computers

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
    Thread Starter
       #31

    I just tested in build 17046, and it's still working for me. I guess double check the steps to see if you may have missed something somewhere.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #32

    Thanks, Shawn. Will do. :)
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #33

    Try as I might, I cannot get this to work in my Insider builds. It worked in FCU on both machines.

    I noticed when I merged the .reg file I get a quick flash of a box of which I can't catch it's so quick. I don't get that in my FCU's. A warning message? Could it be my Insiders are blocked some how?
      My Computers

  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
    Thread Starter
       #34

    Just to verify, did you delete the current DefaultAccount registry key before merging the backed up .reg file?

    When you merged the .reg file, did you get the Yes, Yes, and OK prompts to approve merging it?

    If not, do you have UAC set to the default level?
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #35

    Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving, Shawn. :)

    You know me. I'm a Windows purist. I never touch settings, especially UAC. Never hack the Registry, nor clean it. This is an exception to change as with some of your other .reg files. Yes, I get the prompt and that it succeeded in adding/updating the Registry. It's right after I click ok on the first warning box I get the flash. I didn't seem to get that in my FCU OSes. I don't remember ever getting it before. Do you get that flash?

    Another strange thing is that I started to give up on it in 17046, changed the settings to full screen, extra tiles, and no All apps column in Settings app as I like, pressed the WinKey to start arranging, and thought I'd give it one more try. LOL! It went back to the default settings.

    I can understand making a mistake once and maybe twice, but six or seven times? I always reboot with another attempt, for the Current User hive is built upon boot or logging back in, yes? The way this works is that it changes the Registry file(s) for my account in other hives upon logging out, reboot, or shutting down, yes? I'm logging out and back in as per instructions here.
      My Computers

  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
    Thread Starter
       #36

    Happy Thanksgiving Day Tony. :)

    You didn't mention if you delete the DefaultAccount registry key before merging the backed up .reg file. If you don't, then your backup will not be properly restored.

    When I merge my backup .reg, I get the UAC prompt to click on Yes, then I get the Yes and OK prompts in step 7 option 2.

    I don't get a flash though. When it flashes, do you lose your taskbar and desktop background temporarily? If so, this flash may be from explorer crashing and restarting.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #37

    Yes, I delete the key, close out Regedit, go to the backed up key, and merge it. Copy the .xml file in another FE instance. Sign out/in. Been following the instructions to the tee. Like I said, it worked in my FCUs on two machines.

    No other flashing, but a very quick rectangle flash. Nothing else. That's on my Asus. May be a GPU thing?

    Just tried this on my newly updated 17046 on my Acer. I don't get the flash there. Again, I set Start as I like it in Settings, perform everything, and again it set the Start back to default there also. Tried it a few times. Same thing.

    There's got to be something with my IP accounts that's blocking this. Can't think of anything else. I don't think dual booting with both FCUs and IPs on both machines have anything to do with it, would it?

    Just plain weird and confusing. I'm going to let this be for now. I can live with it working in my FCUs. I'll just arrange the IPs. It's just if/when I clean install those that it's a pita. However, I'm going to try this on my laptop FCU in a bit and I bet both my next pension checks that it works.

    I have five W10s on three machines plus my Lumia. They are all set to sync with my account. Sign in with the same MS account on all six OSes.

    As you know, the W10 Lumia backs up the Start like the 8/8.1 PCs did. They should bring that feature in PC 10. But no! We had to have the Start menu back!
      My Computers

  9. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
    Thread Starter
       #38

    Yeah, it would be nice to have a built-in backup/restore feature for the Start layout.
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #39

    Maybe some day. I'm grateful you figured this method out. Thanks again, Shawn. :)
      My Computers


 
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Tutorial Categories

Backup and Restore Start Layout in Windows 10 Tutorial Index Network & Sharing Instalation and Upgrade Browsers and Email General Tips Gaming Customization Apps and Features Virtualization BSOD System Security User Accounts Hardware and Drivers Updates and Activation Backup and Restore Performance and Maintenance Mixed Reality Phone


  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums