Windows Update resets configurations

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Jan 2017 #1

    Windows Update resets configurations

    Hi. I am facing a problem here. I noticed that after some updates some configurations are reset to it's default.

    For example, I do not like the extra Removable Disk icon that is shown in duplicity in Windows Explorer. So I have a registry key file that alters that so Windows explorer shows only one removable item icon. After some Windows update updates, that configuration is reset to default.

    Also in Edge some configuration is lost. The main page is reset to a default as if I never had ran Edge before. I also lost some favorites.

    Is there a way to block that? Or it is the way Windows update Works now and I have to live with it?

    Thank you.a
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 9,642
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Jan 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @furtica

    There are two types of updates, the monthly cumulative updates (which shouldn't reset any settings) and the occasional Features Update, the most recent being the Anniversary Update to version 1607.

    A Features Update is effectively an upgrade to a new version of Windows, so it's not surprising some setting get reset to defaults. In particular, a new version of Edge was installed with 1607. This is why it appears as if you've never run it before - you haven't, not this version at least. Your bookmarks should all have been preserved, but you may well have lost the 'Top Sites' tiles you see on a 'New Tab' page.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter
       18 Jan 2017 #3

    Bree, thank you for your answer. I notice the configuration reset after the 1607 update. But in some cases the reset continues to happen. The last one was the last big update of last week (KB3213986). After the update, some configuration was reset again. I think that all cumulative updates reset some configs. If that so, it is a bummer.. Microsoft should not do that.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       18 Jan 2017 #4

    The Settings app had quite a makeover in 1607. There were a number of settings I had to change to suit my preferences, but as I recall this was more to do with new settings that had been added to the Settings app (previously found in obscure corners of the control panel) than existing settings that had reverted to defaults. I don't recall any of my settings changing with KB3213986 though.

    Which settings change for you with KB3213986?
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  5. storageman's Avatar
    Posts : 488
    Windows 10 Pro 1809 17763.194
       19 Jan 2017 #5

    As an observer, I to have noticed that some CU's do reset certain item, others do not. The last update did reset the reg fix to remove the drives from the navigation pane in file explorer.
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