Windows 10: Default apps and preferences resetting after update

Discus and support Default apps and preferences resetting after update in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I just recently installed Windows 10 on my new pc and it already had an update, after the update the following happen after I turn my computer on:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by manda.grace, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Default apps and preferences resetting after update


    I just recently installed Windows 10 on my new pc and it already had an update, after the update the following happen after I turn my computer on:


    -default apps reset to Windows defaults

    -Chrome browser resets and logs me out of Google accounts

    -personalization settings reset to Windows defaults

    -programs pinned to taskbar revert to Windows defaults

    -programs pinned to desktop disappear


    Any ideas to get this to stop? It's getting really frustrating to have to change my settings every time I log in

    :)
     
    manda.grace, Sep 21, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Default programs repeatedly reset to "MS" programs/apps

    I had the same problem.
    Possible causes:
    1. Acrobat preference does not work and if you click on it, it will reset to Windows default acrobat reader with the message:

      Default apps and preferences resetting after update [​IMG]
    2. If Windows has update for Acrobat reader App, it will reset it to default.

    Just set it from Control Panel->Default Programs->Set Your default programs
    High lite Acrobat then click on: Set this program as default.

    Default apps and preferences resetting after update [​IMG]
     
    topgundcp, Sep 21, 2020
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  3. Anna Bon Win User
    Windows Keeps resetting app preferences

    Hi DanielGibbons,

    We understand that you are having issues with your Windows app preferences. Please answer the questions below so we can assist you further:

    • What specific update was applied on your Windows 10?
    • Did it also reset your PC settings configuration, or just the app preferences specifically for videos and picture files?
    • Did you make any changes prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, you can also try the steps below and check if it will work:

    1. Perform a clean boot.
    It will start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. Also, it helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program, or an update, or when you run a program in Windows.

    2. Once done, try to set again your preferences for videos and picture files.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thanks,
     
    Anna Bon, Sep 21, 2020
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  4. Default apps and preferences resetting after update

    An app default was reset

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I'm sorry to hear that. I can imagine that must be frustrating.

    I would suggest you to try the methods below and check if it helps.

    Method 1: Uninstall update

    Follow the steps below and check if there is a KB3135173 update installed in the computer. This update has been known to cause this issue sometimes.

    1. Press Windows key + R to open the run command.

    2. Type appwiz.cpl and press enter.

    3. Click "view installed updates".

    4. Locate the KB update and uninstall it if its installed.

    Method 2: Re-assign default apps manually

    As the app default was restored to default, you will have to manually re-assign the preferred default apps again. Follow the steps given below:

    1. Press Windows key + I to open settings.

    2. Click system > default apps

    3. Re-assign the apps accordingly.

    Let us know if you need further assistance, we will be glad to help.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Sep 21, 2020
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