Windows 10: Restore to a default state on restart?

Discus and support Restore to a default state on restart? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Not sure if this software still exists but back in the day of Windows XP my school had a system where every time you rebooted the computer it reverted... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Polraudio, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Polraudio Win User

    Restore to a default state on restart?


    Not sure if this software still exists but back in the day of Windows XP my school had a system where every time you rebooted the computer it reverted to a default stateim guessing an image. It was so fast it only took a few minutes for the computer to start up. I think the software was called "ProtectOn" but i cant find anything about it.


    Does anyone know of any software like this i can use without resorting to a VM?

    :)
     
    Polraudio, Apr 13, 2021
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  2. reset system folder (windows) permission back to default / original state

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft community.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps:

    • Click "Search" and type File explorer options,Select it from the options
    • Click on Restore defaults.
    • Click Apply and OK.

    Thanks,
     
    Waseemulla S, Apr 13, 2021
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  3. kormath Win User
    Lost default photo viewer after profile rebuild

    Thanks Brink. I've tried those steps before i started searching Google. After the profile rebuild i don't have the Photo app listed to choose to make it default in either the system settings for default apps or the Open With option.

    I can't even find it doing a search. Seems to have been removed somehow with the profile rebuild, which doesn't make sense.

    Might be helpful to list what i've done Restore to a default state on restart? :) I've done the open with check, the choose default program in the system menu, tried that in device manager default programs also. I've checked the programs and features Turn windows features on/off and it's not listed there (never thought it was but that was a suggestion), searched the MS Store, it's not listed there either.

    I don't like playing in the registry unless i have defined steps and haven't found anything for this yet, just the Win7 version like in my OP.
     
    kormath, Apr 13, 2021
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  4. Restore to a default state on restart?

    Restoring the N900 to factory defaults

    Due to much meddling of my own my N900 is now in a very interesting (mostly usable) state. I was wondering if there is a simple way I can attach my device to my computer and restore it to factory defaults (software wise). Reflashing the device does not
    restore all default settings. I want to remove all user added/edited files as well as restore the default partition layout of the device.



    Suggestions?



    ~Jeff
     
    Jeff91---01, Apr 13, 2021
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