Windows 10: Windows Update Keeps Resetting My Desktop and Settings

Discus and support Windows Update Keeps Resetting My Desktop and Settings in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; The most recent Windows 10 update, at the end of August, has caused my laptop's desktop to reset each time I turn on or restart the system. Most of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JamesOnorevole, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Windows Update Keeps Resetting My Desktop and Settings


    The most recent Windows 10 update, at the end of August, has caused my laptop's desktop to reset each time I turn on or restart the system. Most of the desktop icons disappear and the background reverts to the default Windows image. On top of that, it seems that all of my settings have been lost - everything from theme options to my "night light" warm screen schedule. Additionally, the saved bookmarks, favorited websites, and similar features associated with my Edge, Firefox, and Chrome browsers are all gone.


    I found an old Windows Community post from 2016 in which a similar problem was encountered (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-10-update-reset-my-desktopapps-and-keeps/1ba0a086-5060-4491-bde5-9fbf043d4e44). A support representative recommended uninstalling the updates that may be causing a problem. I have done that, but one Windows security update (KB4508433) from the time of the update in question does not offer the option to uninstall. Nevertheless, uninstalling the other updates did not solve the problem. This old post also recommended using the system restore function to return to the point set before the update. I did this as well and it didn't solve the problem. It's worth noting after I restored the system, the "Uninstall an update" window still showed the August 26 & 27 updates as being installed.


    I would appreciate any help with this! Also, if you have any suggestions for recovering my browser bookmarks, I'd appreciate it!

    :)
     
    JamesOnorevole, Sep 2, 2019
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    If no, removing CCC will result in the desktop switching to a horrible low rez (800x600) and there'll be no black border and no partial desktop!!
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    avatar_raq, Sep 2, 2019
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    Bios keeps resetting...not the battery

    I'm having problems with a abit AW9D Max board in an older build of mine that keeps resetting the bios everytime I shut it down. The time is ok so I assume it's not the battery but the other settings such as Uguru setting, ram and other stuff resets to defaults*Wtf :wtf: I've had this computer for a few years with nothing like this happening till now. I'd just leave everything at default but the Uguru alarm goes off whenever I start it and I have to disable it in the bios. Any suggestions on what I can try?
     
    Dano 00TA, Sep 2, 2019
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  4. Windows Update Keeps Resetting My Desktop and Settings

    Windows 10 fails to update


    When you finish testing the Avast suggestion, make sure that you restart your machine.

    Then if the issue persists, please return to the trouble shooting list in post# 89

    I think there are three steps that remain; the WU troubleshooter, reset WU components, and manual WU reset.
     
    Slartybart, Sep 2, 2019
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