Posts Tagged ‘reset’

Beware, KB3135173 for Windows 10 May Reset Default Apps (Again)

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Apparently, many users have reported problems with one of the recent patches for Windows 10.

Reports are coming in that the recent patch for Windows 10 with the identifier KB3135173 may reset default applications on systems it is installed on. We have talked about Windows 10 resetting default applications before, the first time happening shortly after release of the operating system.


Google Chrome Changing Browser Settings Automatically?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

I haven’t had this problem with Chrome myself … but maybe you have.

When I opened Google Chrome today none of the tabs that were open the previous browsing session were loaded. I first though that this was due to a crash or some sort of corruption, but was able to reload all the tabs from last sessions with a click on the preferences icon in the top right and the selection of recent tabs there. When I closed and restarted the Chrome browser again, the tabs were not loaded and I decided to investigate the matter.


Google’s Solution Against Hijacked Chrome Settings is not Sufficient

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I agree; a better solution would be a way to lock settings that prevents them from being changed without user authorization …

Google Chrome has fewer issues with automated third-party extension installations than Firefox for the simple reason that the browser does not support custom toolbars. It is still possible that extensions get installed automatically, for instance after installing a security suite on your computer that adds extensions to web browsers for improved functionality.


Resetting Google Chrome Got a Tad Bit Easier

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Google recently added a reset feature to its Chrome browser … and here’s how it works …

Software companies seem to love reset functionality in their programs. Mozilla has implemented a reset Firefox feature in its web browser for some time now, and Microsoft too added reset and refresh functionality to the Windows 8 operating system. Now it is Google that has added a reset option to the Chrome browser.


Windows 8: Difference Between Power Down and Reboot

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It turns out that there’s a huge difference between the way that a Windows 7 PC powers down, and the way that a Windows 8 PC powers down …

When you power down a PC running Windows 7, the operating system gets loaded fully again on the next start of the system. The same is true when you reboot the PC. On Windows 8, things are different which can lead to a problem that I have been facing lately. When you select to power down a machine running Windows 8, part of the operating system gets saved to the disk so that it can be loaded again on the next start.


How to Reset Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Browser

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Here’s a handy trick for Internet Explorer users …

If Internet Explorer is your default web browser, or if you are sometimes using the browser on your system, you may come into a situation where the browser is not working properly anymore. It may crash on you for instance, or system settings appear so broken that you cannot fix them by yourself. The latter can happen if your system was compromised by a virus, or if someone used tweaking software to modify Internet Explorer settings.


Reset and Refresh Windows 8 PCs

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Windows 8 includes two new recovery features; this article describes differences between the two …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system will ship with two new recovery modes called Reset and Refresh that users and administrators can use to reset the computer to factory state or to refresh it to a “good state”.


Troubleshooting Tips for Wireless Connectivity Issues

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Here’s a sensible approach for correcting connectivity problems …

Wireless connectivity is quickly becoming a must-have for companies across the globe. And end users must be able to make these wireless connections quickly and easily. But when a problem arises, the troubleshooting of the connection (especially when it’s done remotely) can be a real challenge. Where do you start? How do you help remote users who have no idea what the Control Panel is or where to find it? This task can drive even the most patient administrator or support specialist crazy.