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How to Prevent Windows 10 11099 Update from Resetting Defaults

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2016-01-18 14:43:17 Posted by Jeff to Backup Resource

Summary:
Must-have skills to prevent Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11099 from resetting default apps to Windows 10 defaults. It's time to disable each major Windows 10 update to reconfigure the defaults for some applications.

One of Major Known Issues in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11099 Update

After installing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11099, a lot of people suddenly found their PCs' Windows 10 defaults coming back. Yes, almost each Windows 10 update including the latest build 11099 has the problem, defaults for some applications are reset to initial Windows defaults. For example, you set Google Chrome as the default web browser, after the update, it's switched back to Microsoft Edge; you used VLC as the default program for music and videos, afterwards it's restored to Groove Music and the Movies & TV app; what's more, Windows Phone Viewer to the built-in Photos app and so on. What an annoying "improvement" from the update!Do you know how to make things easier and prevent Windows 10 11099 update from resetting defaults? It really means a lot to disable each major Windows 10 update to reconfigure the defaults for some applications.

Solution: Backup Windows 10 Default File Associations Before Update

It's worth nothing if you've updated to the Insider Preview build 11099 and defaults got reset back. Just do another tedious settings of default applications for music, videos, photos, web browser, etc. Open Settings and go System > Default apps. You'll find which apps are set to open your files by default, just do the change as you preferred.

set Windows 10 default apps

But to prevent the similar event from the next Windows 10 update, which might probably restore the default apps once again to the initial Windows 10 defaults, your best bet is to manually back up the Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts. After restoring the key, a restart might be required. Once have the backup of current file associations, you are now a successful escaper when the next Windows 10 update resets the default apps.

set Windows 10 default apps

More Tips for A Hassle-free Windows 10 11099 Update for PCs

Besides the discussed issue of Windows 10 Build 11099 update problem, actually, there are more. For instance, log on for devices using Citrix XenDesktop may be broken; applications depending on Adobe flash may crash upon launch. More seriously, some critical data, installed programs, games, photos, documents and other files may get lost by updating to Windows 10 build 11099 version. At this moment, you need to further take care of your computer stuff. Do not bother to backup computer's hard drive, partitions, system, important files by using free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup, which is an efficient, powerful, easy-to-use backup strategy for home users and businesses.

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