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    Trouble with fresh install of W7 Home Premium. After a couple weeks trouble free use it booted slowly and my desktop had reverted to the default new user desktop. A couple reboots later the old desktop was back. A couple weeks after that the same thing except the old desktop never resumed. All is fine now after re-imaging from an image taken right after initial install of W7 and a few apps.

    Can't find this trouble on google, but it was hard to format a good query to find meaningful results.

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    I suspect it is your registry causing the problem. Somehow, the old registry was loaded and then, apparently, several weeks later the newer one was loaded. I use a program called RollBack Rx (http://www.horizondatasys.com/169614.ihtml) on my desktop and laptop PC and it solved a similar problem I had with Vista Ultimate many months ago. With this program installed I feel confident that whatever I do, or the system does on its own, I can restore back to normal. This may not be the answer your are looking for, but sometimes, you get back to normal and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by empkae View Post
    Trouble with fresh install of W7 Home Premium. After a couple weeks trouble free use it booted slowly and my desktop had reverted to the default new user desktop. A couple reboots later the old desktop was back. A couple weeks after that the same thing except the old desktop never resumed. All is fine now after re-imaging from an image taken right after initial install of W7 and a few apps.

    Can't find this trouble on google, but it was hard to format a good query to find meaningful results.
    I agree ... I never "upgraded" to Vista, as I didn't like that OS. The last few months I was having the SAME issue in XP SP2, so had hoped "upgrading" to Win7 would solve the problem. So far, all that effort has resulted in is none of my drivers being supported even though the "upgrade advisor" did not indicate any problems.

    Thanks Microsoft!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Ashforth View Post
    I never "upgraded" to Vista, as I didn't like that OS. The last few months I was having the SAME WTF issue in XP SP2, so had hoped "upgrading" to Win7 would solve the problem. So far, all that effort has resulted in is none of my drivers being supported even though the "upgrade advisor" did not indicate any problems.
    Perhaps you misunderstood what the Upgrade Advisor was telling you. When it reports no problems, that means the devices it finds are known to have "in box" (i.e. on the Windows DVD) drivers or drivers available from the manufacturer that are compatible with Windows 7. "In box" drivers mean that you will have basic device funtionality and not necessarily be able to use all the features enabled by drivers from the device vendor.

    None of your XP drivers will be compatible with Windows 7. Win7 has a completely different driver architecture that XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by empkae View Post
    Trouble with fresh install of W7 Home Premium. After a couple weeks trouble free use it booted slowly and my desktop had reverted to the default new user desktop. A couple reboots later the old desktop was back. A couple weeks after that the same thing except the old desktop never resumed. All is fine now after re-imaging from an image taken right after initial install of W7 and a few apps.

    Can't find this trouble on google, but it was hard to format a good query to find meaningful results.
    I've had the same problem with my month-old 64-bit Compaq Presario desktop: A week ago, I tried unsuccessfully to use Windows Backup (which might or might not be relevant); the next day, Firefox was acting like it'd just been loaded, and my User-self's desktop themes were gone. Frankly, I just wish the spontaneous rollback would happen to me and not my new computer -- I'd love to wake up and be twenty-five again.

    Back on topic -- when I checked my Restore Points list after I discovered the themes to be lost, all my manual Restore Points seemed to be there, and it didn't look like the system had performed a restore-point restore.

    Question: What exactly do restore points save? A subset of Windows files, all the Windows files that would be on my computer after a clean install, everything on the computer that's not in the Users folder, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Hale View Post
    I suspect it is your registry causing the problem. Somehow, the old registry was loaded and then, apparently, several weeks later the newer one was loaded. I use a program called RollBack Rx (http://www.horizondatasys.com/169614.ihtml) on my desktop and laptop PC and it solved a similar problem I had with Vista Ultimate many months ago. With this program installed I feel confident that whatever I do, or the system does on its own, I can restore back to normal. This may not be the answer your are looking for, but sometimes, you get back to normal and move on.
    I would love to use something like Rollback Rx if it actually performed as well as advertised. (Windows System Restore certainly does NOT). Trouble is Rx costs so bloody much and have not seen or heard much about it before this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Richardson View Post
    Question: What exactly do restore points save? A subset of Windows files, all the Windows files that would be on my computer after a clean install, everything on the computer that's not in the Users folder, or what?
    See Windows XP System Restore. Even though it is for XP the baisc operation of System Restore is still the same. Also, see the System Restore section at Windows 7 Manageability Overview.



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    I have just edited all the posts in this thread to remove a rather unpleasant three letter acronym that appeared in the initial post.

    Would all loungers please read the lounge rules, especially the preamble which explains that every post should be suitable for a formal work environment.

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