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mij

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KenB said [ remind me to explain how to turn Restore Points on ]

I am thinking that it might be beneficial to restore my W10 lap top. It should resolve a few issues caused by me when I got it first. If I google the term I get taken to a dictionary that explains the word :).
Jim
 

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Hi Jim
As your "System Restore" wasn't turned on - you will have no restore points to revert your system to an earlier date if you turn it on now.
[ This is what I was referring to in another thread ]
Turning System Restore ON could be beneficial to future problems but will not make any difference to your desktop icon problem.
It should be turned on by default.

Restoring the OS, as Starbuck states, is NOT the same thing.
 

mij

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Thank you both. I have now turned on the restore facility. None of my actions have turned on the icons on this forum on this post. I am using the desk-top that has W7.
It may seem desirable to have a bloat free OS but I assume that includes solitaire which is my only form of gaming. I'll leave that for the moment.

Your magazine looks useful, how do I get that?
Jim.
 

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Your magazine looks useful, how do I get that?
There should be a button at the top of the page that links to the magazine.

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It may seem desirable to have a bloat free OS but I assume that includes solitaire which is my only form of gaming.
Tricky one this....
normally bloatware is third party programs that the manufacturer has added (to try and make a little extra money).
But, that said... there are programs that M$ add that are also considered bloatware and yes the solitaire collection is in the list.

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The option that M$ give for installing a bloatware free edition may only remove the manufacturers bloatware and leave their own alone.
As I've never run the bloatware free option I can't say for sure.
If by any chance it did remove the solitaire collection, it can be downloaded free of charge from the microsoft site.

 

mij

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Thanks Starbuck. I'll leave it for now as I am quite happy with solitaire on this W7 machine.
Jim.
 
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