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Windows 7: Windows reverts back to default setting

22 Feb 2013   #1
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Windows reverts back to default setting

It seems that Windows has a mind of its own. There are two things I change on Windows but in a few days it goes back to the default settings. I do not like any system sound on my computer. It annoys me whenever I click on something I get the "beep". So I go into settings and change it to "NO Sound." It's OK for a couple of day but then it reverts back to where it was. I know that I can mute the sound on the volume control, but I shouldn't have to do that because there are times I want to listen to something on youtube or some such thing. Another thing is the mouse pointer, I like it to be black so that I can see it better. I go to the settings and change it to black but in a few days, it goes back to the way it was. This always happened on Win7 or Win8. Does anyone know of a way to correct this?


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22 Feb 2013   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

After you make your changes for the sound and your mouse pointer you need to save it as a theme, look at Option 2 of this tutorial should show you how to do it Theme - Change or Save

Jerry
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22 Feb 2013   #3
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you--I'll do that.
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22 Feb 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Let us know if it helps.

Jerry
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22 Feb 2013   #5
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I just set it back the way I want it and saved it. It usually reverts back in a few days. So I'll wait until day 3 and then I'll let you know. If it reverts back it will do so by then.
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23 Feb 2013   #6
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

So far-so good. It's been 24 hours now and it's sill set the way I want it. If it's still OK by Monday, it will mean the problem has been solved. I'll post back Monday and let you know.
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26 Feb 2013   #7
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Problem is solved. It has not reverted back to the default. Thanks
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26 Feb 2013   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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19 Oct 2014   #9
fordscreek

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Mouse changes to default setting

I tried your solution and discovered that my theme section does not have a SAVE option....is there another way I can make the selection stay on mouse instead of the computer pad? Evidently one of my HELPFUL updates did this and it is driving me crazy....HELP, please!!!
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19 Oct 2014   #10
Shimshom

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right click an unsaved theme and it'll give you the Save option
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