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Windows 7: Icons change size after restart

19 Jul 2012   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

High level:

Factory restore puts the computer back to exactly like it was the day you purchased it, including all the bloat-ware and foist-ware (can you tell I don't like all the junk manufacturers put into their computers?) that it came with.

Clean install installs just the operating system. No additional junk. Your computer will run faster, but it will not have some applications you may want, so you need to look at what you use and see if it's important to you or not and if it came with the computer or you added it later on.

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19 Jul 2012   #12

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1

Thank you very much for explanation. I am grey on all this. Thanks a lot.
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19 Jul 2012   #13

windows 7 home premium 64-bit SP1

Hi there
I did updated my spec. Can you see them??. Could you be so kind and then advise me how to do factory settings. I guess I'd like to go back to that point.
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19 Jul 2012   #14

Windows 10 Pro X64

From the manual: Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed on the screen. Then select Recovery Manager.
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03 May 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This is my simple solution, found after a year of trying suggestions from various forums:

- Go to c:\Users\[account]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\UsrClass.dat
- Move the UsrClass.dat to a backup folder (I used "My Documents")
- arrange your icons, restart and let the system create a new file

thanks to hypercube HTML Code:
Windows 7 Help Forums - View Profile: hypercube
for original suggestion. I screwed up his instructions and found the above solution
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