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Windows 7: Visual effects restore to defaults after re-boot

11 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit
Visual effects restore to defaults after re-boot

On my work computer I cannot save visual effects - I like the animations in Win 7, but for some reason the OS is restoring the settings to defaults after I switch off the PC and power it on (during the current session, the settings are accepted). It doesn't happen with other features, e.g. custom startup background, or a theme.

Is there a way to save the new settings once and for all?

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11 Nov 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Buhaj, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I had someone the other day that had the same issue. We were able to solve it by using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to set the visual effects in the registry instead.

He was missing the VisualFXSetting DWORD at step 4 that caused it for him.

Visual Effects Settings - Change
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11 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I've noticed that issue on standard user accounts. Have to move them up to admin make the changes then reset to standard.
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11 Nov 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Nar, this can be set by a standard user in the registry for their account. :)
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