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Windows 7: win 7 acting unusual

29 Mar 2015   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
win 7 acting unusual

Hi all,
Windows 7 updated on my laptop and immediately things changed.

1. All my desktop icons were gone.
2. My documents in the my docs folder were gone. However when i went into users/name/mydocs i found them.
3. the anti virus always has to be started when i start my computer.
4. The font in windows is totally different as well.

Any Idea as to how this could have happened?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #2

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Hello mizude and welcome to Seven Forums.

My initial guess is the update(s) were damaged or corrupted in some way. Try doing a System Restore to return your computer to a pre-update condition.

System Restore

If you don't have a pre-update restore point you could manually remove all updates.

Windows Update - Uninstall an Update

See if your computer returns to normal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Are you sure you are logged in as your normal user account. Sometimes Windows has problems and creates a new account then logs you in with it and you end up with an empty desktop and nothing in documents, pictures, etc.

Look at C:\Users and see what accounts are listed there. Also look at Control Panel, User Accounts then click on Manage another account and see what is listed there.
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30 Mar 2015   #4

windows 7 professional 64 bit

Thank you all for the help. I found a solution on youtube. It must not of updated properly so it went to the default profile. I made the changes as seen in this video and it works now.


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30 Mar 2015   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Thanks for posting back.
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