If you have updated Windows 10 on one of your devices to build 1511, the first big feature update of Microsoft’s newest operating system, then you may want to check default apps and settings on the system as these appear to have been reset for some users of the system.
Users of the operating system complain about three main changes on sites like Reddit after they have updated Windows 10 to the latest build:
Default apps are programs that are associated with one or multiple file types. A basic example is a media player that is associated with different audio and video formats.
While other programs can open those file types as well, it is the app or program that gets opened when users click on a file with a matching file extension to load it.
To verify default apps, do the following:
While you can modify some default apps there, you cannot associate file types with programs in the Settings app.
This needs to be done in the “real” Control Panel.
You may have noticed already that Windows installed default drivers for hardware overwriting drivers that you have installed manually.
Hardware may have stopped working properly afterwards or functionality may have been lost. If that is the case there is little you can do about it but to install the driver manually again that you prefer.
To find out about new installed drivers on the system, do the following:
Telemetry, privacy and settings
To check privacy related preferences, do the following:
Now You: Did you notice default apps, privacy or other changes after the update?
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