Restore Windows® 7 to Default Settings
Discuss the need to restore Windows 7 installed on your computer to default settings.
Windows 7 is the latest and best Operating System from Microsoft. This OS is extremely user friendly and simple to use. The advanced graphical user interface (GUI) has become very popular and users all over the world are switching from their existing Operating Systems to Windows 7. Windows 7 comes packed with many features such as two-way firewall, in-built security software (Windows Defender), gadgets, Windows search etc. All aspects of Windows 7 can be also customized to suit user needs and requirements. However, there might be times, when changes made to some of the settings on Windows 7 causes issues with the working of the system. Windows 7 provides users with the freedom to revert all of the settings that were changed to default ones. The settings for task bar and start menu can be restored to defaults by browsing to the taskbar properties and selecting the 'Use default settings' tab. The settings of individual applications can also be reverted to default by changing the settings in their respective properties. The default programs tab in the Control panel can be also used to change the settings back to default values.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding the need to restore Windows 7 to default settings:
- Malware infection
- Accidental changes
- Application changes
Malware can cause all kinds of problems to the working of a computer. Complex malware are known to have capabilities to modify some of the important settings on a computer so as to cause harmful effects. If your system operating on Windows 7 got infected with such a malware that changed the settings, then users would have to manually change all of the settings to default values. Users would also have to remove the malware before changing (with an updated antivirus tool) as presence of malware might cause the same issues to come up on the system again.
If users had accidentally changed some of the settings on Windows 7 and do not remember what the original settings were, the settings on Windows 7 would have to be changed back to default. Accidental modification of settings is very common as some users like to tweak around with settings. However, unwanted changes might cause many issues with the system which can be resolved only by changing settings to default values.
Many applications can be installed on Windows 7. Some applications might modify essential settings on the system and cause many harmful effects. Such changes would be very minute and difficult to locate. In such cases, users would have to change the settings of Windows 7 to undo the harmful effects and get the system back to ideal working condition.
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