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 Post subject: reboot restores a different configuration..
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:05 pm 
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A restart/reboot is not bringing up the config I expected. Preferences-Advanced-Backups does restore my saved config.

Help please...


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 Post subject: Re: reboot restores a different configuration..
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Pretty sure your problems are caused by your choice to always run as an admin.

Do you have FastBoot enabled? If so, try disabling it, reboot and see what happens.

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 Post subject: Re: reboot restores a different configuration..
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:49 pm 
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turned off fast boot; restarted; default theme (i think) still gets applied.


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 Post subject: Re: reboot restores a different configuration..
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:33 am 
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Winstep applications store settings in the Windows Registry.

Settings are stored on the 'current user' registry hive, so each different user on the same computer can have his own individual settings and preferences:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinSTEP2000

Actual themes, bitmaps, icons, etc, are shared between all users.

C:\Users\Public\Documents\WinStep

So, this information should be enough for you to start digging for answers regarding what might be going on in your system.

When reporting an issue, especially one such as this that is obviously not a bug with the application itself but a system specific issue, and even more important when you consider that you are running your system in a non-standard way (running as admin the whole time), all details are important if you expect me to be able to help.

When trying to understand what is happening, I don't want to feel like I'm trying to extract a tooth from you. :P ...so please start volunteering information in a very detailed and prolific way from now on - and do your own testing too.

It could be a registry access issue during boot (what happens if, after restoring the settings, you exit the application and run it again?), could be a problem with the user the application is running under (less likely, I think) or could be a problem with the data (or finding its location) itself.

A screenshot of what you are seeing right after boot is always a good idea too - a picture is worth a thousand words. You don't even make it clear if what appears is the default theme or no theme at all. And what about the actual dock contents, etc...? Do those change too?

Also, did you move the Public Documents folder to a different drive or location?

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 Post subject: Re: reboot restores a different configuration..
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:52 am 
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i appreciate all of your comments. You are correct. Updated registry to no avail. Finally un-installed and re-installed. All is good now. I should know better; and resolved by de-bugging.

Thanks again...


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 Post subject: Re: reboot restores a different configuration..
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 am 
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TheDude23112 wrote:
i appreciate all of your comments. You are correct. Updated registry to no avail. Finally un-installed and re-installed. All is good now. I should know better; and resolved by de-bugging.


Glad you could sort it out. Any idea what was causing the problem in the first place?

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:04 pm 
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