Settings in Windows 10 will not open

November 1, 2017 at 20:45:11
Specs: Windows 10, 8GB
I can't access my Settings at all.

Windows just installed another large update which I suspect will have changed all of my customizations (default apps, privacy options etc.) so I want to go and change those but I can't.

(The update hasn't necessarily caused the problem; I'm not sure because normally I have things like Cortana disabled and have Classic Shell installed so it looks like Windows 7).

I've tried searching online but the best anyone has come up with is creating a new account and transferring all fo their files over to that or reinstalling Windows 10. Is there really no way to fix this?


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#1
November 2, 2017 at 03:39:14
"Is there really no way to fix this?"
Try system restore.

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#2
November 3, 2017 at 09:34:46
If you have since received a features update then restore will not go back through it. MS turn restore off so it will only be available (from now) if you switch it back on again. You could revert back to before the features update then see if you can use System Restore. Here the info if it was the 2017 Fall Creators Update:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/rollb...

My advice is to always switch System Restore back on after a features update. It's a pity MS don't advise this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
November 3, 2017 at 14:14:35
" MS turn restore off so it will only be available (from now) if you switch it back on again"
It did not turn off on any of my W10 comps.

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#4
November 3, 2017 at 15:09:25
Strange. Every large features update has turned it off on mine. It has now become part of my ritual to turn it back on again afterwards.

EDIT:
Seems I'm not alone from responses on these two:
http://howdoicomputer.com/2015/07/w...
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...

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#5
November 3, 2017 at 15:47:49
"Seems I'm not alone from responses on these two:"
Yep, but it is always best to wait until the OP says there is a problem.

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#6
November 3, 2017 at 16:57:27
John
Yes, but until your #3 I assumed it happened to everyone. It's tricky to find out what isn't happening.

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#7
November 3, 2017 at 17:05:37
"It's tricky to find out what isn't happening"
That's because of the silent majority.

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