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Apperarance change

by WILKAN / May 14, 2012 10:09 AM PDT

My OS is Windows XP Media Center Edition.and for appearance I have three choices: Classic, Windows XP and Media Center. I have it set at Media Center, but for some reason it is now every so often changing to Windows XP. This has happened about six times in the last three months. It is not a big deal, it is easy enough to change it back, but I'm really puzzled about why it happens.
Anybody have an idea why?

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XP and all flavours
by Willy / May 15, 2012 3:50 AM PDT
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One big clue when this happens again is to see under the MS update section if any were done on that date of the change. If so, then consider it returns to a more basic XP setting when all is said and done. XP can be problematic as it gets things done in an ad-hoc way since time has passed it by in order to be current. Alas Media Center is NOT heavily supported and it maybe being treated more as std. XP as an entity more than anything else, IMHO.

tada -----Willy Happy

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I have seen similar and here's what I did
by Steven Haninger / May 15, 2012 6:34 AM PDT
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If I'd set the PC to autologin to my user account, this might happen. If I used the classic login and waited just a time for some background apps and services to load before signing on, it would come back to my desired desktop every time. My custom desktop, BTW, was just the classic view set to performance rather than appearance. I cannot explain why this would happen but suspect it had to do with the loading sequence during startup.

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by WILKAN / May 15, 2012 8:35 AM PDT

I remember that I set the PC to auto Login awhile back, so that, plus MS Updates is probably the cause.
Thanks, Willy.

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