Windows 10 Anniversary Update is currently being installed by millions of users from all over the world and unfortunately, some of them might come across issues that don’t really make a good first impression.

For example, we’re told you earlier today that a number of PCs are freezing after installing the Anniversary Update, and now it seems that in some cases, settings are automatically reset to default during the update.

Microsoft has confirmed in a statement that this is indeed happening and explained that the Windows team is already aware of the problem and working on a fix to prevent settings from being reverted to default when installing the Anniversary Update.

“We are aware of an issue that could reset a few of your personalized settings choices to their defaults.  The team is working hard to fix this as soon as possible so that future updates will not cause these settings to revert to the defaults.  If you’ve already updated to version 1607, here are some of the settings that may have been reset.  Please go to the Settings app to re-personalize any of these settings if any have changed,” the company said (refer to the table at the end of the article to find out what settings are reset).

Browser defaults also reset

We’re also hearing from users that browser settings are being reset after installing the Anniversary Update and in all these cases, Microsoft’s Edge is configured to be the default browser, no matter what application they were using before.

The company hasn’t said anything about resetting app defaults, but if this is happening, it must be the same bug (this of course doesn’t stop some from thinking that it’s another attempt of the software giant to force the adoption of Microsoft Edge).

Other than that, the Anniversary Update seems to be a smooth update, but we’ll keep an eye on all reports and will post updates whenever we come across something new.

Pen Settings.  To personalize your pen settings, go to Settings > Devices > Pen & Windows Ink
Notification settings.  To personalize, go to Settings > System > Notifications & actions > Notifications
Tablet Mode settings.  To personalize, go to Settings > System > Tablet Mode
Virtual Desktops.  To recreate your virtual desktops, click the Task View icon on your taskbar and select Add New Desktop

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