My employer provides me with a Windows 10 laptop, and I don’t reinstall the OS on it largely because I believe in dogfooding.
And while I broke apart many versions of windows with registry hacks, and powershell scripts and whatnot for my employer over the years. I havent been involved with the desktop management team in some time; and as I don’t actually use Windows at home, my knowledge of Windows 10 is actually kind of superficial.
And now I find Windows 10 is doing something irritating.
Every reboot my default photo viewer reverts to Windows Photo viewer and my default browser reverts to Chrome. I can set them successfully and it sticks while im logged in, but they revert on reboot.
Im aware that Windows 10 no longer allows apps to set these preferences, and I am setting them correctly via the control panel. (I had a colleague familiar with Windows watch me to prove im not loosing my mind.)
I am good friends with two of the three group policy admins and they insist they have set nothing which will do this.
I have admin rights on this machine.
Its running my university’s base image. The only additions I have made are the installation of VirtualBox, VeraCrypt and IrfanView. (Irfanview is proprietary but its the least offensive image viewer and screenshot tool I know of from my prior life as a Windows user; and “when/win in rome.”)
Any ideas? Everyone ive talked to the IT department seems genuinely puzzled.