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#1 techdumdum

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:32 PM

After using a pc optimization program called Wise Care 365 I noticed that the windows 10 control panel is completely gone. Even when I search "control panel" it doesn't show up. Please help I'm so lost. Thanks.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:07 PM

Do you have a Backup or a System restore point ??

 

If a system restore point, I would advise you go back to that point.

 

This option takes your PC back to an earlier point in time, called a system restore point. Restore points are generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and when you create a restore point manually. Restoring won’t affect your personal files, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made.

  1. Right-click (or press and hold) the Start button, and then select Control Panel.

  2. Search Control Panel for Recovery.

  3. Select Recovery > Open System Restore > Next.

  4. Choose the restore point related to the problematic app, driver, or update, and then select Next > Finish.

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  • If you’re not seeing any restore points, it might be because system protection isn’t turned on. To check, go to the Control Panel, search for Recovery, and then select Recovery > Configure System Restore > Configure and make sure Turn on system protection is selected.

 

 

and...avoid 'pc optimizers' like the plague

 

They alter registry settings etc etc etc.....and would generally ask you to believe that they know more about the windows system than microsoft themselves....also that they will make the coffee for you and put the cat out and feed the goldfish too !..

 

Stay away from them.


Edited by Condobloke, 02 March 2016 - 05:13 PM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:52 PM

Thanks so much for the help. The only problem is that I can't follow your instructions since I have no control panel to search. It's completely gone.  :smash:



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:58 PM

Nm I found it!



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:55 PM

Glad you solved your problem.  However, you should heed Condoblock's advice - avoid registry cleaners.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 09:48 PM

Nm I found it!

 

Where did it go?



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

The above is good advice but I would also suggest you email Wise for advice too --- I have found them quite good at responding to appeals for help. You can use the various Wise tools without using the registry cleaner function (as I do).



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:30 PM

What about ccleaner? I heard nothing but good things about it. Should I avoid it too?



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:32 PM

 

Nm I found it!

 

Where did it go?

 

Oh after doing a system restore the control panel back where it belongs.



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 05:05 PM

Ccleaner, I can recommend. But again, avoid the registry cleaner.

 

Make sure you have a system restore point or backup to an external HDD in place before using the cleaner (just in case)

 

Backup to an external HDD regardless.......it is the best insurance you can have.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 04:51 PM

I do have carbonite for backup. Is that not enough? Thanks again for your help/suggestions. No more registry cleaners for me lol. What kind of maintenence should I be doing? Is defraging the hdd a bad idea?






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