Windows 10: Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore?

  1.    24 Nov 2017 #1

    Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore?


    I have often seen that whenever there is an automatic Windows update, the restore points created are no longer available. I agree that going back to an earlier point in time negates the advantages of an update. I have seen applications to break after a, Windows automatic update and I would like to go back to a restore point.
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       24 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi there, @mysorian. Are you speaking of major feature updates? If so, there's no way to prevent that. A restore point won't work anyway, for it's upgrading the core build.
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  3.    24 Nov 2017 #3

    I thought so too, " I agree that going back to an earlier point in time negates the advantages of an update.". It would be nice if change over from stable build to Insider build and vice versa can be facilitated. Would you suggest have stable OS on one virtual disc with no automatic update and the Insider Build on another. You see, I want to eat the cake and have it too.
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       24 Nov 2017 #4

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       25 Nov 2017 #5

    mysorian said: View Post
    ...It would be nice if change over from stable build to Insider build and vice versa can be facilitated.... You see, I want to eat the cake and have it too.
    That would require a Restore Point to include every file for the entire operating system, so you'd need a very large disk.

    Surely that's what a system image is for? My test machine has busy this evening, it's just run four different OS in the space of little more than an hour, each restored from a system image.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       25 Nov 2017 #6

    mysorian said: View Post
    I thought so too, " I agree that going back to an earlier point in time negates the advantages of an update.". It would be nice if change over from stable build to Insider build and vice versa can be facilitated. Would you suggest have stable OS on one virtual disc with no automatic update and the Insider Build on another. You see, I want to eat the cake and have it too.
    Yes, as you know, feature updates deletes the restore points upon installation and turns System Protection off. It's on my list to always turn it back on. I use it as first choice of a quick fix (I also mirror). Why it's off by default bewilders me, for I'm sure it would fix a lot of commoners' problems. We that are techy know how to turn it off.

    Anywho, you can either turn automatic updates or device/peripheral updates off. There's also a way via the firewall I've heard, but I don't know how.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    So far as "wanting your cake and eat it it too"; I'm an Insider on two towers both dual booting 10 FCUs and IPs (see my specs). I find that best for me. Quicker updating for one, although I know it's quicker to switch OSes with virtual. You'd want to virtual an IP with a more stable FCU/v1709, yes? Not the other way around? That seems logical to me.
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  7.    25 Nov 2017 #7

    I'm wondering if its possible to have a few, bi-weekly perhaps?, routine full image backups of the OS and Data partitions on external media might be the solution...if any update causes disappointment -- you can do a restore.
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       25 Nov 2017 #8

    RolandJS said: View Post
    I'm wondering if its possible to have a few, bi-weekly perhaps?, routine full image backups of the OS and Data partitions on external media might be the solution...if any update causes disappointment -- you can do a restore.
    At least biweekly. Most heavyweights here probably mirror once a week. Certainly before update/patch Tuesday. I restore point all my OSes as a first option of recovery only. Takes a minute. I mirror my FCUs, but don't bother taking the time with my IPs. They're shaky to begin with. Why bother mirroring something most likely broke to begin with. I UUPtoISO those during upgrades and rather clean install since I have multiple machines to use. To each their own as they say.
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  9.    27 Nov 2017 #9

    "...Why bother mirroring something most likely broke to begin with..." Good point you bring up [which I'm very likely snipping out of its intended context]! Your reputation ifor thoroughness is well-deserved. Because this is an imperfect computer world, where Milo Murphy's Law often rules for a day or more, however, I think I believe as you do -- would rather have full image backups of an imperfectly running OS than to have no backups at all
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