Windows 10: Can I Back Out Upgrade 1709 Solved

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  1. Posts : 1,720
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       14 Feb 2018 #11

    AddRAM said: View Post
    From now on make frequent disk images with Macrium Reflect, but there`s no way to stop W10 from eventually updating to the new version, the best you can do is postpone it for 1 year if you have the Pro version.

    With the Home version I don`t think there`s any way to stop it from updating.
    You're right, (IMO) W10 Home is junk (I regret replacing W7 Home Premium).

    However, there's one way to stop Windows Update in W10 (all versions).
    Disconnect the network and use a different OS (W7, W8.1, Linux Distro or Mac) when you need the Internet.

    This also has additional benefits:
    • Stopping W10 Telemetry
    • Greatly increasing the security of your W10 PC
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 15 Feb 2018 at 18:34. Reason: Clarification
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Feb 2018 #12

    Hey, I never said Windows 10 Home is junk, don`t put words in my mouth. I don`t know anything about the Home version, I only install Pro. :)

    And be more careful how you talk about Windows 10 around here, you may get yelled at for expressing your opinion.
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  3. Posts : 4,819
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       14 Feb 2018 #13

    If one wants to 'go back' check the MCT/Media Creation Tool from Microsoft, may have older Versions such as 1703, 1607, etc., if they have not reached End of Life like 1507 and 1511.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
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       14 Feb 2018 #14

    It`s a good idea to keep an Iso file of each version of W10 :)

    That way you can install whatever you want. But you will still have to update. I was fond of the AU and held on to it as long as possible.

    But we should try to fix your file history issue, what exactly is the problem ?
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  5.    14 Feb 2018 #15

    A neat trick that allows you to use an older version of Home AND still get all cumulative updates BUT not get upgraded to the next version is to install it in a Virtual Hard Drive. This is because Windows will not do build upgrades of virtual hard drives when natively booted from Host PC.

    Of course, I only recommend this whilst the older version is still being maintained. You can still upgrade the VHD though by attaching it to a Hyper-V virtual machine and updating it. in Hyper-V.

    With a little bit of effort, you can clone an existing installation into a Virtual Hard Drive, and add a boot entry, then delete existing installation

    Unfortunately in your case, you are already on later version, and reverting keeping all data/programs is not possible but if you clean install older version in VHD, it will always remain on that version unless you attach it to a virtual machine.
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    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
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       14 Feb 2018 #16

    AddRAM said: View Post
    It`s a good idea to keep an Iso file of each version of W10 :)

    That way you can install whatever you want. But you will still have to update. I was fond of the AU and held on to it as long as possible.

    But we should try to fix your file history issue, what exactly is the problem ?
    Thanks for your reply. My File History problem is fixed thanks to feed back from a different thread. Turns out 1709 caused it to stop working, but all is good now.
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    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       14 Feb 2018 #17

    cereberus said: View Post
    A neat trick that allows you to use an older version of Home AND still get all cumulative updates BUT not get upgraded to the next version is to install it in a Virtual Hard Drive. This is because Windows will not do build upgrades of virtual hard drives when natively booted from Host PC.

    Of course, I only recommend this whilst the older version is still being maintained. You can still upgrade the VHD though by attaching it to a Hyper-V virtual machine and updating it. in Hyper-V.

    With a little bit of effort, you can clone an existing installation into a Virtual Hard Drive, and add a boot entry, then delete existing installation

    Unfortunately in your case, you are already on later version, and reverting keeping all data/programs is not possible but if you clean install older version in VHD, it will always remain on that version unless you attach it to a virtual machine.
    Thanks for your suggestion. Sounds like something a Techie Guru, which I'm not, might do. Guess I'll just live with 1709.
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    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       14 Feb 2018 #18

    Berton said: View Post
    If one wants to 'go back' check the MCT/Media Creation Tool from Microsoft, may have older Versions such as 1703, 1607, etc., if they have not reached End of Life like 1507 and 1511.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...cle-fact-sheet
    Thanks for your suggestion. Sounds like something a Techie Guru, which I'm not, might do. Guess I'll just live with 1709.
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  • Posts : 1,720
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       15 Feb 2018 #19

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Hey, I never said Windows 10 Home is junk, don`t put words in my mouth. I don`t know anything about the Home version, I only install Pro. :)
    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you thought W10 Home was junk. :)

    AddRAM said: View Post
    And be more careful how you talk about Windows 10 around here, you may get yelled at for expressing your opinion.
    I get regularly yelled at for expression my opinion of W10.
    I'm surprised you haven't noticed.
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