Windows 10: Can I Back Out Upgrade 1709 Solved

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  1. Posts : 57
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
       13 Feb 2018 #1

    Can I Back Out Upgrade 1709


    I have been having too many surprises on my system since the 1709 upgrade - including File History being broken. Can I get rid of it forever in I simply restore my computer to a date prior to when 1709 was installed?

    Running Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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  2. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Build 14393
       13 Feb 2018 #2

    How long has it been since you updated?
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  3. Posts : 57
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       13 Feb 2018 #3

    KingRageWin10 said: View Post
    How long has it been since you updated?
    December 31, 2017
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  4.    13 Feb 2018 #4

    Obviously if you had a backup from before then you could use that but presumably you don't.

    C:\Windows.old is automatically deleted after about a month and it is the directory that is used to roll back to older versions. That means if it is gone and you don't have a backup you are stuck.

    You'll be better off trying to fix things than restoring old versions though as old versions stop getting support pretty quick (18 months after release I think).

    If you reregister your File History drive it should fix that part of your problem though - lots of people got caught with that (including me).
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  5. Posts : 57
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       13 Feb 2018 #5

    lx07 said: View Post
    Obviously if you had a backup from before then you could use that but presumably you don't.

    C:\Windows.old is automatically deleted after about a month and it is the directory that is used to roll back to older versions. That means if it is gone and you don't have a backup you are stuck.

    You'll be better off trying to fix things than restoring old versions though as old versions stop getting support pretty quick (18 months after release I think).

    If you reregister your File History drive it should fix that part of your problem though - lots of people got caught with that (including me).
    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. What I want to do is restore my PC using a Restore Point that was set before December when 1709 was installed. Will that remove 1709 (and all subsequent) upgrade, and will they never again be installed?
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  6. Posts : 7,700
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       13 Feb 2018 #6

    ALN said: View Post
    What I want to do is restore my PC using a Restore Point that was set before December when 1709 was installed?
    Unfortunately that's not possible. All restore points from before 1709 were deleted by the upgrade. This is because they would restore files from the earlier version of windows, so you'd end up with a mix of versions that probably would crash and burn (if it ran at all).
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  7. Posts : 5,007
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       13 Feb 2018 #7

    You say 1709 but there's 2 different editions of Version 1709, the RTM Version 1709 Build 16299.214 and the IP/Test Version 1709 Build 17093. Both may have newer builds but it is critical to know which the user has installed. Press the Windows Key along with R and type winver and press Enter, post the line showing the mentioned numbers.
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  8. Posts : 57
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       13 Feb 2018 #8

    Berton said: View Post
    You say 1709 but there's 2 different editions of Version 1709, the RTM Version 1709 Build 16299.214 and the IP/Test Version 1709 Build 17093. Both may have newer builds but it is critical to know which the user has installed. Press the Windows Key along with R and type winver and press Enter, post the line showing the mentioned numbers.
    Build 16299.192
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  9. Posts : 57
    Windows10 Pro Build 1709
    Thread Starter
       13 Feb 2018 #9

    Bree said: View Post
    Unfortunately that's not possible. All restore points from before 1709 were deleted by the upgrade. This is because they would restore files from the earlier version of windows, so you'd end up with a mix of versions that probably would crash and burn (if it ran at all).
    Thanks Bree. Guess I will just have to live with it.
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  10. Posts : 2,058
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Feb 2018 #10

    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.
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