How to stop / back out interrupted install of 1809?


  1. Posts : 648
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    How to stop / back out interrupted install of 1809?


    I have 3 computers running Win 10 1803. On all 3 I've got the Windows Update Group Policiy to not automatically download and install maintenance. One of the computers is a test PC I use for first installs of maintenance or new software. It is usually not powered up.

    Several fixes were being shown in Pending Download status on my "production" computers so yesterday I decided it was time to install maintenance. I brought up my test PC and was surprised to see no pending maintenance so I told Windows to check. It found and started to download the 1809 upgrade - absolutely not what I wanted. I shut down the PC to stop the upgrade and upon restart it showed an interrupted install. (I don't remember the exact wording.)

    How do I get it to stop the 1809 install and check for 1803 maintenance? I've got a couple week old backup and will do a restore if there is no other way but hope I don't have to resort to that.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    Settings>Update & Security>Advanced Options>Delay feature updates for 365 days.

    You can then check for updates.

    But this will only last for so long. (6 months)

    Since your test PC has already started to install 1809, you just may have to use a restore point or previous image.
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  3. Posts : 648
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    AddRAM said:
    Settings>Update & Security>Advanced Options>Delay feature updates for 365 days.

    You can then check for updates.

    But this will only last for so long. (6 months)

    Since your test PC has already started to install 1809, you just may have to use a restore point or previous image.
    Hmm. Good point about the restore point. I'll try that. I've got it enabled; I might as well use it.
    I intend to upgrade to 1809 in a couple months so a 6 month delay will be more than enough time.
    Thanks for the informaiton.
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  4. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2
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    Ya I always wait to install the new update for as long as possible, just my choice

    Eventually you will start getting notices saying you will no longer receive Security Update unless you update to the next version.

    At least that way the next version will have been thoroughly updated and good to go.

    1803 works great so....
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  5. Posts : 648
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    AddRAM said:
    Settings>Update & Security>Advanced Options>Delay feature updates for 365 days.

    You can then check for updates.

    But this will only last for so long. (6 months)

    Since your test PC has already started to install 1809, you just may have to use a restore point or previous image.
    The Restore Point trick worked.

    The delay you mention sounds awfully familiar but all I can find (and all I can find documented) is a delay of 35 days. That delay was sufficient, however. Windows Update showed the uninstalled 1803 fixes so I installed them.
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