Windows 10: Downgrading from Win-10 1607 to Win-10 1511


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows-10 1511
       16 Nov 2016 #1

    Downgrading from Win-10 1607 to Win-10 1511


    Recently Windows 10 on my desktop PC upgraded itself to Build 1607. Immediately my Brother printer stopped working (it was removed from the list of printers and could not be reinstated). Other funny things happened too. I downgraded back to Build 1511 and the printer now works, and the other problems were resolved too. However, the Mail and Calendar application stopped working. When the icon is pressed, nothing happens except one brief flash of the screen.
    Anyone has an idea?
    Last edited by Gabi; 16 Nov 2016 at 15:23. Reason: typos
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       17 Nov 2016 #2

    Firstly try uninstalling and reinstalling those apps then run the apps troubleshooter if they still don't work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    17 Nov 2016 #3

    Before you faff around downgrading, I take it there isn't a driver on the Brother website. However I found that the list of printers in windows 10 can be updated, in the window where you pick the maker on the left and the printer on the right. There's a button labelled Windows Update I think. It takes time but it got the driver for a printer for me the other weekend.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 2
    Windows-10 1511
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2016 #4

    Downgrading from Win-10 1607 to Win-10 1511


    Steve C said: View Post
    Firstly try uninstalling and reinstalling those apps then run the apps troubleshooter if they still don't work.
    I did remove the Mail app and reinstalled it, but nothing happened.
    Where do I find the app troubleshooter? Is that specific to each app? Or a general tool?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 1,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       18 Nov 2016 #5

    The Stores App Troubleshooter is at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hello all. Running windows 10 pro 64 bit. I've updated from Version 1511 to the anniversary update, 1607. Or at least, I thought I did.
What is the difference between windows 10 version 1511 and 1607?
1511 to 1607 Update Error 0x800700c1 in Windows Updates and Activation
I have Windows 10 Pro Version 1511, OS Build 10586.589. Windows continually attempts to download and install the anniversary upgrade. The download completes, but the installation fails with error code 0x800700c1. This has happened more than 50...
Home Built PC running dual boot Windows Pro 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 I used to be able to access Windows files from Linux, but now I cannot, see errors next :- 28/09/16 Error mounting /dev/sda2 at...
Can I keep build 1511? Hated 1607...... in Windows Updates and Activation
Hello, Does anybody know, if it is possible to keep build 1511 for good, do updates, but NO upgrades? One day I forgot to turn the update services off, so I got the Anniversary one. Hated it. How can Microsoft change the look, change most...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17.
Find Us