Rollback Windows Update

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Old 03-04-19, 07:56 AM
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Rollback Windows Update

I installed Windows 1809 (not yet being pushed by Microsoft but avail) and a few programs now won't work. I'd like to rollback to 1803 but the 10 day period to do that through the control panel has expired. What would be the best way? An ISO image? If so, would I lose installed programs and files?

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Old 03-04-19, 08:14 AM
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I had been reading about problems with the 1809 update. I looked for a rollback to the 1803 version. There are many videos illustrating the method needed.

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Old 03-04-19, 01:31 PM
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1809 was the answer to the even more buggy 1803. Hence, between the two, stick with 1809.

Keep in mind this process is going to continue as the new model with Windows 10 in that these big releases are often considerably different operating systems, nearly like the difference between 8 and 8.1 and programs not working after the 'upgrade' will be a frequent issue. Best is to check with the vendor of the program as many will have updates available for that operating system version.
 
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Old 03-04-19, 02:17 PM
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PJMax - thanks.Thanks. All of the ones I saw indicated to uninstall the update through control panel; recovery. I get a msg that that method is no longer avail because the update was installed more than 10 days ago.

Stickshift - thanks. For me - 1803 played nice with my photo and video editing - Lightroom and Davinci Resolve. Under 1809 Lightroom is quirky and Resolve will not open at all. Thanks though.
 
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installed more than 10 days ago.
Did you try disconnecting from the internet and changing the date on your PC?
 
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Old 03-05-19, 07:39 AM
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No - evidently the system stored the old system files in a directory called Windows.old. After 10 days it disappears. Not sure how exactly how but that folder is no longer on my computer.
 
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That's how it works - the update creates the windows.old folder and then deletes it after the specified amount of time. For the upgrade to Windows 10 itself, the folder was set to last for 30 days.
 
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