Windows 10: Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore?

Discus and support Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have often seen that whenever there is an automatic Windows update, the restore points created are no longer available. I agree that going back to an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by mysorian, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. mysorian Win User

    Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore?


    I have often seen that whenever there is an automatic Windows update, the restore points created are no longer available. I agree that going back to an earlier point in time negates the advantages of an update. I have seen applications to break after a, Windows automatic update and I would like to go back to a restore point.*sarc

    :)
     
    mysorian, Nov 23, 2017
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  2. Marie Ave Win User

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    It is possible that the update for your touchscreen driver is not yet compatible with the system. In this situation, you can prevent an automatic driver update from reinstalling.

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    Marie Ave, Nov 23, 2017
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  3. Windows 10 update... is my laptop dead ?

    Preventing auto updates in Windows can be done depending on which update you would like to prevent. Refer to the links below on how to prevent updates from installing automatically:


    To turn off automatic updates for apps:

    • On the Start screen, select Microsoft Store to open the Store.
    • Select the account menu (next to the search box), then select Settings.
    • Under App updates, set Update apps automatically to
      No.

    Update us if you were able to prevent automatic updates.
     
    Regile Reb, Nov 23, 2017
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  4. Tony K Win User

    Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore?

    Hi there, @mysorian. Are you speaking of major feature updates? If so, there's no way to prevent that. A restore point won't work anyway, for it's upgrading the core build.
     
    Tony K, Nov 24, 2017
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  5. mysorian Win User
    I thought so too, " I agree that going back to an earlier point in time negates the advantages of an update.". It would be nice if change over from stable build to Insider build and vice versa can be facilitated. Would you suggest have stable OS on one virtual disc with no automatic update and the Insider Build on another. You see, I want to eat the cake and have it too.
     
    mysorian, Nov 24, 2017
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  6. Hi,
    Best way I know of disconnect from the internet *Wink
     
    ThrashZone, Nov 24, 2017
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  7. Bree New Member
    That would require a Restore Point to include every file for the entire operating system, so you'd need a very large disk.

    Surely that's what a system image is for? My test machine has busy this evening, it's just run four different OS in the space of little more than an hour, each restored from a system image.
     
  8. Tony K Win User

    Can you prevent automatic update from interfering with system restore?

    Yes, as you know, feature updates deletes the restore points upon installation and turns System Protection off. It's on my list to always turn it back on. I use it as first choice of a quick fix (I also mirror). Why it's off by default bewilders me, for I'm sure it would fix a lot of commoners' problems. We that are techy know how to turn it off.

    Anywho, you can either turn automatic updates or device/peripheral updates off. There's also a way via the firewall I've heard, but I don't know how.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    So far as "wanting your cake and eat it it too"; I'm an Insider on two towers both dual booting 10 FCUs and IPs (see my specs). I find that best for me. Quicker updating for one, although I know it's quicker to switch OSes with virtual. You'd want to virtual an IP with a more stable FCU/v1709, yes? Not the other way around? That seems logical to me.
     
    Tony K, Nov 24, 2017
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  9. RolandJS Win User
    I'm wondering if its possible to have a few, bi-weekly perhaps?, routine full image backups of the OS and Data partitions on external media might be the solution...if any update causes disappointment -- you can do a restore.
     
    RolandJS, Nov 25, 2017
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  10. Tony K Win User
    At least biweekly. Most heavyweights here probably mirror once a week. Certainly before update/patch Tuesday. I restore point all my OSes as a first option of recovery only. Takes a minute. I mirror my FCUs, but don't bother taking the time with my IPs. They're shaky to begin with. Why bother mirroring something most likely broke to begin with. I UUPtoISO those during upgrades and rather clean install since I have multiple machines to use. To each their own as they say.
     
    Tony K, Nov 25, 2017
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  11. RolandJS Win User
    "...Why bother mirroring something most likely broke to begin with..." Good point you bring up [which I'm very likely snipping out of its intended context]! Your reputation ifor thoroughness is well-deserved. Because this is an imperfect computer world, where Milo Murphy's Law often rules for a day or more, however, I think I believe as you do -- would rather have full image backups of an imperfectly running OS than to have no backups at all *Smile
     
    RolandJS, Apr 5, 2018
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