If you don't want Windows 10's update - uninstall it

Many of you regretted upgrading Windows operating system or feel reluctant for the automatic update. Uninstall Windows 10 update so as to return to the previous vision of Windows you want to use would be the best way.

Microsoft has released a new cumulative update for the latest version of Windows 10, with the software giant being unusually busy deploying patches this July. 


KB4340917 Patches for Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has released a new patch for systems running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803), Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), and Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703). The patch for Windows 10 Update contains a number of fixes and what Microsoft describes as ‘quality improvements’.

KB4340917 contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that causes devices within Active Directory or Hybrid AADJ++ domains to unexpectedly unenroll from Microsoft Intune or third-party MDM services after installing provisioning package updates (PPKG). This issue occurs on devices that are subject to the Auto MDM Enrollment with AAD Token Group Policy. If you ran the script Disable-AutoEnrollMDMCSE.PS1 as a workaround for this issue, run Enable-AutoEnrollMDMCSE.PS1 from a PowerShell window in Administrator mode after installing this update.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information. 
  • Improves the ability of the Universal CRT Ctype family of functions to handle EOF as valid input. 
  • Addresses an issue with registration in the "Push to Install" service.
  • Addresses an issue with Roaming User Profiles where the AppData\Local and AppData\Locallow folders are incorrectly synchronized at user logon and logoff.
  • Addresses issues related to peripherals that use Quality of Service (QoS) parameters for Bluetooth connections. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes SQL Server memory usage to grow over time when encrypting data using a symmetric key that has a certificate. Then, you execute queries that open and close the symmetric key in a recursive loop. 
  • Addresses an issue where using an invalid password in a wireless PEAP environment that has SSO enabled submits two authentication requests with the invalid password. The excess authentication request may cause premature account lockouts in environments with low account lockout thresholds. To enable the changes, add the new registry key DisableAuthRetry (Dword) on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\26 using regedit, and set it to 1. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents OpenType fonts from printing in Win32 applications. 
  • Addresses an issue with DNS Response Rate Limiting that causes a memory leak when enabled with LogOnly mode. 
  • Addresses an issue in a RemoteApp session that may result in a black screen when maximizing an app window on a secondary monitor.
  • Addresses an issue in IME that causes unexpected finalization of strings during Japanese input in applications such as Microsoft Outlook.

If you're on Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you'll get KB4340917 that bumps the OS build to 17134.191 and it came with a long list of bug fixes.

To Install the Update

To install this update you can go to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and select Check for updates. You can also search for "update" and click on the "Check for updates" option.

While the updates are supposed to fix the reported bugs, but the updates if not compatible with PC can ruin everything. That way you may do not want the update and uninstall it.

Uninstall and remove updates in Windows 10

You may just uninstall the updates with Windows itself:

Launch the settings app by pressing WIN+I, look for Update and Security and click on it. In the Windows update page look for View installed update history > Uninstall updates.

You will be redirected to the classic control panel setting on clicking Uninstall updates. Shortlist all the updates that come on your suspect list and then uninstall each one by one by right-clicking on them.

Like for an update, a reboot is required to complete the uninstallation.

Uninstalling the updates in Windows 10 seems to be the only working solution to revert the changes applied to the operating system, but there are different ways to achieve this goal. You may rely a third-part software on.

Uninstall Windows 10 Update with MiniTool ShadowMaker

It's a easy thing to get rid of Windows 10 update and revert your PC to an earlier version, with the help of third-party software like MiniTool ShadowMaker.

Use an Image Backup

Computer security is becoming a high-profile thing and many of you are used to creating a system image backup or disk backup for your PC. In general, a regular backup is worth making for computer protection.

If you have managed to make an image for the OS or system disk prior to upgrading to Windows 10, just try to use the created image to revert to a previous version of Windows.

If you have created an image beforehand, how can you use it to uninstall Windows 10 update and go back to a previous Windows version?

Attention: As to a system recovery, MiniTool ShadowMaker only allows you to perform the operation in WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment). Namely, you need to use the Bootable Edition of this reliable backup & restore software.

In Tools tab of MiniTool ShadowMaker, Bootable Media feature is offered. Click it to create a bootable USB drive or DVD/CD:


Step 1: Navigate to Restore page, choose the backup you have made before and then click Restore button.


Step 2: Then, the creation time of this backup version will be shown. Choose the backup and click Next to continue.


Step 3: Then, all the volumes that are included in the selected backup file will be displayed on this page. Note that MBR and Track 0 should be selected, otherwise, your PC will fail to start up.


Step 4: Then, it's your turn to decide which hard disk you want to restore the image file to. After clicking Next button, a warning will pop out to show you the partitions that will be overwritten during the restoration.


Step 5: A few minutes later, the operation will be completed successfully.


If you have created a system backup or disk backup with this free backup & recovery software, just use it to perform a restoration to undo Windows 10 update. Also, there are more methods that can help you uninstall Windows 10 update if you do not want it.

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