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Topic # 202082 16-Sep-2016 08:38
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Having installed the anniversary update more than 10 days ago I don't appear to have an easy way to uninstall this update.  Google indicates that my only alternative involves re-installing Windows.

 

My reason for going back is that with this update Microsoft have again changed the way Windows behaves.  Instead of making new features optional and available if required, they have made at least some of them compulsory and unavoidable.  I am referring to the compulsory use of the lock screen on startup - a pointless but unavoidable change that has annoyed me more intensely as time goes by.

 

So - is there a way of uninstalling this update when more than 10 days have elapsed since installation?


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  Reply # 1631508 16-Sep-2016 08:42
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The Anniversary update brings with a lot of good under the bonnet especially with regards to stability, are you sure you really want to revert?





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  Reply # 1632148 17-Sep-2016 13:24
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MikeB4:

 

The Anniversary update brings with a lot of good under the bonnet especially with regards to stability, are you sure you really want to revert?

 

 

When I booted up and got a lock screen.  Prior to this update I went straight to user login.  Google reveals that the prior registry setting that allowed the lockscreen to be avoided is ignored now.  I simply want to get back to where I was before the update.  There is no other useful feature content in the update that I am aware of.  I regret ever updating and have not noticed any other benefits.


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  Reply # 1632152 17-Sep-2016 14:09
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OldGeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

The Anniversary update brings with a lot of good under the bonnet especially with regards to stability, are you sure you really want to revert?

 

 

When I booted up and got a lock screen.  Prior to this update I went straight to user login.  Google reveals that the prior registry setting that allowed the lockscreen to be avoided is ignored now.  I simply want to get back to where I was before the update.  There is no other useful feature content in the update that I am aware of.  I regret ever updating and have not noticed any other benefits.

 

 

 

 

There are many changes and new features in the Anniversary update.  http://www.howtogeek.com/248177/whats-new-in-windows-10s-anniversary-update/


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  Reply # 1632154 17-Sep-2016 14:21
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OldGeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

The Anniversary update brings with a lot of good under the bonnet especially with regards to stability, are you sure you really want to revert?

 

 

When I booted up and got a lock screen.  Prior to this update I went straight to user login.  Google reveals that the prior registry setting that allowed the lockscreen to be avoided is ignored now.  I simply want to get back to where I was before the update.  There is no other useful feature content in the update that I am aware of.  I regret ever updating and have not noticed any other benefits.

 

 

 

 

The "useful feature" is that you have the latest software with many under-the-bonnet enhancements. I imagine future updates may be a problem if you are not on the latest OS.  Sure you're not chucking the baby out with the bathwater?  

 

 





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  Reply # 1632179 17-Sep-2016 16:30
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There should be an option to roll back to the previous version of Windows




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  Reply # 1632204 17-Sep-2016 16:51
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OldGeek:

 

I am referring to the compulsory use of the lock screen on startup

 

 

I just followed the instructions here (option 1 fwiw): http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html

 

Rebooted and went straight to my desktop. No logging in.

 

 


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