Well, Microsoft’s done it.


We have a few systems we support that just will not update to Windows 10 1709 nomatter what we do. For a long time, that wasn’t an issue, but Microsoft is silently pushing the upgrade assistant to all systems that aren’t on 1709 now, even ones on the still supported 1703 (which these computers are). The assistant attempts the update, failes, and rolls back. Then it does it again. And again. And again. If you uninstall the assistant, it reinstalls. If you disable the tasks that invoke the assistant, they revert. And every morning or two these users come in to their systems unusable until they roll back.

So today, one of them asked “I can’t keep working like this. Can you roll this back to Windows 8 to stop this from happening?”

Good job, Microsoft.

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