PSA: Using System Restore After Windows Update Breaks Windows
22 May, 2019, 11:27
Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, will reach its end-of-servicing date on November 12, but Microsoft will begin pushing the version 1903 update to devices running that version in June.
It has also been confirmed that if you found a workaround after the first set of borkage, the sames ones should work for this, until it can be fixed properly.
Those who think that the above is not enough and hope to get more from the next feature update might be disappointed.
Explaining the problem further, the Redmond-based company stated: "During the system restore process, Windows temporarily stages the restoration of files that are in use".
All that being said, Microsoft is being supremely cautious with this update after the October 2018 version's disastrous launch.
For users who wish to install it now, they can go to Settings - Update & Security - Windows Update and then check for new updates. That includes a new light theme, Windows sandboxing, and the uncoupling of Cortana and Search, among other features.
You install one or more Windows 10 updates.
Open the Settings application with the Windows-I shortcut.
In theory, using a restore point after a Windows Update has been performed shouldn't cause any problems - but it does.
Microsoft's May 2019 security fixes have again disrupted the normal functioning of some endpoint security products on certain Windows versions. It may return the feature update and display the option to "download and install now" in the interface.
Other issues reported with these updates include a "double installation" bug, which makes patches install a few times, as well as problems accessing some United Kingdom government sites.
The new Windows release health dashboard goes live.
Some systems are blocked from receiving the new feature update at this point. It will be interesting to see if the extra two months of testing improved update quality significantly.
The Windows 10 May 2019 is now available, just before the end of the month.
You turn on system protection, and then create a system restore point that is named "R1". You can also view and edit recent photos taken on your smartphone directly on your PC, and Microsoft has promised new features to make the app even better.