Windows 10 Rollback Uninstall Updates Enhanced Diag Options

In this post, Learn How to reduce the Windows 10 rollback rate, Diagnose install failures, and Uninstall Updates. This is the information shared by Suma Sagane Gowda & Steve Diacetis in the MS Ignite session. More details about the session are below.


We will see more details about Windows Rollback, Diagnosing install failures, and uninstall updates. Microsoft invested a load of effort to improve the rollback experience and reduce the rollback numbers.

  • Rollback
  • Diagnostic install failures
  • Uninstalling updates
Correcting the unexpected of Windows 10 update
Correcting the unexpected Windows 10 update

Windows 10 Reduction of Rollback Rate

  • It provides you a safety net for update failures
    • Failures in the upgrade process will boot back into the old OS
    • Any changes up to the failure point are cleaned up
  • What does Microsoft do to reduce rollback?
    • Early detection from flighting/intelligent rollout
    • Engage with partners to get issues fixed
    • Refresh media with fixes as we expand the rollout
  • What can you do to reduce the Rollback Rate?
    • Leverage refreshed media (use the latest media)
    • Keep drivers and antivirus software up to date (ensure the latest versions of drivers and antivirus software)
    • Suspend disk encryption before initiating the update
Windows 10 Rollback Update
Windows 10 Rollback Update

How to Diagnose Install Failures

Microsoft integrated Setupdiag Integrated with Setup (20H1). The following log files are created when an upgrade fails and the installation rollback is initiated:


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Setupdiag Enhancement

  • Setupdiag Integrated with Setup (20H1)
  • Registry/Log output that you can leverage for reporting
  • Setupdiag SCCM(MEM CM) integration (Coming Soon)

Additional Support Added

  • 3x faster processing
  • Other rules based on feedback
  • Support for recovery

Uninstall Windows 10 Updates

You have seen this with Windows 10 1809 update. If you have compatibility issues with some of the applications after Windows 10 Cumulative Update and Feature update, you can uninstall the updates using either CSP or DISM.

Uninstall via CSP for Microsoft Intune (MEM MI)

  • Remove Windows 10 1809 or later Quality Update
    • Rollback /QualityUpdate
  • Remove Windows 10 1809 or later Feature Update
    • Rollback /FeatureUpdate

Uninstall via DISM for SCCM (MEM CM)?

  • Remove Windows 10 1809 or later Quality Update
    • DISM /Remove-Package
  • Remove Windows 10 1809 or later Feature Update
    • DISM /Initiate-OSUninstall
Remove Windows 10 Feature Update
Remove Windows 10 Feature Update

Session – Windows 10 Rollback

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