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I am running Windows 10 Pro. A certain application had been working flawlessly all these years. It works perfectly on my May 2021 drive image backup. However, today, it behaves erratically. What is the best way to isolate any particular update(s) that might be causing this issue so that I can turn it off? Is there a software that can accomplish this? Can I selectively install updates, and if so, how?
 

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That's a little too vague to be even to suggest a solution.
Program? System? What do you mean erratically? We aren't Miss Cleo and can read minds.
 

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I am Mr. Cleo and I just now read your mind! My mistake. Sorry.

I am running Pinnacle for Dazzle for a video capture card on a Windows 10 (21H1 build). When I launch the program there is a lot of crackling and static in the audio. However, when I revert to a 1909 build image from May, it works flawlessly.
 

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Thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately you have 10 days after the update is installed to roll it back. Your only option after that point is to either reset Windows (which saves all your existing data) or perform a fresh install. Either way will require you to reinstall all the existing programs on your system.
Video capture is a very tricky thing with Windows and I speak from mucho experience.
You are dealing with hardware and software originally designed for Win 7. Any changes in the priority of IRQs can really mess things up, I don't know if that's your problem but I would suspect that.
If you go the fresh install route, don't use the newest ISO download from Microsoft online hopefully you can find a 1909 build or older ISO, install and set the updates to manual. Conversely if that program is the main function of that system, you might want to consider reinstalling Win 7 to avoid any conflicts. I wish I had an easier solution for you but video capture is a tricky thing at best.
Good luck
 

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