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Disable rollback feature

This setting disables the rollback feature so that it is used only by the administrators, when no other option is available.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
The rollback feature remains activated by default. It can bring back the previous state of the system in case the installation gets failed. It takes lot of space.

Note: Experts must handle this feature only when it becomes very essential.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Windows\Installer is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create an DWORD value name “DisableRollback”,f this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with “1”.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Restart the computer.

Disable rollback feature.reg

The '.reg' file will disable rollback feature.

Enable rollback feature (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will enable rollback feature.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Roll back' feature is disbled.

'Roll back' feature is enabled by default.

First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Now, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\] and create a DWORD value as 'DisableRollback'.

Next, right click on the DWORD value 'DisableRollback' and selcet 'Modify'.

Finally set teh value data as '1' and click 'OK' to disable 'Roll back' feature.

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