On Windows 10 I have never successfully been able to rollback with system restore on any PC. It always says the restore failed no matter which restore point I try to use. And it always fails with "unspecified error". Really? The system restore software has no idea what it was doing when it failed? Looking for a file, copying a file, restoring the registry? I write software for a living. The only way you don't know what happened is you haven't coded checks after important operations. Shear laziness!
Funny you mention it, but now I think of it, I've never been able to do a system restore on Win 10, either. It's almost as if MS doesn't want users to rollback prior to updates, even if it is necessary to correct stuff-ups they created. This is why forced updates are so wrong... especially when they sneak in during the middle of the night and update your system without your knowledge or consent.
Last night I discovered that a PCIE card with 10 additional SATA ports now doesn't work, meaning that the HDDs connected to it cannot be seen by the system. It was all good before the 'updates' but now is kaput. I tried reinstalling the drivers but no go, it's a dead as a doornail. I also discovered that a PCIE card with in and out HDMI ports to connect external media devices is now kaput as well.
Another thing, too! I have a 6 bay caddy to accommodate SSDs that works sometimes but not others.... the drives appear in 'My Computer' one minute and are gone the next. Again, I believe it is a driver issue. Thing is, I never had such issues with it, or the PCIE cards, in Win 8.1.
It seems that I'm not going to be able to resolve the problems MS has created, so now I have to make a decision as to whether I reformat with Win 10 or just put in a fresh copy of Win 8.1 that I have. I'm leaning towards Win 8.1 because I found it far less problematic than 10, and with my Stardock products installed it's just like Win 7 but a lot faster. However, the problem with that is Win 8.1 will lose support in the coming future and I'll be forced to Win 10 if I want to continue getting security patches, etc.
If I decide on Win 8.1. I suppose that I'll have a couple of years yet to see how I will proceed going forward, and maybe by then MS will have gotten its act together and fixed all the issues that plague Win 10. However, given its past regarding major cockups and treating users like crap, I won't be holding my breath.
Has Microsoft become the new Apple, disliked and hated by the majority of computer users?
For mine, an absolute 100% YES!!!!!