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How To Uninstall An Update In Windows 10


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If you have been experiencing issues after installing a recent update, Windows 10 (like previous versions) offers easy ways to uninstall one or more updates. You can uninstall an update either via Control Panel or from the Command Prompt.

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In this guide, we will see how to uninstall an update in Windows 10. These methods are applicable to all editions of Windows 10.

Method 1 – uninstall an update via Control Panel

Method 2 – uninstall an update via Command Prompt

Method 3 – uninstall an update via Settings

Method 4 – restore your PC to an earlier date

Method 1 of 4

Uninstall an update via Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel by typing its name in the Start menu or taskbar search box and then hitting Enter key.

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Step 2: Click Uninstall a program to open Programs and Features window.

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Step 3: On the left-pane of Programs and Features, click the link labelled View installed updates to view all installed updates on your PC.

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Step 4: Finally, right-click on the update that you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall button to remove the update.

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Method 2 of 4

Uninstall an update via Command Prompt

Step 1: In order to uninstall an update from Command Prompt, you need to open elevated Command Prompt. To run Command Prompt as administrator, type CMD in Start menu search box, right-click on the search result entry and then click Run as administrator option.

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Alternatively, right-click on the Start button on the taskbar to open power user menu, and then click Command Prompt (admin).

Step 2: In the Command Prompt, type the following command and then press Enter key to view all installed updates.

wmic qfe list brief /format:table

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Step 3: Next, enter the command mentioned below to uninstall an update.

wusa /uninstall /kb:updatenumber

In the above command, replace updatenumber with the KB number of the update that you have obtained in Step 2. To get the update number, you can also refer to the instructions in Method 1 to view all installed updates and their numbers.

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Click Yes button when you see the confirmation dialog.

Method 3 of 4

Uninstall an update via Settings

Step 1: Open Settings app by clicking its name in the left-side of the Start menu or using Windows logo + I hotkey.

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Step 2: Click Update and security.

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Step 3: Click Windows Update. Click Advanced options link to view advanced settings for Windows update.

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Step 4: Click View your update history link to see all updates installed on your Windows 10 PC. As you can see, the list shows KB number of updates, installed date, and the type of the update.

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Step 5: Click the link labelled Uninstall updates to open Installed Updates window of Control Panel.

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Step 6: Finally, right-click on the update you want to remove, and then click Uninstall button. Click Yes button when you see the confirmation dialog. If asked, perform a reboot. uninstall an update in Windows 10 step 5.3

Method 4 of 4

Consider restoring your PC to an earlier date to uninstall an update

If the system restore point is turned on, Windows 10 automatically creates a restore point before installing an update. You can make use of this restore point feature to get rid of the update that has been troubling you. More importantly, when you restore, Windows will preserve all data but you might lose apps installed post creating the restore point.

Please refer to our how to restore a Windows 10 to an earlier date guide for step-by-step instructions.



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