Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10  

    Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10

    Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10

    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Windows Update & Activation
    26 Oct 2018
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10


    Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to make sure your device is secure and up to date. This means you receive the latest fixes and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected.

    It's not recommended to uninstall a Windows Update, but you may need to if you are having an issue with an installed update.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to uninstall updates.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Control Panel
    • Option Two: How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Settings
    • Option Three: How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Command Prompt
    • Option Four: How to Uninstall Latest Quality or Feature Windows Update in Advanced Options at Boot





    Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Control Panel

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.

    2. Click/tap on the View installed updates link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Select an update (ex: KB2058109) that you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall in the toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    5. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    6. If a restart is needed to finish uninstalling the update, then click/tap on Restart Now or Restart Later for what you want to do. The update will not be completely uninstalled until you restart the computer. (see screenshot below)

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    Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Command Prompt

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2. Click/tap on the View installed update history link on the right side under Update status. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the Uninstall updates link, and go to step 3 in OPTION ONE above. (see screenshot below)

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    Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Command Prompt

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter to see a list of all installed Windows Update packages. (see screenshot below)

    wmic qfe list brief /format:table

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    3. In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want to use below, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    (Uninstall update and prompt to confirm uninstall and restart computer.)
    wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID


    (Silently uninstall update without user interaction. Automatically restart computer as needed)
    wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet


    (Silently uninstall update without user interaction, and will not restart computer. You will need to manually restart computer later.)
    wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /norestart


    (Silently uninstall update and warn user for so many specified seconds before automatically restarting computer)
    wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /warnrestart:seconds


    (Silently uninstall update and prompt to restart computer as needed)
    wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /promptrestart


    (Silently uninstall update without user interaction. Forcefully close applications and restart computer)
    wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /forcerestart

    Substitute updateID in the commands above with the actual KB number of the update you want to uninstall.

    Substitute seconds in the warn command above with how many seconds you want to be warned before automatically restarting the computer.

    For example: wusa /uninstall /kb:3058109 /quiet /warnrestart:30


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    4. If prompted, click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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    5. If prompted when a restart is needed to finish uninstalling the update, then click/tap on Restart Now or Restart Later for what you want to do. The update will not be completely uninstalled until you restart the computer. (see screenshot below)

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    Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
    How to Uninstall Latest Quality or Feature Windows Update in Advanced Options at Boot


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 version 1809.

    1. Boot to Advanced Startup.

    2. Click/tap on Troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on Advanced options. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on Uninstall Updates. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on Uninstall latest quality update or Uninstall latest feature update for which type of last update you want to uninstall. (see screenshots below)

    Feature updates
    With Windows 10, Microsoft will package new features into feature updates that can be deployed using existing management tools. Because feature updates are delivered more frequently than with previous Windows releases — twice per year, around March and September, rather than every 3–5 years — changes will be in bite-sized chunks rather than all at once and end user readiness time much shorter.

    Quality updates
    Monthly updates in previous Windows versions were often overwhelming because of the sheer number of updates available each month. Many organizations selectively chose which updates they wanted to install and which they didn’t, and this created countless scenarios in which organizations deployed essential security updates but picked only a subset of non-security fixes.

    In Windows 10, rather than receiving several updates each month and trying to figure out which the organization needs, which ultimately causes platform fragmentation, administrators will see one cumulative monthly update that supersedes the previous month’s update, containing both security and non-security fixes. This approach makes patching simpler and ensures that customers’ devices are more closely aligned with the testing done at Microsoft, reducing unexpected issues resulting from patching.

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    6. Click/tap on the administrator account you want to provide credentials for to approve this action. (see screenshot below)

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    7. Type the password for this administrator account, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Click/tap on Uninstall quality update or Uninstall feature update for what you selected. (see screenshots below)

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    9. The update will now start uninstalling. (see screenshots below)

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    10. If the update was successfully uninstalled, click/tap on Done. (see screenshot below)

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    11. You can now restart the computer back into Windows 10.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    16 Nov 2017 #1

    Once again you've saved my bacon. Thanks :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       16 Nov 2017 #2

    I'm glad it could help KOREA7, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Hi Shawn,
    There is a new option in the Recovery environment to uninstall Windows updates(probably recently installed). I haven't tested that tbh. Have you?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #4

    Sumit Dhiman said: View Post
    Hi Shawn,
    There is a new option in the Recovery environment to uninstall Windows updates(probably recently installed). I haven't tested that tbh. Have you?

    Hello Sumiy,

    I haven't seen that option yet. Do you have a screenshot of it? What build number do you see it in?

    I've always used System Restore in the recovery environment before if I couldn't uninstall it from within Windows. Having a separate option like that would be great.
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

    Thanks, Shawn. I am talking about this.
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    But the catch is, It only allows you to uninstall the most recent one.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Interesting. What build number do you have installed?

    EDIT:

    It's not in any of the 1803 versions.

    It had to have been added in a build in 1809 . I see in it in build 18267.
    Last edited by Brink; 2 Weeks Ago at 09:59.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Interesting. What build number do you have installed?

    EDIT:

    It's not in any of the 1803 versions.

    It had to have been added in a build in 1809 . I see in it in build 18267.
    I see it on 1809 as well :)
    My apologies: Build 17763.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #8

    Tutorial has been updated to add Option 4 to uninstall an update via Advanced Options at boot.
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