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How To Uninstall An Update In Windows 10

All updates are not made equal; some of them can break things on your system even if they come from Microsoft and are marked super important. When installing updates, we don’t usually create a restore point for our system because it’s a very routine task that generally isn’t meant to break any functionality. That said, updates can and do come with inconveniences; if they don’t break something they might take away a feature that you really really loved and are willing to give your right arm to get back. If you’re using Windows 10 and are experiencing problems after a recent update was installed, you can roll it back. Here’s how.

Open the Settings app and go to the Update & Security group of settings. Click on Advanced Options and under the Choose how updates are installed section, click ‘View your Update history’.  You can see details of the last update(s) that were installed and their status (successful or failed). Click Uninstall updates.


You will be switched to the Control Panel app with all installed updates listed for you. Select an update and click the Uninstall button to remove it.


Be warned that some updates cannot be uninstalled. Windows 7 users might remember that certain updates, such as the one that checked if your copy of Windows was genuine or not, was one such update that could not be removed for obvious reasons. The same case may happen for certain updates that Windows 10 might install. This method lets you remove most updates but it will have its limitations.


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