Windows 10 will automatically download and install any available updates. While you can pause updates as needed, it’s still limited. Your computer will have a problem if there is a problem with the latest update or if your PC’s hardware and software is not compatible. In such situations, your best bet is to log into Windows and remove the faulty update.
For less advanced Windows 10 users, finding the option to uninstall the system update can be difficult because it’s hidden deep in the control panel. Also, in the unfortunate case, the computer will not boot into Windows but will reboot continuously.
In this article, Ticswipe.com will guide how to fix how to uninstall Windows 10 updates error most simply, then talk about some of the causes and corresponding fixes.
How To Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Manually
The Settings app hasn’t completely replaced the previous Control Panel, but it has most of the features we need. You can use it to find and uninstall Windows 10 updates.
Step 1. First, press the Windows shortcut to open the Settings application.
Step 2. In the newly opened window, click Update & Security => Then select Windows Update. On the right panel, click the View update history button.
Step 3. On the next page, click the Uninstall updates link that appears at the top.
Step 4. Now a new window will appear, find the update you want to uninstall, select it and click the Uninstall button appearing in the top option bar.
You can sort updates by installation date by clicking on the column Installed on.
The uninstall process will begin at this point. Depending on the update, you might have to follow the wizard but it’s pretty easy.
Step 5. After uninstalling, click Restart now button to restart Windows.
Note that you can’t uninstall feature or security updates. You can only uninstall the latest quality update.
How To Uninstall Windows 10 Updates From Command Prompt
You can also use the Command Prompt to uninstall Windows 10 updates quickly.
There are two main steps in this approach. First, you need to know the actual updated KB number. Since each update has its KB number, you can use it to uninstall the update correctly.
Step 1. First, open the Start menu => enter Command Prompt => then click the option Run as administrator.
Step 2. After opening the Command Prompt, execute the following command (press Enter after entering the command) to list all installed Windows updates:
wmic qfe list brief / format: table
Step 3. From the list of updates, write down the KB number of the update you want to uninstall (usually the closest). You can find the KB number in the “HotFixID” column. For example, I wanted to uninstall the latest update so I copied KB number” 4571756 ″.
Step 4. Once you have the KB number, use one of the commands below to uninstall the target update.
Note: you replace UpdateIDNumber in the command with the KB number
Do not restart automatically (you should reboot manually):
wusa / uninstall / kb: / quiet / norestart
wusa / uninstall / kb: / quiet / forcerestart
Depending on the update, you might see a warning prompt. Click the Yes button to continue the uninstall process.
How To Uninstall Windows 10 Updates In Safe Mode
If you’re having this problem, you’ll need to start your PC in Safe Mode to uninstall the update. In case you are unable to boot into Windows, the above two methods will not work. In that case, you can boot into safe mode and then uninstall the problematic update from there.
Step 1. First, boot your computer into Safe Mode.
Once your PC is starting up, turn it off, try rebooting and shut it down. Do this 3 times and Windows will show you the recovery screen. Here, select Safe Mode and the system will boot into it.
Step 2. When you’re in safe mode, open the PC Setup app using the Win + I keyboard shortcut and go to Update & Security → select Windows Update.
Step 3. On the right panel, click the View Update History button.
Step 4. On this page, click the Uninstall Updates link at the top of the window.
Step 5. In the control panel, select the update you want to uninstall and click the Uninstall button (Or right-click on the update and choose Uninstall).
Step 6. Follow the uninstall wizard. Once done, restart Windows and the computer should work normally.
As you can see, although the steps are a bit long, uninstall Windows 10 updates is pretty easy. I hope this guide will help you. If you have trouble or need help, feel free to leave your comments below.