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4 Ways to Uninstall Updates in Windows 10

September 4th, 2016 by Admin

If you installed an update that is causing severe issues with your PC, you probably want to uninstall or remove it. So here we’ll show you 4 ways to remove & uninstall updates in Windows 10.

Method 1: Uninstall Windows 10 Updates from Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel in Large icons view, and then click Programs and Features.


  2. Click View installed updates in the left pane.


  3. This displays all updates installed on the system. Select the update that you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.


Method 2: Uninstall Windows 10 Updates from Settings

  1. Open Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I hotkey, or clicking Settings from the Start Menu.
  2. Click Update and security.


  3. Click Windows Update on the left side, and click on the Advanced options link on the right side.


  4. Click the View your update history link to see all updates installed on your Windows 10 PC.


  5. Click the Uninstall updates link.


  6. This opens the Installed Updates window of Control Panel. Locate the problematic update and click Uninstall.


Method 3: Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Using Command Prompt

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt by pressing WIN + X keys and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” from the Quick Access menu.
  2. At the Command Prompt, type the following command to view all installed updates:
    wmic qfe list brief /format:table


  3. To uninstall an update, you can use WUSA (a built-in Windows utility for managing Windows updates). For example, to uninstall the update KB3172729, you can type this command line and press Enter.
    wusa /uninstall /kb:3172729


  4. When you see the Windows Update Standalone Installer dialog box, click Yes to confirm and it will uninstall your selected update.


Method 4: Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Using a Batch File

If you want to uninstall multiple updates silently, you can create a batch script (.bat) to run the WUSA commands in the background, by adding /quiet and /norestart option. Change the KB number as needed.

@echo off
wusa /uninstall /kb:3172729 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3074686 /quiet /norestart

This will run the uninstall without any open windows, and will not prompt for a reboot. After all updates have been removed, you can restart the system manually, or set your computer to reboot automatically by adding the shutdown -r command to the end of the batch file.