Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Update for Windows 10 is not recommended but can to Repair Windows 10 Update if you are having an issue with an installed update.
OK, let’s follow How to Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Update below:
1. Uninstall Windows Update from Settings
- Open Settings with press Win key + I.
- Scroll down then click on Update & Security.
- On Windows Update, click on View Installed Update History.
- Click on Uninstall Update.
2. Uninstall Windows Update from Control Panel
- Type on Cortana “Control Panel” then click it.
- Click on Programs and Features.
- Click View installed updates.
- Right Click on Security Update that you want to uninstall.
- Click Uninstall.
- Click Yes.
Note: After complete Uninstall Windows Update, then follow How to Reinstall Windows Update below.
Sometimes you might need to uninstall an update you received through the Windows Update service. There are a number of situation you may want to get rid of it. For example, some update can affect the stability of the operating system on your hardware, or you want to remove the telemetry. Here is how you can uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10.
To uninstall an update in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Update & security -> Windows Update.
- On the right, click the Update history link.
- On the next page, click the link Uninstall updates at the top. See the following screenshot:
- The following window will be opened. In the list, select the desired update and click the Uninstall button on the toolbar.
- If prompted, confirm the UAC request.
Tip: You can open the same window using the classic Control panel.
Uninstall an update using Control Panel
Open the Control panel and go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features.
On the left, click the link “View installed updates”.
This will open the same dialog.
Uninstall an update in the Command prompt
It is possible to use a special tool, wusa, to uninstall updates in Windows 10. Wusa is a standalone update installer. You can use it in various automation scenarios, e.g. in batch files.
To learn the command syntax, press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type in the Run box:
This will open the following window.
In general case, to uninstall an update, open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
Substitute the updateID with the proper update ID you want to remove.
Tip: To get the list of the installed updates with IDs in the command prompt, type the following command:
You will get something like this:
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2 thoughts on “ How to Uninstall an Update in Windows 10 ”
I can not even access the safe mode..
I cannot uninstall KB4549951. Had to resort to the wusa Command prompt as no uninstall option in Controls Panels Program and Features “view installed updates”
Using Command prompt as administrator ‘wusa /uninstall /kb: KB4549951’
Error pop-up “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4549951) is required by your computer and cannot be uninstalled.”