How to Uninstall Windows 10 Update

Microsoft releases Windows 10 updates regularly to bring new features or patch bugs of different severity levels, but sometimes the updates bring more issues instead of making Windows 10 stable. To get rid of Windows 10 issues or crashes occurred due to the latest updates, you might need to uninstall Windows 10 update and get back to the last stage of your Windows OS.

Although, every Patch Tuesday update is packed with the fixes for bugs, Microsoft rolls out some emergency updates whenever required. If you are facing problems after applying a new update of Windows 10, you can simply delete Windows 10 update, instead of waiting for the next patch.

Windows updates are installed automatically but you can also download windows 10 update offline installers and install updates on multiple systems.

Let’s discuss 3 ways to uninstall Windows 10 update and solve Windows problems.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Using Settings App

Tap the Windows button from the keyboard and click on the gear icon to launch the Settings app.

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Click on the Update & Security.

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On the Windows Update page, hit “View update history” link.

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Now you can notice the “Uninstall updates” link on the View update history page, tap on it.

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The next page will show a complete list of “Installed Updates” (Windows 10 updates as well as other software updates). Find the update you want to uninstall, select it and hit Uninstall button. You can also right click on the Update of Windows 10 and click on the Uninstall.

When prompts, hit Yes to confirm that you want to delete Windows 10 update.

How to Uninstall Update Using Control Panel

Tap the Windows button, type Control Panel using keyboard and hit Enter key to launch the Control Panel.

Uninstall Windows 10 Update Using Control Panel

Click on the link “Uninstall a program” appearing under Program section.

On the left pane of the next window, click on “View installed updates”.

The next window will show a complete list of “Installed Updates” (Windows 10 updates as well as other software updates). Find the update you want to uninstall, select it and hit Uninstall button. You can also right-click on the Update of Windows 10 and click on the Uninstall.

Now confirm to uninstall the update by tapping on Yes, whenever prompts.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Using Command Prompt or PowerShell

If you want to remove Windows 10 update, you can also use Command Prompt or PowerShell.

Launch Command Prompt or PowerShell as an administrator and type or copy paste the command: “wmic qfe list brief /format:table”.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates Using Command Prompt or PowerShell

Now a list of installed Windows 10 updates will be displayed. Type or copy-paste the command “wusa /uninstall /kb:HotFixID“. Here the HotFixID is an ID of update. For instance, the Patch Tuesday, December 2020 cumulative update is KB4580419, where 4580419 is the HotFixID.

Suppose you want to uninstall Windows 10 update KB4580419, type “wusa /uninstall /kb:4580419” and hit Enter key.


When prompts, hit Yes to confirm the uninstallation. Now wait for a while and ready to experience error-free Windows 10 OS.

Now pick the best method to uninstall Windows 10 update and make sure you work smoothly on your Windows 10 PC. Don’t forget to share your experience with us and the audience using a comment section.

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