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To keep every Windows 10 device stable, secure and better, Microsoft provides regular updates which are now urged to be compulsory.

At times, you may face some issues due to a particular update. Issues in the update may occur due to both – Installation process or Error in the update itself. To fix this, you can either reinstall or remove Windows 10 update.

How Do I Remove Updates From My Windows 10?

So, let’s check out the simple ways to remove updates on your Windows 10 computer.

1. Restore Updates on Windows 10

The first thing you do to remove current updates on Windows 10 is reinstall the older updates. You can choose and select the updates you want to reinstall.

  • Go to the Start menu
  • Click on the gear icon to open the Settings menu
  • Now, go to the Update & Security section and click on it
  • Here, click on ‘Windows Update.’
  • Click on the button that says Check for Updates
  • Now, Windows 10 scans for new updates and automatically installs them
  • This process may take up a few minutes
  • Now, click on the Restart Now to reboot your PC

Restore Updates on Windows 10

Hopefully, this helps you reinstall Windows 10 updates. After restarting your PC, you can check the status of the reinstalled updates on your Windows 10 system.

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2. Remove Updates on Windows 10

Sometimes, an update comes along with some issues such as freezing, settings not functioning correctly, apps crashing, etc. At times, these update issues might be due to the error occurred while installing the upgrade.

Moreover, you would want to uninstall updates in Windows 10, right? Well, here’s how to undo Windows 10 update.

  • Go to the Start menu.
  • Click on the gear icon to open the Settings menu.
  • Now, go to the Update & Security section and click on it.
  • Here, click on ‘Windows Update.’
  • Click on the button that says Check for Updates
  • Click the Update history link
  • The Update history displays the successfully-installed updates as well as the failed installations with the corresponding timestamp
  • Remove Updates on Windows 10

  • It helps you identify which update is causing an issue
  • Click on the Uninstall Updates link
  • Select the specific updates
  • Click Yes to confirm the install or remove
  • Click Restart Now to reboot your computer and complete the task

Based on the particular update, the process may take a few minutes. However, you’ll notice that the selected update gets successfully un-installed after you restart your Windows 10 computer.

3. Prohibit Installation of Specific/Unwanted Updates on Windows 10

In Windows 10, Windows Updates are automatically installed, and since Microsoft has made it mandatory, the previous feature, where we’re able to stop the unwanted upgrade, has been removed. Nevertheless, here’s how you can prohibit or avoid installing Windows 10 updates

  • Follow the instructions mentioned above to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates and also, note down the problem
  • Go to Microsoft Support and download the Show or Hide Updates Troubleshooter
  • Double-click on .diagcab and launch the tool
  • Click Next
  • Now, go to Hide Updates
  • A list of available updates (ones that you haven’t installed on your PC) appears. Select the unwanted Windows update, and click Next
  • To execute the task, click on Close

Prohibit Installation of Specific/Unwanted Updates on Windows 10

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You may reboot your system and, further, the unwanted update on your Windows 10 device won’t try to download or get re-installed again.

Now that you know how to remove and reinstall Windows 10 updates make sure you only remove the updates which are causing problems on your device.

Let us know in the comments, which specific updates (when uninstalled) fixed your Windows 10 computer.


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