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How to Remove Windows 10 Updates

After installing Windows 10, you will find that this operating system has a regular monthly update schedule that will run automatically.

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After installing Windows 10, you will find that this operating system has a regular monthly update schedule that will run automatically. In addition, in a year Windows 10 will also get feature updates twice, this type of update has the largest download capacity.

Removing Windows 10 updates that are already installed


Deleting Windows 10 updates you might want to do because after the update, several problems appear, such as applications that stop running, or other bugs that make our computers unable to work normally.

This is common because not all updates will run smoothly, some updates come with new bugs that take time for Microsoft to fix. To overcome this, we can remove the updates that have been installed for a while until the latest patch is released by Microsoft.

On this occasion bingGo will show you how to uninstall Windows 10 updates thoroughly with several methods that you can do on your computer, either in normal circumstances, unable to enter the desktop, or even when a blue screen occurs.

Before performing the steps below, you should first backup your computer system using a System Restore Point. The goal is just in case an error occurs so we can easily restore it to its original state.

How to remove Windows 10 updates


1. Enter Settings


Your first step should be to enter the Settings menu. The trick is to click on the Windows button and then click the Settings button (gear icon)

2. Select Update and Security

After entering the Settings menu, find a menu called Update and Security, click the menu once.

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3. Select View update history


In Windows Update, click the menu called View update history.

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4. Select Uninstall updates


In the update history, you will see a history of updates that have been carried out by Windows 10. You can recognize updates based on the information on time, to overcome errors due to the last update, then uninstall the update with the most recent date.

The next step is to click on the Uninstall Updates menu. Later we will be taken to the Control Panel, from here we will uninstall the update.

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5. Remove updates


To remove an update, just select the update you want to remove then right-click and select Uninstall.

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The uninstall process will start immediately, usually it doesn't take long.

After the update is removed, try restarting the computer and opening the application that was having problems. Notice if the error problem is gone? If not, maybe you need to delete some other updates until the error is completely gone. Repeat the above steps to do it.

How to uninstall Windows 10 update if you can't get to the desktop


If the update causes Windows 10 to not be able to enter the desktop due to a blue screen or other problems, then we cannot use the first method. We have to remove the update via Safe Mode or via WinRE.

First, you can try to enter Safe Mode and uninstall the update from there using the same steps  the first method.

If you can't enter Safe Mode or don't succeed in removing the update from there, the next alternative solution is to use WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment). This feature is a recovery feature provided by Windows when a problem occurs that causes users to be unable to access the desktop.

Follow these steps to remove Windows 10 update via WinRE:

1. Boot into WinRE

Because the computer cannot enter the desktop, we just boot into WinRE. You do this by pressing the power button combination in the following order:

  1. Position the computer in an off state, then turn on the computer until it turns on. After that, press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds until the computer turns off.
  2. Press the power button again to turn on the computer. Wait for it to go through the bios or after the Windows logo appears. After that, press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds until the computer turns off.
  3. Press the power button to turn on the computer. Wait for the bios or Windows logo to appear, then press and hold the power button until the computer turns off.
  4. Press the power button to turn on the computer and wait for it to enter WinRE.

2. Select Troubleshoot in WinRE

In the WinRE initial window you will see several menus, select the Troubleshoot menu.

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3. Select Advanced Options


The next step is to click on the Advanced Options menu.

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4. Select Uninstall Updates


Then click on the Uninstall Updates option.

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5. Select the type of update you want to delete


In Windows 10, there are two types of updates that can be uninstalled via WinRe, namely Latest quality updates and Feature updates.

Latest quality updates are regular monthly updates called Cumulative updates, are smaller in size and the frequency can be 1-2 times a month. This update contains security updates and patches to fix bugs and speed up Windows 10.

Feature updates are feature updates that are released twice a year. This update contains updates and the addition of new features in Windows 10. The size is larger than the Cumulative update.

At the beginning, it was explained that you must first identify which update is the cause of the error. If after updating an error appears, then the update should be deleted.

If you don't know which update caused the error, you can delete the last update from the two types of updates that exist.

6. Enter the administrator password

After selecting the update you wish to delete you will be asked to enter a password. Type in the user password you normally use to log into Windows, then click the Continue button. Wait for the uninstall process to complete.

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7. Restart the computer


The final step after successfully removing the update is restarting the computer. After that, try to enter Windows as usual and see if the error is gone.

How to remove Windows 10 updates with CMD

To delete the update file in Windows 10, you can also use the Command Prompt (CMD). This method can be used as an alternative only, the result will be the same as the two methods above.

Follow these steps:

1. Identify the update that you want to delete

The first step you must first identify which updates you want to remove. You can do this via the Settings menu > Update & Security > Windows Update > View update history.

Find and copy the name of the update to notepad, which is the version for example KB4518972 copied.

2. Open Command Prompt


The next step is to open CMD  administrator access, how to click the Windows button, then type cmd > the Command Prompt application panel will appear > click Run as administrator.

3. Enter the uninstall, update command


At cmd type the following command:

Wusa / uninstall / KB4518972 / quiet / promptrestart.

Replace KB4518972 with an updated version according to the one on your computer.

After that press enters => when asked to restart answer Yes.

If there is more than one update that you want to delete, then you don't need to restart repeatedly. Therefore, we slightly modify the code to be like this:

Wusa / uninstall / KB4518972 / quiet / norestart

Press enter.

Then enter the command above again by renaming the next update.

After all updates have been successfully removed, then restart.

Those are some of the ways that can be used to uninstall updates in Windows 10. Good luck and hope that this helps, if there are difficulties please comment below.