Windows 10 Tutorials 145 – How to Uninstall a Windows Update

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update feature to push critical security patches and feature updates to your system. If you have other Microsoft products installed on your system like Microsoft Office, Windows Update will also include updates for these products.

These updates are pushed over the Internet and you can also download them and install them offline if your system does not has Internet access. If for any reason your system performance drops or you are having any other issue with the installed update, you can uninstall the update as well.

Note: You must be signed in as administrator to uninstall updates.

How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings app, and click on the Update & recovery option.
  2. From the options on the left hand side, click on Windows Update.
  3. In the right side panel click on the Advanced options link.
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  4. Click Yes if prompted by UAC.
  5. Click on the View your update history link.
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  6. Click on the Uninstall updates link.
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  7. From the list of installed updates, select the one which you want to uninstall.
  8. Click on the Uninstall option in the toolbar.
  9. Click Yes to confirm the uninstall.
  10. Click Yes if prompted by UAC.
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