It's usually a good idea to install all of the Windows 10 updates that are available. However, from time to time, some updates may cause problems. These are the times you may want to uninstall any of these updates.
In this article you will see how to delete a Windows 10 update that is already installed on your computer. There are three ways you can do this. Let's go see them:
A. Uninstall a Windows 10 update from the "Settings" application
1. Launch the Settings application by simultaneously pressing Win + I or from the Start menu. In the Settings pane, go to "Update and security".
2. On the Windows Update page, click "View Update History".
3. In the "View Update History" window, click the first link referred to as "Uninstall updates".
4. Windows 10 will open the Control Panel and display the list of "Installed updates". The list includes updates for Windows 10 as well as other software installed on your computer. Find the Microsoft Windows section and find the update you want to remove. Then select it and press the Uninstall button from the list head or right-click on it and click on "Uninstall" in the small window that will appear.
5. Windows 10 asks you to confirm your choice, asking if you are "sure you want to uninstall this update". Answer Yes if you wish, or press No if you have changed your mind.
B. A. Uninstall an update of Windows 10 from the Control Panel
For Control Panel enthusiasts, we have the corresponding process to uninstall an update from Windows 10.
1. Open the Control Panel. A quick way is to write the control panel words at the start and then click the program to display.
2. Navigate to "Programs and Features" and there in the left pane, click "View installed updates".
3. The control panel will open the list of "Installed updates". Then follow the same steps with step 1 from step 4 onwards.
C. Uninstall a Windows 10 update from the command line or PowerShell
You can also uninstall Windows 10 updates using the command line or PowerShell.
1. Open a Command Prompt or Powershell window with administrator permissions. If you do not know how, at least for the Command prompt, right-click Start (or press Win + X at the same time) and select "Command Line"
2. Then type the following command: wmic qfe list short / format: table .
The above command displays all the system updates installed for Windows 10. Find the code name of the one you want to remove, and then type the following command to uninstall it: wusa / uninstall / kb: onoma , where "onoma" is the identification number of this update.
For example, suppose we want to uninstall the KB4486553 update. To do this, you will need to type: wusa / uninstall / kb: 4486553.
3. Press Enter and Windows 10 will load a dialog box asking you if you are sure you want to uninstall this update. Click Yes or press Y on your keyboard to confirm the uninstallation.