In Windows 10, updates are installed automatically in the background to improve system stability and security. But sometimes, Microsoft releases bad updates that causes many problems on the system, so there is the need to uninstall these updates to bring our computer back to operation again.
There are two types of updates in Windows 10 :
1. Typical Updates. These type of Windows 10 updates, commonly are “small” in download size and includes improvements for the operating system, the latest definitions for Windows Defender and – if available – the updated drivers for the installed devices. This type of updates can be uninstalled easy from “Update and Security” options or from “Programs & Features” in Control Panel.
2. Major Updates: The other type of updates in Windows 10 are called “builds” because they are contain a serious set of fixes and improvements for the operating system and they have “big” download size. “Builds” can be uninstalled, only from “Update and Security” options and only if the period of their installation does not exceed the ten (10) days.
This tutorial contains detailed instructions to uninstall updates in Windows 10.
How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates & Builds.
- Part 1. Uninstall Typical Windows 10 Updates.
- Part 2. Uninstall Windows 10 Builds.
- Part 3. Uninstall Windows 10 Updates & Builds by using System Restore.
Part 1. How to Uninstall Typical Windows 10 Updates.
– In order to uninstall a typical Windows Update in Windows 10:
Method 1. Uninstall Updates From Program and features.
3. Click View installed updates on the left pane.
4. Select (or search) the update that you want to remove, and click Uninstall.
5. When the uninstall process is completed restart you computer to apply changes.
Method 2. Uninstall Updates from Update and security options.
3. Then choose Uninstall updates.
4. Select the Windows update that you want to remove, and click Uninstall.
Part 2. How to Uninstall Windows 10 Builds.
– To uninstall a Windows 10 Build:
* Note: If the “Get started” option is grayed out, that means that you cannot uninstall the latest installed build from here. At this case you can try to use the System Restore to restore your computer to a previous working state. (See Part 3 below).
Part 3. Remove Windows Updates with System Restore.
– The final way to remove a “build” or updates in Windows 10, is to use the System Restore feature and restore your System to a previous state. To do that:
2. Type rstrui & click OK.
3. Click Next at the first screen.
3. Choose an earlier working state (Date/Time) and click Next to start the restore process.
That’s all! Did it work for you?
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