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How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Windows 10

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It's not recommended to uninstall a Windows Update, but you may need to if you are having an issue with an installed update.

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

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to uninstall updates.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Control Panel
  • Option Two: How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Settings
  • Option Three: How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Command Prompt






Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Control Panel

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.

2. Click/tap on the View installed updates link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select an update (ex: KB2058109) that you want to uninstall, and click/tap on Uninstall in the toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

6. If a restart is needed to finish uninstalling the update, then click/tap on Restart Now or Restart Later for what you want to do. The update will not be completely uninstalled until you restart the computer. (see screenshot below)

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Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Command Prompt

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

2. Click/tap on the View installed update history link on the right side under Update status. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the Uninstall updates link, and go to step 3 in OPTION ONE above. (see screenshot below)

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Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10
How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Command Prompt

1. Open an elevated command prompt.

2. In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter to see a list of all installed Windows Update packages. (see screenshot below)

wmic qfe list brief /format:table

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3. In the elevated command prompt, type the command you want to use below, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Uninstall update and prompt to confirm uninstall and restart computer.)
wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID


(Silently uninstall update without user interaction. Automatically restart computer as needed)
wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet


(Silently uninstall update without user interaction, and will not restart computer. You will need to manually restart computer later.)
wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /norestart


(Silently uninstall update and warn user for so many specified seconds before automatically restarting computer)
wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /warnrestart:seconds


(Silently uninstall update and prompt to restart computer as needed)
wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /promptrestart


(Silently uninstall update without user interaction. Forcefully close applications and restart computer)
wusa /uninstall /kb:updateID /quiet /forcerestart

Note   Note
Substitute updateID in the commands above with the actual KB number of the update you want to uninstall.

Substitute seconds in the warn command above with how many seconds you want to be warned before automatically restarting the computer.

For example: wusa /uninstall /kb:3058109 /quiet /warnrestart:30


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4. If prompted, click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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5. If prompted when a restart is needed to finish uninstalling the update, then click/tap on Restart Now or Restart Later for what you want to do. The update will not be completely uninstalled until you restart the computer. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn