Windows automatically installs updates to keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency. Occasionally, these updates can fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software. Your device has recently recovered from a startup failure if you have received this notification: "We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure." If Windows detects this, it will try to resolve the failure by uninstalling recently installed updates. This is only done when all other automatic recovery attempts have been unsuccessful.

To ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected, Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. This will give Microsoft and our partners the opportunity to investigate the failure and fix any issues. After 30 days, Windows will again try to install the updates.

Advanced manual installation

If you believe that the updates in question should not have been uninstalled, follow the instructions below to manually install driver or quality updates.

Update drivers in Windows 10

Install quality updates

If your device is unable to start up properly after automatic or manual installation of these updates, Windows will uninstall them again.

Help Microsoft fix the issue

If you would like to help Microsoft diagnose and remediate the issues with these updates, please submit an item in the Feedback Hub detailing your experience.

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