Windows 10: Cannot uninstall KB3140741



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    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized
       30 Mar 2016 #1

    Cannot uninstall KB3140741


    Last Win10 update brings many serious issues to relatively stable computers and cannot be uninstalled. Period. More info:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7-fb97db10d9a8
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0-80550b00accb
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...9-16db0b05c1f9
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...5-49550bae5ddb
    how to unistall update kb 3140741 on Windows 10. - TECHeZONE
    and many more... for example my main system is freezing now.

    Solution:
    1) go back to Win7/8 if possible
    2) restore previous state using system restore or image, disable Windows Update service*)
    3) install clean system, disable Windows Update service*)

    *) and hope that future build perhaps.. maybe... will not be even worse.

    Million of thanks MS. I promise I never never never more buy anything from you.
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  2.    30 Mar 2016 #2

    yeah that kb3140741 introducing few issue in many user
    i got dwm.exe crashing in some games, which i think related to that patch

    about uninstalling it, i can uninstall it, although windowsupdate will reinstall again after checking
    not sure if hiding updates works Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    did u tried uninstall then hide updates ?
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    Windows 10 Home x64 v1511, many others virtualized
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       30 Mar 2016 #3

    At most systems (including mine) the Uninstall button is missing for this patch. - But I finally got rid of it: restore from partition image - set network card speed to 10Mbit/s- switch WinUpdate service from Disabled to Manual - immediately run Show/Hide Updates addon - hide that patch - set netcard speed back to gigabit - test winupdate, success; patch does not install itself anymore - set WinUpdate service to Disabled as usual. Luckily I keep several Win10 partition images so I can roll back if needed.
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