Sometimes you may need to uninstall an update you received through the Windows Update service. There are several situations you may want to get rid of. For example, some updates can affect the operating system’s stability on your hardware, or you want to remove it remotely. Here’s how you can uninstall Windows Update in Windows 10.
Before proceeding, make sure that your user account has administrator privileges. Now follow the instructions below.
Instructions on how to uninstall an update in Windows 10
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Go to Update & security -> Windows Update.
3. On the right side, click the Update history link.
4. On the next page, click the Uninstall updates link at the top. See the following screenshot:
5. The following window will open.
In the list, select the desired update and click the Uninstall button on the toolbar.
6. If prompted, confirm the UAC request.
Tip: You can open the same window using the classic Control Panel.
Uninstall updates using Control Panel
Open Control Panel and go to Control Panel Programs Programs and Features.
On the left, click on the “ View installed updates “ link.
This will open the same dialog box.
Uninstall an update in Command prompt
It is possible to use a special tool, wusa, to uninstall updates in Windows 10. Wusa is a standalone update installer. You can use it in various automation scenarios, for example, in batch files.
To learn syntax, press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and enter the Run box: wusa /?
This will open the following window.
In the general case, to uninstall an update, open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
wusa / uninstall / kb: updateID
Replace the updateID with the appropriate update ID you want to remove.
Tip: To get a list of installed updates with IDs in a command prompt, type the following command:
wmic qfe list brief/format: table
It would be best if you got something like this: