While it is not recommended to uninstall update on Windows 10, Microsoft Windows gives you the option to uninstall update on your Windows device. Sometimes Windows updates and patches have many types of bugs and security issues. It is a good thing to uninstall update on your Windows 10 computer if your computer is getting slow, unanswerable, has performance issues after installing an update.


How to see and uninstall update in Windows 10

Right-click on Start, then select Settings. Or

You can also access the Windows 10 settings by pressing Windows and I keys at the same time.

In the Windows Settings window, click Update & Security.

On the left side of the screen, select Windows Update.

Find the View Update history, then click on it.

In the View update history window, click Uninstall updates.

A new window will open, select the update you want to uninstall, then click uninstall.

The Uninstall an update window will appear with the message “Are you sure you want to uninstall this update“, click Yes to confirm that you want to continue.

Follow the steps in the uninstaller until you have completed the uninstallation.


How to uninstall a windows 10 feature update

Right-click on Start, then select Settings. Or

You can also access the Windows 10 settings by pressing Windows and I keys at the same time.

In the Windows Settings window, click Update & Security.

On the left side of the screen, select Recovery.

In the section “Go back to the previous version of Windows 10”, click Get started.

Note that this feature is only available if you update your computer no more than 10 days ago.


How to uninstall update in Windows 10 using command prompt

Each Windows 10 update comes with a name and a knowledge Base (KB) number. You can use the Windows Update Standalone Installer (Wusa) and the KB number to uninstall the unwanted update from your Windows 10 Operating System (OS).


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Navigate to the Windows 10 search bar, then type cmd.

In the search result, right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.

For example, to uninstall KB4601319 the “Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 2004 for x64-based Systems (KB4601319)”

In the Command Prompt window, type wusa /uninstall /KB:4601319, and then press Enter.


If you want to uninstall the update without user intervention, type the command below and then press Enter.

wusa /uninstall /KB:4601319 /quiet


To see all the parameters you can use, type the command below and then press Enter.

wusa /uninstall /KB:4601319 /?


Note: Remember to replace 4601319 with the KB number that you want to uninstall.


How to reset windows 10 update using cmd

If you are still not available to uninstall the Windows 10 update, you can try resetting the Update Service before trying again.
Open command prompt as Administrator.
To stop the Windows Update service (wuauserv), type the command below and then press Enter.

net stop wuauserv

To stop the BITS service, type the command below and then press Enter.

net stop bits

To stop the Cryptographic service, type the command below and then press Enter.

net stop cryptsvc


Now, type the command below and then press Enter to rename the folders: DataStore, Download and catroot2

Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore DataStore.bak
Ren %Systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download Download.bak
Ren %Systemroot%\System32\catroot2 catroot2.bak

When you are done, restart your computer and try to uninstall the update.


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