How to: Remove Specific Windows Updates

Even with all the testing that Microsoft does prior to pushing out updates for all the Windows operating systems, things can still go awry. It may be the specific hardware that you have installed inside your PC, the software programs that you have installed, or a combination of the two. Regardless, there may come a time when you have to manually remove a Windows update. With the steps below, you can get your system back to normal.

Open Windows Update Settings

Search from the Start menu, or do Windows Key + S, and type Update to open Windows Update Settings.


From the Windows Update screen, select Update History to view installed updates.


The Update History view shows you all recently installed updates. From here, select Uninstall updates.


After clicking Uninstall updates, you will be redirected to the legacy Uninstall an update screen, familiar to Windows 7 users. On this screen, you can select the individual update that you want to remove, and then select Uninstall.



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