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How To Roll Back Windows 10 Updates

When referring to rolling back Windows 10 updates, it could usually mean one of the two things:

  1. Going back to the previous version of the Windows 10 Operating system.
  2. Uninstalling specific items from a list. You can handpick what you want to remove.

Follow along, to get a tour of both approaches.

How To Roll Back to the Previous Version of Windows 10

Step 1: As your very first step, search for “view update history” in your start menu, and navigate to its settings.

going to view update history - to roll back to a previous version of Windows 10
Go to the “View update history” system settings.

Step 2: Next, from the top two choices, select “Recovery options.”

selecting recovery options from the update history settings in windows 10
As step 2, proceed to “Recovery options.”

Step 3: Inside the Recovery options, there would be a subheading (typically number two) with the name “Go back to the previous version of Windows 10.”

If it hasn’t been 10 days since your last PC update, you can initiate this process by clicking the “Get started” button. Otherwise, this button would be in a disabled state.

final step of going back to the previous version of windows 10
Final step to commencing the process of going back to the previous version of Windows 10.

How To Uninstall Windows 10 Updates

Step 1: Head over to the View update history page. To get there, you can search for it in the start menu.

Step 2: Then, left-click on “Uninstall updates” — that happens to be the uppermost item on the page.

going to uninstall updates from the view update history settings in windows 10
As shown, click on “Uninstall updates.”

Step 3: As your final step, from the list of items available to uninstall, decide which ones you want to get rid of. If you do not know what an update means or does for your OS, you can get more details about it online by searching the KB number associated with an update.

uninstalling windows 10 updates
As the visual suggests, pick a Windows 10 update from the list, and uninstall it. If you’re unsure of the role of a specific update, get more knowledge by searching for the KB number that’s tied to it.

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Summary

Rolling back Windows updates is ridiculously straightforward — as demonstrated already. In most cases, you would be able to either go back to a previous version or cherry-pick individual updates to uninstall.