Updates are essential to maintain the security and proper functioning of operating systems. The problem comes when an update has a failure that affects the normal functioning of the computer, something that in Windows 10 is being more common than we would like. We explain how you can uninstall an update that is affecting the operation of Windows 10.
One of the biggest changes Microsoft introduced to its Windows 10 operating system is related to updates. In this version of Windows updates are mandatory, you can postpone their installation but only for a limited time .
This can be a cause for problems when an update has a problem. Since the arrival of Windows 10, the appearance of problems with its updates has been quite common: reboots, infinite loops, blue screens, poor performance and even the disappearance of files.
For this reason, it seems very convenient to learn how to uninstall problematic updates, as well as prevent the installation of new updates through a simple trick.
How to uninstall updates in Windows 10
Not all Windows 10 updates can be uninstalled. Minor updates cannot be uninstalled, but these usually don't cause serious problems. These updates are related to Windows Defender and some applications included in Windows 10.
However, there are more important updates that affect important parts of the system . These usually arrive once or twice a month, and are the ones that can cause some problems. Higher still we have the big Windows 10 updates, which arrive every half year and are the ones that have been causing all kinds of problems.
These last two types of updates are the ones that we can uninstall in a very simple way from the Windows 10 configuration application. To access the utility that will allow us to uninstall them, we just have to go to the start menu and search for " View update history ".
A window will open showing all installed updates. The option that interests us is " Uninstall Updates " at the top of the window.
After clicking on "Uninstall Updates" a new window will open from which you can uninstall some Windows 10 updates. You just have to look at the date to know which are the latest ones that have been installed. These will be the ones that have the most ballots to be affecting the operation of Windows 10.
Typically, the problematic update is the last to install. Once you have located it, you only have to click once with the mouse on it and then click on " Uninstall ". After that, the update uninstallation process will begin, you may be asked to restart your PC during the process.
How to block new updates
Now that you've fixed the problem, you don't want a new update to bother your computer again. We have said before that updates are mandatory in Windows 10, but there is a little trick that will prevent them from installing.
It is as simple as disabling Windows Update . This was much easier in older versions of Windows, as there is no way to do it in the Windows 10 control panel. However, it is still possible to disable Windows Update in Windows 10.
This is all, we hope you find it very useful.