Every month, Microsoft usually releases updates, patches or the latest OS build.
The purpose is to improve security, patch vulnerabilities, and improve service quality. However, not every update is good enough for your needs. And there have been many updates that cause errors such as: blue screen of death, software conflicts, unresponsiveness, slow computer speed after updating, system crashes and other critical problems on your computer. These are inevitable risks and Microsoft has repeatedly acknowledged it.
If in case you update and encounter the above errors. What will you have to do? There are 2 ways as follows:
1. Uninstall the updates.
2. Find temporary alternatives (from Microsoft or on the internet).

In this article, QTitHow will guide you to the #1 solution.

➤ How to uninstall update on Windows 11

How to do: 

There are 3 basic ways to uninstall updates on Windows 10.

Method 1: Uninstall Windows Updates using Settings
Step 1: Press Windows (hotkey), click Settings. Click on Update & security.


Step 2: Find and click to View update history.


Step 3: Then click to Uninstall updates.


Step 4: In Control Panel, find to Microsoft Windows category.

Step 5: Find and uninstall the update that you want.

Method 2: Uninstall Windows Updates using Command Prompt.

Step 1: Press Windows (hotkey), type Command Prompt.And then right mouse to it choose Run as Administrator.



Step 2: Enter the following command wusa after replacing the KB ID: 

wusa /uninstall /kb:[id]


To be sure to delete the correct latest update (or the update you want to remove). Use the command line command below to see a list of the most recent updates:

wmic qfe list brief /format:table

For example: 

If you want to remove KB5009543 use the command to uninstall: wusa /uninstall /kb:5009543. And then hit Enter.

When you hit Enter, a ‘Windows Update Standalone Installer’ dialog box will pop up; click Yes to begin the uninstalling. Your update will be successfully uninstalled in a few seconds.


If you want to automatically restart the computer after the update is removed, you can use the following command instead:

wusa /uninstall /kb:[id] /quiet

If you want to get a prompt asking you to restart the computer, use the following command instead:
wusa /uninstall /kb:[id] /quiet /promptrestart

If you don’t want to restart the computer after removing the patch, use the following command:
wusa /uninstall /kb:[id] /quiet /norestart


Note that you must restart the computer manually to properly remove the patch. The above command will only delay the process and system reboot is still mandatory.

Method 3: Uninstall Windows Update using DISM tool
Some updates cannot be removed even if you use WSUS for Command Prompt (PowerShell), Settings or Control Panel. Due to there are updates that are required by your computer and the process might fail with the following error message:

"Security update for Microsoft Windows is required by your computer and cannot be uninstalled."

To remove uninstall updates using the DISM tool, use these steps:

Step 1: Press Windows (key shortcut), type Command Prompt. And then right mouse to it choose Run as Administrator. Enter the following command:
dism /online /get-packages


This command line help you to list all of Packages update
Step 2: Open Notepad and paste the contents from the clipboard. In Notepad, use the “Find” feature to check if the faulty update is installed.
Note that some updates cannot be found using their KB ID. In this case, you need to enter the last three or four digits of the build number.
For my PC, I want to remove Build 19042.1466 (KB5009543), I will search for "1466" or "466" in the list. After searched, i see and find the update that want to remove as below:

Package Identity : Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.1466.1.6
State : Installed
Release Type : Security Update
Install Time : 1/14/2022 1:50 AM

 This is latest update on my PC
Step 3: Look for the results with Release Type : Security Update. In addition, you can check the details of this update (according to the update package_ID). 
dism /online /get-packageinfo /packagename:<package_ID>

For example

dism /online /get-packageinfo /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.1466.1.6

Yes, KB5009543 - this is update that i want to uninstall on PC

Step 4: After correctly identifying the name of the update. The last thing is to paste that name into the command below:

dism /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:[package_ID]

For example

dism /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.1466.1.6

Step 5: If you followed the steps correctly, you will see the above screen in your Command Prompt window.

Once done, enter “Y” to restart the computer now.



Above are 3 effective ways for you to remove updates on Windows 10. Keep in mind that updates help your computer fix bugs, improve security, and quality Windows. Please consider carefully before removing. Thank you for following our article.