Computer Acting Up? How to Uninstall a Windows 10 Update

Windows updates often bring bug fixes, security patches, and new features to your PC, but they can also backfire—introducing problems like performance degradation or even panic-inducing data loss. If you’re noticing some quirkiness after installing an update, you can roll it back to try and get things working again.

There are two main kinds of Windows updates: Quality Updates and Feature Updates. Quality updates include security patches, bug fixes, and other small tweaks inside those regular “Cumulative Updates” you’ll see on the Windows Update page in Settings. Feature Updates are larger, and come every six months or so packed with new features and major changes. Each of these can be rolled back through different methods.

If a smaller Windows update has caused some odd behavior or broken one of your peripherals, uninstalling it should be pretty easy. Even if the computer is booting fine, I generally recommend booting into Safe Mode before uninstalling an update, just to be on the safe side. 

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