Windows has always recommended its users to allow the Windows to update automatically. Experts around the world also believed that it is best to have your operating system up to date to keep your computer safe from hackers. Windows updates also enhance the existing features and improve the overall performance of your PC. However, Windows have lost a bit a trust of its users by releasing a couple of unstable updates that got a lot of users into trouble. If you are also one of them, you do not need to worry. The following article will provide you with a complete guidance on how to roll back or Uninstall Problematic Windows Update.
Step by Step Guide to Roll Back or Uninstall Problematic Windows Update
Step 1: Boot your PC in Safe Mode
It is best to start your PC in Safe Mode while trying to make any critical changes or fix a problem. This mode prevents unnecessary apps from loading. To enter into the Safe Mode, you will first need to restart your PC and press F8 key while your system restarts. This will take you to the boot menu. In the case of Windows 8 or Windows 10, you might need to press and hold the shift key to enter into the boot menu. In the boot menu, select Safe Mode and press enter.
Step 2: Select and the Update that you wish to Uninstall
Go to Control Panel, select Programs and then click on Programs and Features. You can also do this by searching for “Programs and Features” by entering the text in the Windows search option. Here you will find all the complete list of installed updates and applications. If you are having a problem in identifying the particular update that caused problems, you can refer to the dates of installation to make things easier. You can also filter the updates according to the date of installation by selecting the date using the drop-down menu of “Installed On” column.
Step 3: Uninstall the Selected Update
Once you have selected the particular update that you wish to uninstall, click the option of “Uninstall”, located on the top left side.
You can also Rollback Windows updates using System Restore option
If you are not comfortable with the above method, you can also try the option of “System Restore”. It is important to note that switching to the ‘System Restore’ option will revert all the changes including installations made after a certain point. This option will not affect data.
You can find “System Restore” option by selecting Advanced Options after moving to Troubleshoot. You can also search the same by entering the text in the search bar. For the earlier Windows versions, you will find this option in boot disk’s System Recovery options. On clicking this option, you will need to select the desired restore point. You can also choose the recommended restore point. All the restore points are associated with the date to let to choose the desired restore point.