How to Uninstall and Reinstall Updates on Windows 11/10 Easily

Ever noticed your Windows 11/10 acting weird after an update? It could be a problem with installation and not a problem with the update itself. To tackle such issues, here are some simple guidelines on how to uninstall and reinstall updates on your Windows 11/10 to fix the problem.

How to Uninstall and Reinstall Updates on Windows 11/10 Easily

The common problems faced after installing updates include crashing of applications, freezing apps, driver issues, and not finding a setting correctly. Sometimes, it may not be the problem with the update, but the problem occurred during the installation process.

Uninstall Reinstall Windows Updates

How to uninstall an update on Windows 11/10

  1. Open Settings (WIN + I) > Update and Security > Click on Windows update.
  2. On the Windows update screen, Click on Update history.
  3. On Update history, you can see which updates were installed successfully and failed with a timestamp. It helps you to pinpoint that particular update that is causing an issue.
  4. Click on Uninstall Update
  5. Microsoft has stuck to basic, and you will be taken to the Uninstall Update page in Control Panel. Double click on the update and click the Uninstall.Uninstall Reinstall Windows Updates
  6. Confirm uninstallation, and then Click Restart now to reboot your computer and finish the task.

Depending on the kind of update you are trying to uninstall, the process may take a few minutes.

How To Reinstall an Update on Windows 11/10

  1. Open Settings (Win + I) on your Windows device
  2. Click on Updates and Security > Windows update.
  3. Click on the Check for Updates button to launch the search for the latest updates, automatically downloading and installing the update.
  4. Finally, Restart the system, if required, to complete the update.

Once your system reboots, hopefully, the update will have been adequately installed, and you can get back to being innovative with your Windows 11/10

How to uninstall Hidden updates?

Show Hidden Updates

  • Download the Show or hide updates troubleshooter from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Run the troubleshooter, and make sure to uncheck the option which says automatically fixes
  • Once the wizard is done, it will reveal two options—Hide Updates and Show Hidden Updates.
  • The former is helpful if you want to block an update causing the problem. The latter is useful if you’re going to reveal hidden updates and uninstall them.

Once done, you can go back to Programs and Features and then click on Update History >  Uninstall Updates, and all hidden updates will be visible.

I hope the post was easy to follow, and you were able to uninstall or reinstall Windows Updates to fix the problem.

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Ashish Mohta
A die-hard fan of Windows, PC Gaming, and Xbox. He is a seasoned content writer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He is a specialist in writing about Windows, software reviews, troubleshooting Windows, and automation.


  1. On my machine only a couple of updates are listed, all others are hidden. How do u uninstall the hidden updates?


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