Microsoft has made sure that all the updates pertain to Windows 10 remain mandatory to download for each of its users. Behind this motive, Microsoft wants each system which is equipped with its new OS version to remain up to date always. The motive may be good, but sometimes it doesn’t work on the ground and we have found many issues with many users after they get the latest updates from Microsoft. These problems could be related to apps crashing down or webcams not working fine, driver issue or system gets frozen and much more.
These are just a few problems we have mentioned, but there may be few more which haven’t been heard the most. Sometimes there is no issue once the update is done, but when that update has been installed the system starts to panic. We have found out three ways to solve this issue so that you can run your Windows 10 smoothly. (You may also check out Best Tips to Free Up Hard Drive Space on Your Windows 10) These solutions are uninstalling an update, reinstalling an update and stop specific updates. We will take up all the 3 the solutions one after the other.
How to Uninstall and Reinstall Updates on Windows 10
Solution #1: How to Uninstall an Update on Windows 10
Step #1. Open Settings.
Step #2. Click on Update & Security.
Step #3. Click on Windows Update.
Step #4. Go to Update History link and click on it.
Step #5. Over here you will find which updates are being installed successfully and which are not along with a timestamp. So now click on the Uninstall updates link.
Step #6. Even in Microsoft 10, the un-installation of an update has remained in Settings app only so you will be directly taken to the Uninstall an update page on your Control Panel, select the update and click on the Uninstall button.
Step #7. Click on Yes, so that update gets uninstalled.
Step #8. Click on Restart Now to reboot and apply the task.
Note: The reboot process may take some time because it depends on the type of the update you have uninstalled.
Solution #2: How to Reinstall an Update on Windows 10
Step #1. Go to Settings.
Step #2. Click on Update & security.
Step #3. Click on Windows Update.
Step #4. To trigger an update check to reinstall the update automatically; click on Check for Updates.
Step #5. Click on Restart Now button to finish the task or reinstalling the update.
Solution #3: Prevent Specific Updates
Since the updates are made mandatory you cannot stop the updates from downloading and installing just like you used to do in the previous versions of Windows. So, even after reinstalling the update, the update is still causing you a problem and two, then it is better to hide that update for the time being. Here is how you can do that.
Step #1. Uninstall that update which is causing you the problem by following the steps we have given above.
Step #2. Download the Show or hide updates troubleshooter from Microsoft support.
Step #3. Double click on the .diagcab file to launch this tool.
Step #4. Click on Next.
Step #5. Click on Hide updates to continue.
Step #6. This tool will automatically check which app you have not installed in your PC online. Once it shares you the list you can check the box next to the update which is creating a problem for you and then click Next.
Step #7. Click on Close to complete the task.
Note: If you want to unhide the update you have hidden after sometimes then you need to follow the same instructions give above, but in Step #5 you need to click on Show hidden updates option, that’s it.
So this is how you can prevent the problems created by an automatic and mandatory update by Microsoft on your Windows 10 enabled system. If you have found out this article helpful, then do let us know here in the comments of on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.