How to Uninstall/Roll Back Changes of Windows Updates

Last Updated: October 15, 2015

Did your ever updated your Computer and noticed apps are not working properly or causes any other problems like broke something on your PC, below is the full details on how you can uninstall the updates you make to your Computer.
 How to Uninstall a Windows Update
It is recommended to boot in Safe Mode before going through this process if Windows Update broke your system and unable to complete startup normally. This can be done on Window 7 and former by pressing F8 at boot.
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In Windows 8 or 8.1, it’s a bit more difficult, but it also have the feature which is explained below.


1. Press the Power button at the Windows login screen or in the Settings charm. Then, press and hold the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click Restart.
boot to safe mode on window 8 or 8.1
2. Windows asks you to choose an option. Press Troubleshoot.
boot to safe mode on window 8 or 8.1

In the Troubleshoot screen, press Advanced options.
boot to safe mode on window 8 or 8.1

3. When Advanced options screen comes up, press Startup Settings.
boot to safe mode on window 8 or 8.1
You are informed that you are about to restart in order to change several Windows options, including enabling Safe Mode. Press Restart which is at the bottom right hand corner of your desktop.
boot to safe mode on window 8 or 8.1
4. Your computer restarts again and displays nine startup settings, including Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt as above.
5. Press the F4 key on your keyboard, to enable Safe Mode, F5 to enable Safe Mode with Networking and
F6 to enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 will now boot according to the setting you selected for it.

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Back to the Original Topic we are dealing with:
Once you have booted successfully to desktop, open the Start menu or Start screen and type “Programs and Features”. Press Enter to bring up the traditional Uninstall menu, from which you can click the tiny “View Installed Updates” link on the left hand side.
how to roll back changes of installed updates on windows
Now you would see the list of updates you have installed, find the update that caused the problem, and right-click to uninstall it.
How to Uninstall a Windows Update
Although, you can always use System Restore too but if you know what caused the problem or the updates you made last, this method is a very simple way.

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