How to Uninstall Latest Cumulative Update in Windows 10

Microsoft releases new security patches every second Tuesday of the month to address the underlying bugs and errors. However, at times, such updates themselves run into some trouble resulting in new issues on the computer.

There are different ways to restore Windows to its previous state such as rollback Windows, using system backup, etc. Still, the best way to avoid new errors is to uninstall the lately applied cumulative update. In this guide, we will discuss two different ways to uninstall Windows 10 cumulative updates on the computer. They are –

Uninstalling Windows 10 Cumulative Update

If the latest patch update on your Windows 10 PC is causing some problems, you may uninstall the same. You may do so by following either of these two methods. 

1] Remove Windows 10 Updates via Control Panel

Just like any other software in Windows, you may remove the lately installed Windows 10 update via the Control Panel. Here’s how –

  • Press Windows + I to start the Settings app.
  • Select Update & Security followed by Windows Update.
  • Scroll down to “View Update history” on the right pane.

View Update history on Settings

  • Once found, hit the same.
  • Next, click “Uninstall updates“.

Update History

  • The system will then redirect you to the Control Panel.
  • Locate and right-click on the lately installed “KB” and hit Uninstall.

Uninstall Latest Cumulative Update - Uninstall the KB

  • There appears a pop-up asking to confirm this “deletion”, tap Yes.
  • The system restarts automatically after uninstalling the latest cumulative update.

If not, Restart Windows to incorporate the recent changes. 

2] Uninstall the Latest Cumulative update using Command Prompt

Alternatively, you may remove the latest cumulative updates using Command Prompt as well. Here’s how to perform this task –

wmic qfe list brief /format:table

  • Running the above command will display Windows 10 update history in a tabulated form. 

Note: The table enlists the lately installed updates along with their date of installation.

Uninstall Latest Cumulative Update - via command Prompt

  • Look for the HotFixID column and note down the first entry. For example “KB4565627 in the above snapshot. You may scroll to the right to see its date of installation under the “InstalledOn” section.
  • Now, execute the below code –

wusa /uninstall /kb:4565627

Note: Make sure to replace “4565627” with the appropriate cumulative update number.

  • There appears a pop-up asking to confirm this action, hit Yes.

Uninstall Latest Cumulative Update - confirm uninstallation

  • Command Prompt will then run a script removing this update and Restart your device.

That’s it. Now that you know two different ways to uninstall the latest cumulative update, tell us whichever method suits you the most in the below comment section. 

Why uninstalling faulty Windows 10 updates important?

Sometimes, a recent patch update may do more harm than good. For example, your device may start operating slowly, apps take more time to launch, etc. In such scenarios, it is better to remove the recently installed update using either of the above two methods. 

Soni Aryan

Soni Aryan

Soni Kumari is a tech enthusiast known for her expertise in how-to type topics and Windows troubleshooting articles. She loves exploring how to do things or tweaks in Android, iPhone, and other operating systems.