Windows 10 updates automatically. Most updates do not cause problems. However, from time to time, the update may contain errors that may make the system unbootable. Usually, in these situations, you need to use the System Restore tool. However, the system restore feature is disabled by default. If you do not enable the feature manually, you will not be able to restore the system to a known good condition.

Fortunately, Microsoft recently added a new feature that allows you to remove updates from the advanced home screen. Let’s see how this is done.

Two types of Windows 10 updates

Starting with Windows 10, Microsoft offers two types of updates: quality updates and feature updates. When you try to remove an update from Windows 10, it’s best to know what these updates really mean.

Quality updates: Quality updates are also called cumulative updates; you get them almost every week. These quality updates include security fixes, bug fixes, and other quality and stability improvements. You can easily identify these updates by using their KB numbers. If you want, you can go to Microsoft Update List and search your current version of Windows 10 to see the KB number of the latest quality update.

Feature updates: Feature updates are major updates to Windows 10 that are released twice a year. For example, the current update 1809 and the next update 1903 are called feature updates. Typically, feature updates include new features and interface improvements.

Uninstall the update when the computer does not start

If you want to remove Windows updates when your computer won’t start up, we’ll need to go to advanced startup settings. You can do this using Windows 10 installation media. Prepare the Windows 10 boot drive. If you don’t have it, you can easily create one by downloading the ISO file from the Microsoft website and using free software like Rufus.

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1. First insert the Windows 10 installation disc, turn on the computer, and turn it on. In the main installation screen, click the “Next” button.

2. Because you want to use advanced startup options, click the Repair your computer link in the lower-left corner of the window.

Remove the update when you do not start 02 Click the repair link

3. The above function will take you to the advanced home screen. Select the “Troubleshooting” option here.

Uninstall the update when you do not run it.  03 Click Troubleshooting

4. On this screen, select the “Uninstall Updates” option.

Uninstall when you do not start 04 Click Uninstall

5. To remove the standard quality updates for Windows 10, click Remove the latest quality update. To remove the latest feature update, select “Remove latest feature update”. In my case, I want to remove the feature update, so I chose the second option.

Uninstall an update when you do not start it 05 Select Update type

6. You will now see a confirmation screen. Just click the “Remove Feature Update” or “Remove Quality Update” button.

Uninstall the update when you do not run it.  06 Click the Uninstall button

7. As soon as you click the button, Windows 10 will scan your system and remove the latest update. You may be asked to enter your username and password to continue.

8. After the update is removed, the computer will restart automatically.

Please comment below by sharing your thoughts and experiences on using the method above to uninstall the Windows 10 update when it does not start.

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