Windows 7 is one of the most popular desktop operating systems at present dominating with over fifty percent of entire market share. Like most Microsoft developed products, even Windows 7 receives updates. And if there are issues with it, you might require uninstalling the patch. In this Windows 7 help guide, we will help you learn how to uninstall Microsoft Updates manually in Windows 7.
Steps to follow
First, you need to click on the Start button and then go to Control Panel. After that, click on Programs,and then select the View Installed Updates option under Programs and Features. This will open a list of installed updates in a panel.
After that, you can select an update that needs to be deleted and click on the Uninstall button for the removal process to start. If prompted, type in your administrator password and then click on Continue. Wait for the update to be removed from your system; in case you are prompted, you will need to reboot your system.
Alternatively, it is possible to view the update history for viewing and uninstalling a particular update as well. To do that, browse to Control Panel, and click on Windows Updates. Click on the View update history option located in the left hand panel of the pop-up window. If you wish to view more information about an update, you can double-click on it.
If you wish to know that an update has been successfully removed from your system, you need to navigate to Control Panel, then Programs, and then Programs and Features. Then click on View installed updates button. Look for the update you have uninstalled in the displayed list. If you do not find the update in the list, you can be rest assured that it has been successfully removed from your system. If the update is still there, then you will need some potent software for the removal of the update.
If you want to install the update you accidentally deleted, click on the Check for updates link in Windows updates screen, and then open the View available updates option. Install the required ones, and restart the computer to allow the changes take effect.
This is all you need to know to uninstall the unwanted Microsoft updates in Windows 7. For more help with the same, contact our Windows 7 help team right away.