Need help uninstalling a windows update

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  1. BlackNova92

    BlackNova92 Member Guru

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    For some reason, the latest update from the 13. Oktober and all my other updates are not uninstallable anymore.
    I've tried several methods to do it, via cmd, troubleshooter, update history, but nothing worked.

    I either get errors that it just doesn't work or windows needs this specific update.

    is there anything else i can do to uninstall it?

    kb4579311 is the update i'm trying to get rid off.
     
  2. suty455

    suty455 Member Guru

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    Only time I had that happen I made the huge mistake of being on the insider program but I also deleted my old windows install that a major update leaves behind.
    Am assuming you have tried a restore to an earlier point before the update?
     
  3. BlackNova92

    BlackNova92 Member Guru

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    no because windows deleted all my restore points, that is probl. the reason why all my updates are uninstallable at this point.
     
  4. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Just in case, have you tried
    wusa /uninstall /kb:<kbnumber>
    ?

    upd:
    Also there are a PowerShell commands
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/dism/get-windowspackage?view=win10-ps
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/dism/remove-windowspackage?view=win10-ps

    Here are updates packages on my rig:
    Code:
    PackageName  : Package_for_DotNetRollup~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.4261.2
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : Update
    InstallTime  : 13.10.2020 20:16:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4537759~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.1.0
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 27.05.2020 20:30:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4557968~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.262.1.1
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 27.05.2020 19:34:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4560366~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.329.1.2
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 10.06.2020 18:10:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4561600~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.1.0
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 10.06.2020 18:09:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4566785~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.386.1.2
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 15.07.2020 20:12:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4570334~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.441.1.2
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 11.08.2020 22:40:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4576754~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.1.4
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : Update
    InstallTime  : 08.09.2020 20:29:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4577266~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.504.1.2
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 08.09.2020 20:30:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_KB4580325~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.1.0
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 13.10.2020 20:16:00
    
    PackageName  : Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~19041.572.1.8
    PackageState : Installed
    ReleaseType  : SecurityUpdate
    InstallTime  : 13.10.2020 20:23:00
    
     
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  5. BlackNova92

    BlackNova92 Member Guru

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    Yep it was the second thing i tried to do but it just said something like: can't uninstall because it is needed to run windows, or something similar.
     
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    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    Repair install with the 19041 or 19042 ISO, with networking turned off so you get the 19041.1 or 19042.508, and then go into insider ring to move directly to 608
     
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    Caesar Maha Guru

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    Hold the power button while your computer’s booting (as soon the motherboard logo appears or something like that) to turn it off, then turn it back on.

    This should bring you to Windows’ recovery options, just like when you boot into Safe Mode. Only this time, head to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options and choose Uninstall Updates.
     
  8. BlackNova92

    BlackNova92 Member Guru

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    yup i've did that and it simply gave me an error, basically all my cumulative updates are uninstallable at this point, i've checked all my updates and they all seems to have no uninstall button anymore...
    this is extremly annoying because windows deletes the restore points from time to time anyway, the only things i can uninstall are updates for .net framework.
     

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