Windows 10 has become infamous for pushing buggy updates onto our computers. The rule of the day seems to be “deferral” until the unpaid beta testers (that’s us) have had a chance to iron out the wrinkles. The “ring” system is obviously deficient in that regard.
Viewing Windows 10 Updates
There are several ways to accomplish this. I will show you how to use the Control Panel method; it can also be done using the Settings App, the Command Prompt, and the PowerShell. I like the Control Panel because, for me, it is familiar territory:
- Click the Start button and type control panel. Click on the Control Panel entry in the right panel. (To learn how to create a handy shortcut to the Control Panel, please read Windows 10 Quick Tips – Control Panel.)
- Make sure you are viewing either small or large icons and click on Programs and Features
- In the left panel of the Programs and Features window, click View installed updates
That should bring you to a window that looks similar to this one:
Uninstall/Change, Or More Information
If you highlight one of the entries, then you will have the choice of uninstalling/changing the update, or you can get more information about the update by following the link that shows up at the bottom of the window.
Note: If that link does not work, you can simply use your favorite search engine to look for the Knowledge Base (KB) ID number. For example, search for KB#######.
If you suspect that a recent update has borked your computer, this is a handy way to help you do a little research.