One of the best methods that you can follow to keep your computer safe and secure is to update your computer at regular intervals. It is better that you configure your Windows operating system to download and install updates automatically. Since more and more threats are released to the industry day by day, you need to have the latest updates installed in the system for keeping it safe and secure from malicious programs and users. However, installing some updates might lead to malfunctioning of the computer. Here we discuss some simple instructions that anyone can follow to troubleshoot issues with Windows update.
- First thing that you need to do is to review the updates installed with your system recently. This can be done by navigating to the Control Panel window and by choosing the System and Security option found in the window. From the options shown on the screen, click on the View Installed Updates found under the Windows Update heading. Now you will be able to view all the updates installed on your system.
- Launch Control Panel and then select the System and Security option found in the window if you are using Windows 7 operating system. However, if you are using Windows Vista operating system, choose the option labeled as Security.
- Click on the option named as View Installed Updates found under the Windows Update tab found in the window. The system will now show you all the installed updates as a list. You can sort the list according to the date of installation of update by clicking on the Installed On heading found at the right side of the list.
- Now from the list of updates populated on the screen, select the update that you would like to remove from the system by clicking on it. When you select the update, a new button named Uninstall will appear on the screen, Windows support centre advises you to click on it to remove the installed update from your system.
- Follow the instructions shows by the un-installation wizard to remove the update. When the removal process is completed, restart the computer to make the changes permanent.