Since the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft has taken different measures to encourage users of older versions of Windows to upgrade. This transition to Windows 10 has not been a particularly seamless one. We have seen a few twists and turns along the way. However, every new introduction is geared towards making the OS better.
Microsoft announced that any Windows 10 update that causes system problems will be removed by the operating system. Updates are installed automatically on Windows 10 machines to improve security and performance, but if any update has incompatibility issues or begins to trigger startup failures, then it will be automatically uninstalled.
If an update clashes with your computer and your PC recovers from a startup failure, you’ll see a notification in the bottom-right corner of your desktop that says, “We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure.”
Once Windows successfully removes the problematic update, it will prevent the automatic re-installation of this update for the next 30 days while Microsoft works out the problem. After this period elapses, Windows 10 will attempt to automatically install the update again.
Note that after the update has been investigated and reinstalled on your computer, it can still be uninstalled by your OS if the problem persists.
While this new introduction aims to maintain the smooth running of your PC, you may want to retain your new updates. After all, they provide the latest hotfixes and security updates for your PC. If you’re looking for how to keep recently installed Windows 10 updates before they are uninstalled by the system, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to reinstall the updates that Windows 10 automatically uninstalled.
How to Reinstall the Updates That Windows 10 Automatically Uninstalled
The methods we’ll show you include manually downloading and installing hotfixes and drivers from:
- Windows Device Manager
- Windows Update Catalog
How to Manually Update a Driver from Device Manager
- To open Device Manager, press the Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously, type dvmgmt.msc in the Run text box and hit Enter. Alternatively, you can simply open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start button and selecting Device Manager in the Win+X menu.
- Once the Device Manager window opens, you’ll see a list of device categories.
- Click the category of the device you want to update.
- Once you locate the device you’d like to update, right-click it and select Update Driver Software.
- In the Update Driver Software window, click “Search automatically for updated driver software.”
- Windows will search for the device driver software for your computer on the internet and then download and install it.
- You can use the “Browse my computer for driver software” option if you like. In this case, you’ll have to manually download the latest driver software from the manufacturer’s website to a location on your PC. Be careful not to download driver software from third-party websites as the software could harm your PC.
The procedure above will help you successfully install the updated version of your device driver software. However, the procedure can be lengthy and stressful. You can download your updated device driver software without the stress of going through the Device Manager. All you need is Auslogics Driver Updater, a sophisticated tool developed by a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The tool will scan for outdated or corrupt device drivers and automatically download and install them without hassle.
How to Download Updates from the Windows Update Catalog
The Windows Update Catalog is a collection of hotfixes, device drivers, service packs, new Windows features, and updated system files. These are the same files that come with the automatic Windows updates. The only difference is that you have to manually search for the files you need and download them.
One good thing about the Windows Update Catalog is that you can download all the update files you need cumulatively. We’ll show you how to do this:
- Open the Windows Update Catalog website in your browser.
- Once the Microsoft Update Catalog website opens, you’ll see a Search box on the left-hand side.
- Type your search term in the Search text box and click Search or hit Enter. For example, you might type “Windows 10 security.”
- Browse the Search result list that displays once you hit Enter to select the updates you’re looking for.
- Add the entry you want to download to the download basket by clicking Add.
- You can add multiple downloads to the basket by following steps 1 through 5.
- After adding the files you’re looking for to the download basket, you can now go on to download them.
- View the download basket by clicking the View Basket link below the Search box.
- Click Download after verifying your list of updates.
- If a prompt asks you to accept a license agreement, click Accept.
- Select a location on your computer where you want to save the updates by typing the full path of the folder or by clicking the Browse button to locate the folder.
- Click Continue to begin the download.
- Once the files are successfully downloaded, close the Download window by clicking Close.
- To install the updates, go to the location you specified.
- Double-click each downloaded update and follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the process.
You can download the updates for your computer on another PC and simply transfer them to your system for installation.
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