How to Get, View, Remove Windows 10 Update? [2021 Latest Guide]

Windows 10, as one of the biggest operating systems, Microsoft is continuously pushing out new updates to improve Windows 10's performance. So how to get Windows 10 update, view the update history, or remove unwanted update? This page includes all the answers that you'll need. And don't worry about losing files during the process, EaseUS file recovery software with its reliable features is available here to help.

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According to a statistic company, by May 2021, Windows 10 has taken up to 78% of the market share among all Windows builds. Surely, the number will grow up with the new Windows 10 May Update 2021 and coming up Windows 10 Sun Vally Update.

So if you are one of them, looking for a way to keep your Windows 10 computer updated, or you need a way to view the update history of your computer, or you even need a guide to remove an installed update, stay here. 

We'll offer the latest guide in 2021 to show you how to get, view, remove Windows 10 updates on your computers. Let's start!

#1. How to Get Windows 10 Update? (Latest Windows 10 May Update Included)

In this part, you'll learn:

  • What is the latest Windows 10 update
  • When will the newest Windows 10 Sun Valley Update be ready
  • How to get Windows 10 update

Latest Windows 10 2021 May Update - 21H1

Windows 10 21H1

According to Microsoft, the latest Windows 10 update is May 2021 Update which is also known as Windows 10 21H1 Update. It was first released on May 18th, 2021, and will serve Windows users for 18 months. By December 13th, 2022, it will end its support.

If you are about to get the latest official Windows 10 update, follow the guide below to download and install it on your computer.

Newest Windows 10 Sun Valley Update - 21H2

Windows 10 21H2

Lately, Microsoft is about to announce the newest Windows 10 Update which is called the Sun Valley Update (Build 21H2) on June 24th. According to some professionals and Windows developers, this new Windows 10 update is about to first release to some preview builder users. Also, it will officially publish in October 2021. 

So if you are looking for the newest Windows 10 21H2 update, try to update into a preview build version or wait patiently for the official publication. 

So how to get Windows 10 update on your PC? Follow the next guidelines.

1. Get the Latest Windows 10 May 2021 Update

Step 1. Click Windows 10 icon and select "Settings".

Step 2. Click "Update & Security" > "Windows Update". 

Step 3. Click "Check for Update".

Get Windows 10 update

Then, you can follow the onscreen guide to finishing Windows 10 update process. If it doesn't work, try the next tip to manually get Windows 10 update.

2. Manually Get Windows 10 Update

Step 1. Click the Windows icon and select "Settings".

Step 2. Click "Update & Security" > "Windows Update".

Step 3. Click "Check for Updates".

Step 4. Click "Download and install now" on the Windows Update page to get the feature update for your PC.

Download Windows 10 update

Then follow the on-screen guide to finishing Windows 10 update process.

Note that, if the featured update is yet not available for your current Windows operating system, don't worry. You can try the next tip to manually download and install Windows 10 update on your computer.

3. Manually Download and Install Windows 10 Update

Step 1. Download and create Windows 10 installation media to an empty USB drive (8GB+).

Create Windows installation media

Step 2. Insert the installation media USB to the computer and enter BIOS, set the USB as the boot drive.

Set PC boot from USB

Step 3. When the computer boots up from bootable USB, select "Install now".

Install Windows 10

Step 4. Select languages, settings, etc., to set up the computer and follow the onscreen guidelines to install the new Windows 10 update.

Set up Windows 10

Step 5. When the installation completes, reboot the PC and enter BIOS, setting up the computer to boot from the OS drive.

Set PC boot from OS drive after Windows 10 installatino

Save the changes, your computer will run from the new Windows 10 and work as a fresh device then.

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#2. How to View Windows 10 Update?

Can you tell when Windows 10 was last updated on your computer? How do I view installed Updates in Windows 10? If you are having a similar question in your mind, here comes the answer. 

Follow the guide steps here to check and view the Windows 10 update history on your computer:

1. View Windows 10 Update in Settings

Step 1. Click Windows 10 icon and select "Settings".

Step 2. Click "Update & Security" > "Windows Update" > "View update history".

View Windows 10 update

Step 3. Now, you can view and check the current installed Windows 10 update and previously used Windows 10 updates on your computer.

Check Windows 10 update history

If you want to know if your computer is installing the latest Windows 10 update, you can check the Windows 10 update history page. 

2. View Installed Windows 10 Update via Control Panel

Step 1. Press Windows + S keys, type control panel, and click to open it.

Step 2. Click "Programs" > "Programs and Features".

Step 3. Click "View Installed Update" to see the full list of all updates.

view Windows 10 update in contorl panel

3. Check Windows 10 Update History Using CMD

Step 1. Press Windows + S keys, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator".

Step 2. Type wmic qfe list and hit Enter.

Step 3. You'll see a list of Windows update that you've installed on your computer.

View Windows 10 update in cmd

4. See Windows 10 Update History using PowerShell

Step 1. Click the Windows icon and select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)".

Step 2. Type Get-Hotfix and hit Enter.

You'll get a list of Windows updates that you've installed on your computer.

View update history in powershell

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#3. How to Remove/Uninstall Windows 10 Update?

When you feel regret for installing a new update or want to remove an installed update in Windows 10, what will you do? Here are the steps that you can follow to remove installed Windows 10 update from your computers:

1. Remove Windows 10 Update from Settings

Step 1. Click Windows 10 icon, select "Settings".

Step 2. Click "Update & Security" > "Windows Update".

Step 3. Click "View update history" > "Uninstall updates".

Step 4. Select the update you want to remove and select "Uninstall".

Uninstall Windows 10 update

2. Uninstall Windows 10 Update Using CMD or PowerShell

Step 1. Open Command Prompt or PowerShell

  • Run CMD: Press Windows + S keys, type cmd, right-click Command Prompt to "Run as Administrator".
  • Run PowerShell: Click the Windows icon and select "Windows PowerShell (Admin)".

Step 2. Type wmic qfe list brief /format:table and hit Enter.

Step 3. Check and find the update that you want to uninstall.

Step 4. Type wusa /uninstall /kb:[id] and hit Enter. 

For example: wusa /uninstall /kb:4530717.

Remove Windows 10 update

Step 5. Click "Yes" to confirm that you wish to uninstall the selected update.

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#4. Bonus Tip: Your Best File Recovery Solution for Windows 10 Update

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Sum Up: New Windows 10 Update Is Coming Up, Go and Get New Windows Update Now

On this page, we provided detailed guidelines to help you get and view Windows 10 updates on your computer. When you don't like an installed update, you can also follow the tips above to remove it from your computer.

So when to get a new update or do you need to uninstall the Windows update? Here is EaseUS Editors' Suggestion:

  • If you are using an old computer, it's wise that you stay with the current compatible Windows edition.
  • As for functioning computers, it's recommended that you get the latest Windows 10 update. An officially published edition is more reliable. 
  • Also, to protect your files on Windows 10, don't forget to back up them in advance. Without backup, let EaseUS file recovery software help. 
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