Since the recent update, many users are complaining that Windows 10 is not booting, probably because the latest update has broken your computer. And Windows 10 won’t start after updates. But don’t worry, by following these steps, you can fix this issue.
Fix Windows 10 not booting issue: Uninstalling the updates
The steps below can help uninstall your updates for Windows 10 and get your PC or laptop to boot.
- Switch on your computer and patiently wait for the Windows 10 booting process to initiate.
- The booting process starts when you can see circular dots on your screen.
- Now press and hold your system’s power button until the power is down.
- Switch on your PC or laptop again and wait for the booting process to initiate again.
- Once the circular dots are visible on your screen, power down the system by pressing and holding the power button.
- Power the system on, and this time Windows will automatically initiate the auto-repair system.
- A blue screen will appear called “Automatic Repair” select “Advanced Options” to proceed.
- Another screen, “Choose an option,” will appear where you have to click on the “Troubleshoot” option.
- When the “Troubleshoot” screen will pop-up, select “Advanced Options” to continue.
- Select the option “Uninstall Updates” on the “Advanced Options” screen.
- You will get two options on the “Uninstall Updates” screen: “Uninstall the latest feature update” and “Uninstall the latest quality update”
- Choose the “Uninstall the latest quality update” option to fix your Windows 10 booting issues
- Once complete, restart your computer. Now your system should start normally.
- Your computer may ask for a recovery key when you uninstall the updates.
- To fix this, login into your Microsoft account to retrieve the key.
When we deal with Windows 10 not starting issues, data security issues are often involved. Therefore, we strongly recommend you back up your essential files before fixing the problem.
How to prevent Windows from updating automatically
The pain here is that even when you uninstall all the updates, Windows will automatically reinstall it. If your system reinstalls the previous updates and the booting issue occurs again, follow the previous steps to uninstall it. Then follow the below-mentioned steps to prevent the computer from automatic updates.
- On the bottom right corner of your screen, click on the “Wi-Fi” icon.
- A pop-up menu will open, go to your connected Wi-Fi and click on “Properties” beneath your connection name.
- Once the page is open, scroll down to the “Metered Connection” section.
- Now flip the “Set as metered connection” to the ‘On’ position, which was in ‘Off’ status by default.
- This is a temporary fix where Windows will not be able to download the updates. Once Windows come with the solution, turn this switch off to receive the updates.
The bottom line
Fixing this issue after the latest updates is not difficult at all. Follow these steps to make sure your system is running again with no glitches. Hopefully, Microsoft will fix this issue soon, and you no longer have to shut off the update option on your system manually.