Windows 10 KB4535996 update plagued with booting issues: How to Uninstall?

Windows 10

Microsoft recently pushed an optional Windows 10 Update with Windows 10 KB4535996. The latest development is that customers are experiencing slow boot times after the installation of the update. The recent updates caused Windows 10 PCs to boot slowly and have been reported widely. Moreover, the Sign tool app crashes frequently with lower frame rates during gaming. The update was optional and hence those who didn’t installed it escaped unhurt.

The issue has been reported by leading websites covering Windows. Moreover, Windows 10 have been experiencing issues over the previous several updates. We recently installed an update and it took nearly 30 minutes for the system to boot. The timing was reduced after the next update but the problem erupted again.

If you experience problems with the booting after the installation of the Windows 10 KB4535996 update, you can opt for safe mode. Alternatively, you can also uninstall the update. You can uninstall the update by following the below steps.

  1. You should select the Start button and type update history.
  2. You will be able to see “View Update history” page.
  3. Select Uninstall Updates on the “View Update history” page.
  4. Select KB4535996 from the Installed Updates window and select the Uninstall button. In addition to the latest KB update, you will also view several updates. You should carefully select Windows 10 KB4535996 from the displayed list.
  5. You should restart the computer after finishing the above steps.

You will not face any problems after the uninstallation. Sometimes, Windows 10 will automatically install new updates. In such a case, you have to work with the system after the updates. If you look at Windows 10 KB4535996, the update is optional and hence you can either install or reject.

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