How to Find and Remove Windows Hot Fix

Motivation:

You have an application that had been working well but it has encountered issues after you applied a Windows hot fix.

You need to list your latest Windows hot fixes and uninstall the one that causes the issue so that your application can work again.

Procedure:

1. Right click Start icon, click on Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows Powershell (Admin).

2. Type below command and press Enter to list the Windows hot fixes.

Get-Hotfix | Sort-object InstalledOn -Descending

3. Type below command and press Enter to uninstall a hot fix. Please note that the hot fix id does not contain KB.

wusa /uninstall /kb:4058702

Some other useful commands:

  • Geting the Windows original install date.
systeminfo | find /I "Install Date"

Alternatively, you can use below command to get the Windows original install date.

([WMI] "").ConvertToDateTime(((Get-WmiObject -class win32_operatingsystem).installdate))
  • Displaying Windows OS information.
systeminfo | findstr OS
  • Detecting Manufacturer name & Model number.
wmic computersystem get model, name, manufacturer, systemtype

 

 

 

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