Updating your Windows 10 is important for getting the latest security features and remodeled system files. However, your computer or laptop can run into an error while updating Windows 10. If the updates are not installed properly, you may see the error message- ‘We couldn’t complete the updates, Windows 10 undoing changes made to your computer’. In the meantime, you cannot do anything with your PC but wait. Generally, it takes 30 minutes up to 1 hour to undo the changes made to the computer while updating the system. Supposing you have something urgent task to do and you just cannot wait for that long, you would need a fix for this error.
Why does the Error Occur?
‘Windows 10 Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer’ error occurs due to system failure during the updating operation. Not being able to update one or multiple files can cause this error. This can happen due to loss of internet connection or unstable Wi-Fi connection. Besides, turning off your PC during the update operation is a major reason for installing corrupted system files.
How to Fix ‘Windows 10 Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer’ Error
There are multiple fixes available for this kind of updating error. But it does not mean all of the fixes will work for your particular computer. Hence, you have to try two or three methods until you find the proper solution to the problem. Let’s explore a few fixes to this Windows 10 trouble.
Method 1: Enabling Safe Mode
Step 1: Turn off your computer by long-pressing the power button for 5-6 seconds until it completely drains the power. Wait for 3 to 4 minutes and then hit the power button again to turn back on the computer. When the computer starts to power it on, press and hold the ‘shift + F8’ key quickly to go to the booting menu.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Advanced options’ that you see.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
Step 4: Next, tap on the ‘Advanced options’.
Step 5: On the advanced options you will see the ‘Startup Settings’ option; click on it.
Step 6: You will find multiple restart options here; select the ‘Enable Safe Mode’ option. After the restart with safe mode, Windows 10 should be able to fix the error.
Method 2: Using a Third-Party Application
There are many third-party applications available on the web world that can be used to scan and repair some of the common system errors of Windows 10. You can use ‘Advanced System Optimizer’ software to troubleshoot our concerned updating error. Just install the app, open it, select the required options, and click on the ‘Start Scan’ button. If any Windows 10 error is found on the system, the app can be used to delete them conveniently. This type of third-party app can make your life so easy. However, if you are not comfortable with any third-party software to fix system files, then you may try the other fixes mentioned here.
Method 3: Uninstalling Updates
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon that can be found on the bottom left corner of your screen. Then, tap on the geared icon ‘Settings’ option to enter its menu.
Step 2: Navigate to the last option to find the ‘Update & Security’ on the settings menu; tap on this option.
Step 3: Under the ‘Windows Update’ menu that can be seen on the left panel, you should click on the ‘View update history’.
Step 4: Hit the ‘Uninstall updates’ option.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the control panel automatically to uninstall the update. Select the latest update from the list because the error must have occurred after the last update and you would want to uninstall this one so that problematic files disappear from your PC.
Method 4: Troubleshooting Windows Update
Step 1: Go to the Windows search bar and search for the ‘Control Panel’. Tap on it when you find it.
Step 2: In the control panel menu, search for ‘Troubleshooting’ on the search bar; click on this item after you have found out.
Step 3: Hit the ‘View all’ item from the left panel.
Step 4: Scroll down to find the ‘Windows Update’; select it, then right-click and tap on the ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 5: Hit the ‘Next’ button. Windows will find any erroneous files on the system and troubleshoot particularly the updating related error files. Then, restart the computer and you should not see the Windows 10 undoing changes message anymore.
Method 5: Blocking Windows Automatic Update
Although you cannot block Windows from getting updates permanently, you can interrupt frequent updates so that there is less chance for updating related errors. To do this, you have to turn on metered connections from your network settings. Follow the steps to learn the art-
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and then the Settings icon.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Network & Internet’ option.
Step 3: Under the ‘Network Status’ menu, you should hit the ‘Ethernet Properties’ button.
Step 4: Metered connection is used to limit the internet data flow on the system. You might have a Wi-Fi connection or unlimited data plan that attracts the computer network to look for Windows updates more frequently than you would like to. Toggle on the metered connection so that less data flow over the network does not create more chance for erroneous Windows updates.
The mentioned five fixes should be good enough to find the solution for Windows 10 undoing changes error. You won’t have to wait for the automatic fix if you can follow the above-mentioned solutions properly. However, for the patient blocks, you may not need to do anything at all; just wait for these 30 to 60 minutes and Windows 10 will undo the changes that have been made while updating the system. That’s it for today; hopefully, you have found the fix to the problem.