Fix Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer in Windows 10

Often, while updating Windows 10, you may face the error “We couldn’t complete the updates”, followed by “Undoing changes.” There are several reasons as to why this happens, and the list of problems that you can face include boot loops, freezes, data loss, and more.

Generally, this issue arises when Windows faces an unexpected error while installing new updates. It is always recommended by Windows to avoid powering off the PC while it’s installing updates and avoid tampering with anything in general during the process.

In case you’re facing any of the aforementioned errors during the update process, this article will clear all of your doubts, along with listing the best fixes that you can try.

How to Fix “Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer” in Windows 10

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Before making any sort of attempts to fix this problem, you’ll first need to boot into Windows. But, this may not be possible in the traditional way, as Windows cannot boot when critical parts of the update process fail. So, one of the best-case scenarios is to boot into Safe Mode and try deleting the latest updates by using some native tools provided by Microsoft. Let’s take a look at how to do so.

How to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10?

Booting into safe mode is one of the first things that you can try when facing these types of errors. Let’s take a look at how to easily boot into safe mode even when you cannot boot into the normal state of the OS.

  • While booting your PC, use the “Shift” and “F8” on your keyboard and hold them together while booting.


  • This will bring up the advanced options menu, from where you can access the safe mode.

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  • Navigate to “Options”, then “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced Options” > “Startup Settings” > “Enable Safe Mode”

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  • Next, Windows will automatically reboot into safe mode.

This should allow you to access most of the functions of Windows and make repairs in case you face any errors during updates.

How to Delete Latest Updates in Windows 10?

The next step that you can try to fix problems with freezes and boot loops after an update is to use the natively provided tools with Windows to delete the most recent updates. Let’s take a look at how you can access this feature in safe mode, and how to use it in order to fix the issue.

  • After booting into safe mode, click on the search icon in your taskbar to bring up the search menu.
  • Type “Control Panel” in the search bar and click on the most relevant result.

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  • Once you have opened the Control Panel, from the left side of the window, click on “Programs”.

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  • Under “Programs and Features,” you will find an option titled “View Installed Updates.” Click on it to proceed.

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  •  You will be presented with a window that lists all the recent updates that have been installed on your computer.

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  • Select the most recent option and right-click on it.
  • Click the option “Uninstall” to remove the corrupted update.

This process should remove any sort of conflicts with the update files, and once you have rebooted, your computer should start working as usual.

How to Use DISM to Fix “Undoing Changes Made to Your Computer” in Windows 10

Another fix that you can try to fix freezes and “could not complete updates” errors is to undo any changes made with the “Windows Deployment Image Servicing and Management” (DISM) tool. Follow the steps listed below to easily fix any problems that you may face with corrupted updates.

  • Boot up Windows in Safe Mode.
  • Search for “CMD” from the search option in the taskbar.
  • From the right side of the start menu, tap on “Run as administrator”
  • Either copy and paste or type in this command on CMD (Without quotes): “DISM.exe/Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • If you are prompted to connect a Windows installation media (USB or DVD), then do so to continue with the process.
  • Then, type in the following command and replace the drive path in the command to match according to the installation media drive path – “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:{Enter recovery drive path here} /LimitAccess”
  • Wait till the procedure completes.
  • Once completed, you can reboot windows outside of safe mode to access it.

Note that installation media is necessary for this process. You can either create one yourself or get it from your specific PC manufacturer.

Use Windows 10 SFC Scan to Fix Corrupted System Files

Windows has another built-in command to fix corruption in the crucial system files. You can access this by booting into safe mode and running the command prompt with administrator rights. Let’s take a look at how you can do so.

  • Boot into safe mode by following the aforementioned steps.
  • Search for “CMD” in the Windows search bar.
  • Click on “Run as administrator” to get access to system files.
  • Type in “SFC/scannow” without quotes in CMD to start the fixing process.
  • Wait till the process finishes, and then reboot your computer as you usually would.

This should fix any sort of conflicts between the system files and update files, and get your computer back to normal working order.


Updates that get interrupted during installation are one of the major factors that can cause issues with Windows while booting. In case you are facing problems like freezes and boot loops, then the fixes listed above should help you fix these sorts of issues quite easily. Also, these fixes can also be applied to a broad set of problems that you may ever face while booting.

Soumya is a passionate tech enthusiast who loves to explore and experiment with the latest gadgets and technologies. In his free time, he like's gathering knowledge about the less-known things out there.


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