After patching a Windows 2003 server, I completely broke RightFax. How do I remove or uninstall the Windows updates I applied?

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Go into Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs. Make sure "Show updates" is checked. Then click on the update and click Remove.


  • The little check box at the top I've completely ignored. Jun 24, 2009 at 19:38

Just uninstall the patch from

Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

You'll have to check "Show updates" if it's not enabled to see all Windows Update patches.

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    If you have more than one server/computer where you want to uninstall the update, you could do that using the WSUS console. If you're running into problems, see this forums thread: wsus.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=6984
    – splattne
    Jun 24, 2009 at 9:06

Or alternatively, you could do it from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel (but make sure that "Show Updates" is ticked)... ;)

All joking aside, be aware also that there are some updates that cannot be uninstalled.


Go to add remove programs (appwiz.cpl) and tick the show updates box at the top. Then click the remove button beside the update you want to remove.


Plenty of replies explaining how to remove the patch.

Here's something altogether more useful though - one of the June patches (don't have the KB with me right now) broke everyones RightFax servers, including a bunch of ours. Captaris (the RightFax vendor) is aware, and rushing out a new patch to fix their software.

Just thought you'd like to know.

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