windows 8.1 missing uninstall tab on surface 3 tablet

I am running windows 8.1 and I no longer have the uninstall tab for 'uninstall windows update'. I did a system restore and complete  reset of the tablet back to factory default and still nothing. I can uninstall regular applications but just not windows updates. Not sure if this makes a difference but the updates are part of the system restore. Can anyone give me a hand on this.
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1 Not all updates are uninstallable
2 is it possible that you did some sort of (3rd-party-)cleanup that made updates permanent?
I'm not sure what "Tab" you are talking about. In "Programs and Features" there aren't any "Tabs", but rather you should have a clickable menu option on the left of your display called "View installed updates", If you click on that the installed updates are listed, and you should then be able to click on the individual ones, and if they are of the type that can be uninstalled you would then get asked whether you want to uninstall it or not.
iamuserAuthor Commented:
That is what I did. I went to 'view  installed updates'. And when you highlight an update, the option to 'Uninstall ' should be right next to the 'organize' but none of the updates I click one gives me the 'uninstall' option.
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Then it is as McKnife said, those particular updates aren't removable for one of the reasons he mentioned.
iamuserAuthor Commented:
kb2966826 is one of the security updates i want to remove.
That is an old update. You probably ran the Disk Cleanup wizard, or it was already included in the original Windows installation when you got the PC.
iamuserAuthor Commented:
it was included on the image. Even after a reset it still shows up. So I guess it's one of those non removable updates.
If it's included within the image you can't remove it.

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iamuserAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that looks to be the case
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