Microsoft rolls out a number of updates that bring in new features and fixes various bugs in the operating system. Now, there can sometimes be updates that might cause some issues or problems with the OS instead of fixing the problem. When such updates get rolled out, you might have issues in using the OS for your day-to-day activities. In such situations, the best option is to uninstall the update that is causing this issue. Here is a guide on how to uninstall updates in Windows 11.
Thankfully, there are multiple ways you can follow to uninstall updates on your Windows 11 PC. But, before you gout and about on uninstalling updates, it is always best to check and confirm which update you are uninstalling. Uninstalling the wrong update will not cause any problem, but then you will not be able to catch the update that is the culprit of various problems.
How to Uninstall Windows 11 Updates
There are multiple ways that you can follow to uninstall updates on your Windows 11 PC. Let’s get started.
Uninstall from Settings App – Method 1
This is one of the easiest ways that you can follow to uninstall updates on your Windows 11 PC here is how you can uninstall updates via the Settings app.
- First, open the Start menu and launch the Settings app by clicking on the app icon.
- Now, click on Windows Update on the left pane.
- On the right side, click on Update History on the Windows Update page.
- You will see a list of all updates that have been installed on your PC. You will also be able to see when the update was installed.
- Scroll till the end till you see the Uninstall Updates option.
- Click on it and you will be shown updates that can be uninstalled from your Windows 11 PC.
- Towards the right of the update, you will see an option that says Uninstall. Click on it to uninstall the update.
- The update will be uninstalled and you will have to restart your PC.
Uninstall via Windows Terminal – Method 2
The Windows Terminal is a great tool that lets you run commands for a number of tasks. Well, there is a command that you can use to uninstall a particular update on your Windows 11 PC. Follow these steps.
- Right-click on the Start Menu button. Select the Terminal (Admin) option from the context menu.
- Now with the Terminal open, type in the following command.
wmic qfe list brief /format:table
- Now, hit the enter key. You will now be shown a list of all the updates that have been installed on your Windows 11 PC.
- Now, see which update you want to install and then enter the following command.
wusa /uninstall /kb:xxxxxx
- Here x stands for the kb number of the update that you wish to uninstall.
- Once you hit the enter key, it will ask if you wish to uninstall the update.
- Select yes and your update will be uninstalled.
- Makes sure to reboot your system after this process has been completed.
Uninstall Update by Rollback – Method 3
Windows 10 and Windows 11 have great features that you can use in case you encounter a problematic update. By using the Rollback feature, you can easily go back to the previous build of the OS. However, you need to note that this will work only within 10 days of the update being installed on your PC. Past the 10-day mark, you will have to perform a fresh and clean installation of Windows on your PC. Follow these steps to perform a rollback on your Windows 11 PC.
- Open the Start menu and launch the Settings app.
- Now with the System tab selected, scroll the right pane and select Recovery
- Click on the Restart now button next to the option that says Advanced Startup.
- The PC will now ask if you wish to restart. Select restart now.
- Now, select Advanced options from the blue screen menu.
- And then, you will see an option that says uninstall the Latest feature update.
- It will now begin to uninstall the update. Your system might restart once or twice to complete the task.
- Once the system has rebooted back to the desktop, the update has been uninstalled from your Windows 11 PC.
And this is how you can uninstall updates from your Windows 11 PC. While updates are good to have, there can be times when an update might cause issues. So, it is advisable to wait for a few days, see what other users are talking about the update and then decide if you plan to install the update. If you have queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.