How to uninstall Windows 11 updates?

Updates to the new Windows 11 operating system sometimes introduces new glitches in your PC.

If you suspect that the new update has caused an error in the system, you can delete it according to the method described below.

  1. How to roll back Windows 11 update through update history

This is probably one of the simplest and easiest methods on the list. You can use the update history to delete all updates from your Windows computer.

Click “Start”-“Settings”, or you can press Win+I shortcut to open the “Settings” menu.

Select the Windows Update menu. Now, click on the “Update History” option.

The update history will be displayed on the screen, click Uninstall Update to start the uninstall process. After doing this, a new dialog box will pop up with a list of updates installed on your copy of Windows. Select the update you want to delete, and then click Uninstall.

Click Yes in the last pop-up box to continue uninstalling. Once you do this, the selected update will be uninstalled in a few seconds.

  1. How to uninstall Windows 11 update via command prompt

The command prompt is the tool of choice for most advanced Windows users. Although most people prefer to use the Windows operating system through a graphical user interface (GUI), you can perform various operations from the command prompt terminal.

First, navigate to the “Start” menu search bar, enter “Command Prompt”, and then run the command prompt as an administrator. To do this, right-click on the “Command Prompt” icon and select “Run as administrator”.

This will launch an elevated command prompt on your screen. Type the following command in the window:

wmic qfe list brief/format:table

Hit enter and the command prompt will list all the updates on the computer.

Please note the HotFixId of the update you want to uninstall, please use that ID in the following command:

wusa/uninstall/kb:HotFixID

If you want to uninstall an update, for example, an update with a HotFixID of KB5006363, then you must replace the HotFixID template with the ID number. Therefore, your command looks like this:

wusa/uninstall/kb:5006363

When you press Enter, a “Windows Update Standalone Installer” dialog box will pop up; click Yes to start the uninstallation.

Your update will be successfully uninstalled in a few seconds.

  1. Roll back the update through the Windows recovery environment

Sometimes the update may damage the key files of the PC-maybe you stopped the update midway, or some network problem prevented it from completing. In this case, it is not uncommon for boot errors to occur. If you suspect that the most recent update is the cause of this problem, booting your PC in the Windows Recovery Environment will help.

Windows Recovery Environment, abbreviated as WinRE, is a startup environment that can help you repair various Windows problems. It can be used to delete update patches that may be the culprit for a long time in Windows.

To enter WinRE, please turn on your PC again. When it reaches the startup screen, press the power button to shut down the system. Repeat this process three times, and on the fourth attempt, Windows will enter automatic repair mode.

Wait for WinRE to diagnose the problem. When the scan stops, click Advanced options.

Click Troubleshoot from the list of available options, and then click Uninstall updates.

Now choose the update you want to install: feature update or quality update. Feature updates are updates that are released twice a year to make major overall improvements to the operating system; on the other hand, quality updates are released throughout the year-they usually include fixes for common errors, security patches, etc.

Select the update you want to uninstall, and then click “Uninstall”. In a few seconds, the selected update will be deleted. Restart the PC to see if uninstalling the update fixes the error on Windows 11.

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