How to Uninstall an Update on Windows 11

Greetings, fellow Windows enthusiasts! Today, I want to delve into a topic that many of us have encountered at one point or another – the need to uninstall an update on Windows 11. Whether it’s a buggy update causing issues or a desire to roll back to a previous version, the process can seem a bit elusive. Fear not, for I’ve navigated these digital waters and am here to guide you through the steps with a touch of personal flair.

Step 1: Identifying the Culprit

Identifying the Culprit

Before diving headfirst into the uninstallation process, it’s crucial to identify the update causing you grief. Head over to Settings and click on “Windows Update.” Here, you’ll find a list of installed updates. My personal recommendation is to jot down the update’s KB number or take a screenshot for reference. This simple step can save you from uninstalling the wrong update and potentially causing more issues.


Step 2: Accessing the Update History

Accessing the Update History

Next, let’s delve into the history of updates on your Windows 11 system. Navigate to Settings > Windows Update > View update history. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive list of updates, their installation dates, and, most importantly, an uninstall option. Clicking on this option will initiate the uninstallation process.

Step 3: The Uninstallation Ritual

The Uninstallation Ritual

Once you’ve pinpointed the problematic update, click on “Uninstall updates” at the top of the update history window. This will redirect you to the Control Panel’s Programs and Features section. Brace yourself, for this is where the magic happens.

Locate the troublesome update in the list, right-click on it, and select “Uninstall.” Windows will prompt you with a confirmation dialog – a moment of truth. Confirm the action and let the system work its uninstallation magic.

Step 4: A Reboot to Seal the Deal

After the update bids its farewell, it’s good practice to reboot your system. A reboot ensures that the changes take effect and that your Windows 11 is back to its stable, pre-update glory. Think of it as a digital rebirth for your operating system.

Additional Tips

  1. Create a Restore Point: Before embarking on this update-removal journey, consider creating a restore point. It’s like a safety net for your system, allowing you to revert to a previous state if things go awry. To create one, type “create a restore point” in the Windows search bar and follow the prompts.
  2. Check for Driver Updates: While you’re tinkering with updates, take a moment to check for driver updates. Outdated drivers can sometimes be mistaken for system issues caused by updates. Visit your device manager and ensure all your drivers are up to date.


Uninstalling updates on Windows 11 may seem like a daunting task, but armed with the right knowledge, it’s a breeze. Remember to approach this process with caution, and always identify the problematic update before wielding the uninstallation sword.

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Benjamin Johnson

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