Do you think a recently installed update is causing problems on your Windows 11 PC? You can undo the update and undo any changes it made to your computer. We are going to show you how to uninstall both updates and builds in Windows 11.
In Windows 11, you get two types of updates: builds and periodic updates. A build is an important update that introduces new features and changes in appearance. A regular update, on the other hand, fixes bugs and weaknesses. You can remove these two types of updates if you find them problematic on your Windows 11 PC.
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Removing a regular update (also known as a cumulative update) is easy in Windows 11. You just have to select the update you want to remove in the settings and it will be removed.
First, open the Settings app on your PC. To do this, press Windows + i at the same time.
Select “Windows Update” in the settings in the left sidebar.
On the Windows Update page, click Update History.
In the “Update History” menu, select “Uninstall Updates” in the “Related Settings” section.
You will now see a list of the updates installed on your PC. To remove an update, select it from the list and then click “Uninstall” at the top.
The prompt “Uninstall update” is displayed. When prompted, click Yes to continue.
And Windows 11 will start removing the selected update from your PC. When it’s done, you’re done.
If you decide that undoing an update isn’t enough, don’t forget that you can downgrade to Windows 10.
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You can uninstall builds like regular updates, but there’s a catch. You can only remove a build within 10 days of installation. If more than 10 days have passed, you will not be able to roll back the build. If so, you’ll need to reinstall Windows 11 or restore a full system backup on your computer if you still want to go back.
Note: Uninstalling a build won’t delete your personal files, but it will delete any changes to your apps and settings since the last update.
To remove a build that was installed within the last 10 days, open the Settings app on your PC. To do this, press Windows + i at the same time.
On the Settings screen, click System in the left sidebar.
On the System page, scroll down and click Recovery.
On the Recovery screen, next to Advanced startup, click Restart Now.
You will see the prompt “We will restart your device to save your work”. At this prompt, click “Restart Now” to restart your PC.
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When your PC boots up again you will see a “Choose an option” screen. From here, go to Troubleshooting> Advanced Options> Uninstall Updates> Uninstall Latest Feature Update.
There click on “Uninstall feature update”. And Windows 11 will remove the latest build installed on your PC!
If your problems persist even after uninstalling updates and builds, the best thing to do is start your PC in Safe Mode and fix the problems there.
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