To remove updates in Windows 11, follow these steps:
1. Open the Start Menu and click on Settings.
2. Go to Windows Update and select Update history.
3. In the Update history section, click on Uninstall.
4. Click on Uninstall again to confirm the removal of the problematic patch.
Alternatively, you can manually remove updates in Windows 11 using Command Prompt or other terminal options like PowerShell. Here’s how:
1. Open the Windows Search bar and search for Command Prompt.
2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator to open an elevated Command Prompt window.
3. In the Command Prompt window, enter the following command: wmic qfe list brief /format:table
This will display a list of the latest Windows Updates along with their corresponding KB numbers. Take note of the latest KB number.
4. Enter the following command to uninstall a specific update: wusa /uninstall /kb:KBNUMBER
Replace KBNUMBER with the actual KB number of the update you want to uninstall. For example: wusa /uninstall /kb:5029921
5. Confirm the uninstallation by selecting Yes when prompted.
If you encounter issues while trying to uninstall updates through Windows Settings, the Command Prompt method can be very helpful.
You can also use Windows PowerShell to uninstall updates in Windows 11. Here’s how:
1. Search for PowerShell in the Windows Search bar and right-click on it.
2. Select Run as administrator to open an elevated PowerShell window.
3. In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press Enter: Install-Module PSWindowsUpdate
Press A to accept the command and continue.
4. Enter the following command to display the latest 4 Windows Updates: Get-WUHistory | Select-Object -First 4
Take note of the KB number of the latest update.
5. Use the following command to uninstall the update: Remove-WindowsUpdate -KBArticleID KBNUMBER
Replace KBNUMBER with the actual KB number of the update you want to uninstall. For example: Remove-WindowsUpdate -KBArticleID KB5029921
6. Press A to accept the command and proceed.
If you prefer using the DISM tool to uninstall updates in Windows 11, follow these steps:
1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
2. Enter the following command and press Enter to generate a copy of the latest Windows Update packages: dism /online /get-packages | clip
3. Open Notepad and paste the contents from the clipboard there. This will list the updates, their dates, and Package Identity.
4. To remove a Windows Update package, use the following command: dism /Online /Remove-Package /PackageName:[Package Identity]
Replace [Package Identity] with the actual Package Identity of the update you want to remove.
5. Enter the command in the elevated Command Prompt window to uninstall the update.
Once you have uninstalled the updates, you can block them from being automatically reinstalled:
1. Right-click on the Start button and go to Settings > Windows Updates.
2. In the right pane, click on Pause updates and select a duration, such as 1 week.
Please note that removing or blocking Windows Updates is not recommended, especially if they contain security fixes.