Windows Update Rollback
Microsoft has reduced the amount of time
you may utilize the rollback feature since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
(version 1607). You had a 30-day grace period prior to this biannual update.
Microsoft reduced the rollback grace period to 10 days after the release of the
Anniversary Update. If you miss the 10-day deadline, you will have to manually
do a clean install of the prior version of Windows 11.
If you’re not sure if you’re still within the 10-day grace period, click the Windows symbol and then type Reset. If the “Go back” box is grayed out, you must do the rollback process manually.
Revert Windows 11 to Windows 10
- Click the Windows icon, then click the Settings (gear) icon.
- Alternatively, use the Windows+i hotkey to open the Settings menu.
- Scroll down, click Recovery, then click Go back.
- If the box is grayed out, this means you are past the 10-day grace period, and you will need to reinstall Windows 10 manually.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the downgrade procedure.
- When asked if you want to check for updates, click No, thanks.
Reverting Selected Specific Updates
You might be wondering why you would want to remove a specific update from your Windows 11 PC. When something breaks after the update has been installed, this is an easy method to tell. While updates are installed automatically, there may be times when the installation was corrupted, the machine was rebooted or switched off while it was installing, or the installation simply did not complete.
- To temporarily suspend automatic updates, click the Windows icon, type “Update,” and then click Pause for 1 week.
- Scroll down and click Uninstall updates after selecting Update history.
- Uninstall the update by right-clicking it and selecting Uninstall.
- If you need to uninstall a specific update, make a note of the KB number in parenthesis (e.g., KB5005565). This is required to restore the right update.