How to uninstall problematic updates on Windows 11 22H2

You can now remove quality and feature updates using the Settings app on Windows 11 22H2, and here's how.

Windows 11 22H2 uninstall updates
Windows 11 22H2 uninstall updates

On Windows 11 22H2, you can now uninstall quality and feature updates through a new interface available through the Settings app.

Although the Settings app always included settings to control updates, you needed to use Control Panel to remove it if you stumbled upon a buggy update. However, starting with version 22H2, Windows 11 adds a new page to remove updates through the Settings app.

In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to remove updates causing problems using the Windows Update settings on the Windows 11 2022 Update.

Uninstall updates directly from Windows Update

To uninstall updates with problems with the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Windows Update.

  3. Click the Update history tab.

    Open Update history

  4. Under the “Related settings” section, click the Uninstall updates setting.

    Open Uninstall updates

  5. Click the Uninstall option to remove the update from Windows 11.

    Windows 11 22H2 uninstall updates

Once you complete the steps, the update will be removed from the computer without using Control Panel.

Although you have always been able to uninstall updates, starting on the Windows 11 2022 Update, you can now perform this task within the Settings app.

If you prefer to remove updates with commands, you can always use Command Prompt and PowerShell to complete this task.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.