How to uninstall Windows 11 22H2 when PC doesn’t start

Here's how you can remove Windows 11 22H2 and roll back to the previous version if you're having problems after the upgrade.

Windows 11 22H2 uninstall and rollback
  • To remove Windows 11 22H2 if it doesn’t start, boot into WinRE and go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Uninstall Updates > Uninstall latest feature update.
  • Then click the Uninstall feature update button to roll back to Windows 11 21H2 or Windows 10.

If after you upgrade to Windows 11 22H2, the computer stops booting correctly and you cannot get to the desktop, it’s possible to uninstall and roll back to the previous installation using the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE).

The only caveat is that Windows 11 only gives you ten days to roll back after an upgrade. After ten days, the only way to undo the upgrade is to perform a fresh install of the older version.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to uninstall the latest version of Windows 11 when your computer does not start correctly after the upgrade.

Uninstall Windows 11 22H2 when won’t boot correctly

To uninstall Windows 11 22H2 when the computer won’t start after the upgrade, use these steps:

  1. Press the power button.

  2. Immediately after the Power-On Self-Test (POST), and you see the blue Windows logo, press the power button again to shut down.

  3. Repeat steps No. 1 and No. 2 twice. Windows 11 should enter into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) in the third restart.

    Preparing automatic repair

  4. Click the Advanced options button.

    Advanced options

  5. Click on Troubleshoot.

    Troubleshoot option

  6. Click on Advanced options.

    Troubleshoot Advanced options

  7. Click on Uninstall Updates.

    Uninstall updates

  8. Click the “Uninstall latest feature update” option.

    Uninstall Windows 11

  9. Sign in using your administrator credentials (if applicable).

  10. Click the “Uninstall feature update” button to remove Windows 11 22H2.

    Remove Windows 11 restore 10

Once you complete the steps, the system will uninstall the latest version of Windows 11 from the computer, and it will roll back to version 21H2 or the previous version of Windows 10 in a process that should not take more than 10 minutes.