How to uninstall windows 11

Have you recently upgraded your PC by installing Windows 11 but, unfortunately, you have encountered some system stability issues. A little worried about the situation, you decided to try to uninstall this version of the Microsoft operating system to go back to the previous one, but not being particularly familiar with this kind of procedure, you preferred to search for more information online.

If this is the case and, therefore, you want to know in detail how to uninstall windows 11, I’m happy to announce that you’ve landed in the right tutorial! In fact, by continuing to read, I will explain to you step by step how to go back to your previous operating system without losing data and without particular difficulties.

How do you say? Can’t wait to get started on permanently solving this problem? Perfect! Then I would say to ban the chatter and get to work immediately. So make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and carefully read the instructions I am about to give you. Happy reading and good luck with everything!


How to uninstall windows 11 and go back to windows 10

Windows 11

Did you switch to Windows 11 from Windows 10 and now you want to go back? No problem.

The first method that I want to advise you consists, in fact, in using a native Windows 11 function designed specifically for those who want to do reverse and go back to Windows 10 quickly and easily. Keep in mind, however, that this operation may not yet be feasible on your PC: as far as Windows 11 is concerned, in fact, there is a maximum time 10 days from the installation to proceed with the downgrade and return to the previous operating system.

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First of all, therefore, check that everything is feasible by going to the menu start (the Windows icon located at the bottom right) then press on the icon Settings and finally, click on the option Windows Update. Now, in the new screen that you see, press on the item Advanced options and, among the various items available in the list that opens, click on Restoration. To speed things up, you can also go directly to System > Recovery.

At this point, if the option is still available because the limit days have not passed, press the button Backwardsthen follow the simple on-screen wizard to go back to Windows 10: indicate the reason that prompted you to go back to the previous operating system by placing a check mark next to the correct item, then click the button Followingthen choose whether or not you want to check for updates using the buttons Check for updates or No thank you and click on the button Following in the various messages that appear, relating to the applications downloaded on Windows 11.

Remember that, once the procedure is complete, you will have to reinstall the programs you now have on your PC. Finally, bearing in mind that you need to remember the password you used on Windows 10, press the key again Following and click the button to finish Go back to Windows 10. Now you just have to wait for the PC restart to finish.

In case, however, the button Backwards is not clickable, it means that the useful days have passed and therefore you cannot use this method to uninstall Windows 11; however do not despair, you can still go back to Windows 10 by proceeding with the clean installation of this operating system, as explained later.

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How to uninstall windows 11 update

Windows 11

You just installed one Windows 11 major releasesthat is a “substantial” update of the aforementioned operating system which, however, has revealed itself as a harbinger of problems, so would you like to uninstall it?

Also in this case you should succeed quite easily in your intent by going to the menu Settings > Windows Update > Update history and selecting the item Uninstall updates what you find at the bottom. The list with the installed updates will open: click on the “problematic” one, select the option Uninstall (above) and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

If the update that gives you problems is not removable, you can try going to Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Recovery and to implement one of the solutions proposed by Windows, that is Fix problems without resetting your PC to factory settings or Reset your PC to factory settingsto completely reset the PC.

Finally, you could also try rolling a Windows restore point and see if that improves the situation.

How to uninstall windows 11 completely

Create Windows 10 USB media

Have you tried to follow the steps described in the previous paragraphs but the “Back” button is gray because the 10 days within which it is possible to return to Windows 10 have passed? Did the removal of the update you thought was “problematic” not give the desired results? Then it means that the days that can be used to go back to the previous OS have passed and, therefore, you cannot proceed in this way.

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All is not lost! As I mentioned a few lines above, you can proceed with theclean install of the old operating system which, once finished, will allow you to use your PC again as before.

First, before proceeding, please note that the clean install goes to completely eliminate the data and programs present on the computer. For this reason it is advisable to perform a complete backup of all useful files: to be safe, I therefore recommend that you take a look at my tutorial on how to back up your PC and keep in mind that you can save images, documents, videos and so on. other on a cloud storage system or an external hard drive.

Once all the data is saved you can create a support device, i.e. a USB pendrive or a DVDcontaining the ISO file and therefore all the data useful for installing the operating system.

To proceed, in the case of operating systems Windowsyou can use the Media Creation Tool, an official program from Microsoft useful for downloading the operating system and creating an installation media to contain it and install it on the PC. For specific information on this topic, I suggest you read my tutorials on how to install Windows 10 from USB, how to install Windows 8 from USB and, more generally, how to install Windows from USB. If you want to use a DVD you can consult my guide on how to burn ISO.

In case, on the other hand, you want to “completely change the air” and install Linuxyou can check out my tutorial on how to install Linux from USB.

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In general what you have to do is insert the media into the PC and restart the system, then run the boot from USB drivebooting it via BIOS/UEFI. Having done this, I displayed the screen useful for starting the installation of the old OS and you just need to follow the simple procedure on the screen proposed, choosing to format the disk currently running Windows 11.

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and Microsoft sites. He collaborates with computer magazines and takes care of the technological section of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he simply answers thousands of computer-related questions. He has published for Mondadori and Mondadori Informatica.


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