The next update to Windows 11, Windows 11 22H2, is now available to the general public. Concurrently, you can update the same manually.
So, you have just upgraded to Windows 11 version 22H2, and you want to roll back to the previous version? In this article, we will show you how to uninstall Windows 11 version 22H2 and roll back to the previous build, which is Windows 11 21H2.
If you upgraded to Windows 11 22H2, it’s possible to uninstall it to revert to version 21H2 without losing your files in case the new release is causing problems because of bugs or compatibility issues or you want to stay on the same version for a little longer.
You can complete this task using the recovery settings which provide an option to uninstall the latest update and go to the earlier build. However, you can only return to Windows 11 21H2 within a 10-day while keeping your files and data intact after upgrading to Windows 11 22H2. After this period, Windows 11 will delete the files from the previous installation to free up space to accommodate more of your files. Therefore, it is not possible to roll back to your Windows 11 21H2.
After uninstalling Windows 11 2022 Update, you may need to reinstall some apps and lose the settings you may have configured while using the newer release.
Let’s get started!
To roll back to the previous version, see the steps below:
- Open Settings.
- Click on Recovery.
- Click the Go Back button under the “Recovery options” section.
- Select the Reason for uninstalling Windows 11 22H2.
- Click Next to continue.
- Click on No, thanks.
- Click the Next button.
- Click the Next button again.
- Click on Go Back To Earlier Build.
Once you complete those steps, the Windows 11 22H2 update will be removed, reverting the system to version 21H2.
Read More: How to download Windows 11 22H2 ISO