Have you have recently installed the latest cumulative Windows update KB5011493 but have unfortunately been running into a couple of issues since installing it? Well luckily for us, we can easily remove the KB5011493 update from your Windows 11 PC or laptop.
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Windows cumulative updates add new features to your system. For example in the KB5010414 update, the weather forecast has been added to Windows 11 to display on your Taskbar. This is similar to the News and Interests in Windows 10.
However, if the issue you are facing with an update outweighs the feature that has been added, then below in this guide we have listed the steps for manually uninstalling it in Windows 11.
Why Uninstall A Windows Update?
Having to uninstall an update in Windows is frustrating, as the whole point of installing a new update is to improve the operating system. But this is sometimes not the case and in fact the total opposite.
Sometimes an update can cause issues making your operating system unusable! So removing the update you last installed, (which in this case is KB5011493) should resolve the issue, if it was the update causing the problem.
Can I Reinstall KB5011493 Cumulative Update?
Yes, if you do remove the update then you can install KB5011493 using the Windows check for updates:
- Right-click on the Start Menu icon and go to Settings
- Then select Windows update in the left menu and then “Check for updates“
- Then click on Download now
How To Manually Uninstall KB5011493 In Windows 11:
1. Right-click on the start menu icon and select Settings
2. Then click Windows Update from the left menu > Now click on Update history
3. Scroll down to “Uninstall updates” and select it
4. You will now be presented with a list of all the updates you have installed to your Windows 11 PC > Find KB5011493 and select it > Then click Uninstall
5. You will have a Window pop up asking you to confirm > Press Yes
6. The update will now be removed from your Windows 11 PC or laptop
7. Once the update has been removed restart your computer
If you find that the update tries to install again automatically when you click on “Check for updates” then you can pause the updates if you do not want this to happen. Just remember this will stop all Windows updates:
- Simply click on Pause Updates and select the duration you want to Pause for
We hope the above guide has helped you out and you have now successfully removed the cumulative update for Windows KB5011493. And you can also use this method to remove any other Windows updates of your choice.
As we already mentioned above, if you do decide that you would like to install the update again then you can do this within the Windows check for updates settings, just like when you originally installed the update.
If you did find this guide helpful then we are sure you would like all our other Windows 11 guides.