On Windows 11, after installing the September update KB5030310 (build 22631.2361), it’s possible to uninstall it if it’s causing problems as a result of a bug or compatibility issues or if you want to stay on the same version for a little longer.
Since the update that brings the new Copilot and many other features, the new Windows Backup app, AI updates for Paint, Photos, Snipping Tool, and Clipchamp, a redesigned version of File Explorer, and more, is a cumulative update similar to those the system downloads every month, you can uninstall it at any time from the “Windows Update” settings as long as another update supersedes the previous update.
If there’s a problem with the update and the computer can start normally, you can also use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to remove the update KB5030310 from Windows 11.
These are non-destructive methods, which means that you won’t lose your files, apps, or settings during the process. However, it’s always recommended to have a backup of your files.
This guide will teach you the steps to uninstall the September 2023 update from Windows 11.
- Uninstall Windows 11 September update KB5030310 from Settings
- Uninstall Windows 11 September update KB5030310 from WinRE
Uninstall Windows 11 September update KB5030310 from Settings
To uninstall the Windows 11 September update, use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 11.
Click on Windows Update.
Click the Update history tab.
Under the “Related settings” section, click the Uninstall updates setting.
Click the Uninstall option for the “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5030310)” update.
After you complete the steps, the system will remove the build 22631.2361, uninstalling Copilot and all the other new features announced for the September update.
You can refer to this guide for additional methods on how to uninstall updates on Windows 11, such as using PowerShell, Command Prompt, Safe Mode, and more.
Uninstall Windows 11 September update KB5030310 from WinRE
To uninstall the September update KB5030310 from WinRe when the device won’t start correctly, use these steps:
Press the power button.
Immediately after the Power-On Self-Test (POST), and you see the blue Windows logo, press the power button again to interrupt the booting process and shut down the computer.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 twice. (Windows 11 should enter into the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) in the third restart.)
Click the Advanced options button.
Click on Troubleshoot.
Click on Advanced options.
Click on Uninstall Updates.
Click the “Uninstall latest quality update” option.
Sign in using your administrator credentials (if applicable).
Click the “Uninstall quality update” button to remove the update KB5030310 (build 22631.2361).
Once you complete the steps, the device will uninstall the Windows 11 September 2023 Update, and it will roll back to version.