How to Uninstall the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
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Microsoft is rolling out the hyped up Anniversary Update to Windows 10 users, and if you’ve downloaded it and decided that it’s not for you, or it’s giving you issues and you want to wait until there are some more patches, it is possible to roll back to the old version.

This is what you need to know to make it happen!

  • Hit Win Key + I to launch the Settings App.
  • Click Update & security.
  • Click Recovery.
  • Click Get Started under the Go back to an earlier build.
  • If you see a screen asking why you want to roll back, tick a box and click Next.
  • If you see a screen asking to check for update, click No Thanks.
  • Click Next on the What you need to know screen.
  • Click Next again.
  • Click Go back to earlier build.

After that last step, your PC will restart and run through the process or going back. Once finished, you’ll have the previous version of Windows 10 back and ready to go.

Why are you uninstalling the Anniversary Update? Tell us about it in the comments. We want to know!

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  1. Daly de Gagne
    November 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Since Anniversary installed I am unable to stay connected to wifi at my university or anyplace else other than at home.

  2. David Witt
    September 23, 2016 at 10:32 am

    All my desktop icons disappeared and that damn tiled start menu wouldn't go away. Absolutely infuriating!

  3. Hilary Moore
    September 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    It hascompletely frozen all my MS apps so cannot use them.
    I have an ssd drive system and some one has suggested that this update doesn't work with this set up.
    MS is ignoring the problem so far.
    I cannot get rid of the update through normal means, cannot even access find files
    as a cortana voice box has been installed and I haven't the use of a microphone.
    Can't access e-mail etc etc.
    Will try your advice and see if that works. Thank you.

  4. Anonymous
    August 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Uninstall? I have yet to receive my Win 10 Anniversary Update download!! Just checked again, it's already August 4th, and the thing still says my device is "up to date". Boohoo.

  5. Matthew Fiore
    August 4, 2016 at 9:07 am

    made my computer crash and the performance was so bad