July 4, 2022
Microsoft Recommends Windows 11 Users Uninstall Update KB5012643 Right Away

ICYMI: Microsoft is Asking Windows 11 Users to Uninstall Update KB5012643 ASAP

Microsoft is recommending anyone who downloaded Windows 11 update KB5012643 uninstall it due to buggy system applications launches…

Microsoft has recommended Windows 11 users take immediate action and uninstall update KB5012643 from their PCs. This is to circumvent ongoing issues with launching system applications. It’s just one of a lengthy list of problems with the newest edition of the operating system. In fact, it follows some similar issues that surprised PC owners the week before. But, this time, it appears worse in the May 22nd update.

Microsoft Recommends Windows 11 Users Uninstall Update KB5012643 Right Away

The Windows 11 KB5012643 update is particularly problematic for people who rely on the .NET 3.5 framework. Unfortunately, this constitutes a good chunk of Windows device owners. Currently, the issue at hand causes systems to crash or outright fail to launch. Some people have reported ShareX, KeePass, Discord, and Visual Studio installers trigger the issues. Of course, there could be more applications that also cause crashing or launch failure.

How to Uninstall Windows 11 Update KB5012643

To uninstall most Windows updates, just do the following:

  1. Open up the Start menu
  2. Type “Windows Update Settings”
  3. Click “Windows Update”
  4. Select “View Update History”
  5. Click on “Uninstall Update”
  6. Choose “KB5012643”
  7. Select “Uninstall.”

This should fix any problems associated with launching system applications caused by the Windows 11 KB5012643 update. 

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

View all posts by Ashley Lipman →