Did you encounter problems after installing a recent Windows 10 feature update? Windows 10 not performing well, getting startup problems, Apps start misbehaving, etc after Windows 10 21H2 update. And you might want to go back to your previous version (rollback windows 10 version 20H2) and wait until the update is a bit less buggy.
Yes, it’s possible to uninstall the Windows 10 feature update and go back to the previous version. Here step by step guide on how to roll back or uninstall the windows 10 feature update and go back to your previous Windows 10 version.
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Uninstall Windows 10 feature Update
If your device has been upgraded using Windows Update, Update Assistant, or you use the Media Creation Tool, that cause only you can uninstall the Windows 10 feature update. (If you performed a clean installation you can’t uninstall/rollback Windows 10)
It is possible to uninstall Windows 10 Feature update only if you have not deleted the windows.old folder. If you already deleted it, then the only option available for you will be to perform a clean install of the previous operating system.
You can only uninstall the Windows 10 Feature update during the first ten days since the upgrade was installed.
Note: Bear in mind that if you do revert to a previous build you may need to reinstall some apps and programs, and you will lose any changes you made to Settings after installing the recent Windows feature update. You’ll also be advised to back up your files as a precaution.
Rollback Windows 10 Feature update
Follow the steps below to uninstall Windows 10 feature update and go back to the previous version of Windows 10:
Step 1: Press the Windows + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Click the Update & Security.
Step 3: Click the Recovery option on the left sidebar.
Step 4: Click on the Get started button under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10.
Step 5: The recovery process will start, and you will be asked some questions for information purposes, as to why you are going back to the previous build of Windows 10. Answer the question and click Next to continue.
Step 6: When you click the Next button, Windows 10 will offer you check for updates.
Step 7: In case a new update is available to fix the current issue you’re having. Either you can choose to Check for updates or No, thanks to continue.
Step 8: Read The instruction message about what’s going to happen when you uninstall the Windows 10 feature update from your PC, and click the Next button to continue.
Step 9: When you click the Next button, it will instruct you’ll need the password you used to sign in to your previous version of Windows 10. Click the Next button to continue.
Step 10: You will get a message Thanks for trying out this build. Click the Go back to the earlier build button to begin the rollback process.
Change the number of rollback days (10-30) for Windows 10 feature upgrades
You can perform the command below to change the Duration of roll back to the previous feature release Default from 10 days to 30 days.
Step 1: Open the Command Prompt with Run as administrator option.
Step 2: Type below command to check the number of rollback days (by default 10 days) currently set on your computer.
DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow
Step 3: Type the below command to customize and set the number of rollback days for your computer
Change number of rollback days:
DISM /Online /Set-OSUninstallWindow /Value:30
Note: Value: 30 represents the days by which you want to extend the Windows Rollback function. The value can be set to any customized number depending on your choice.
Step 4: Type below command to check this time you notice the number of rollback days changed to 30 days:
DISM /Online /Get-OSUninstallWindow
Note: If you’ve manually deleted the old Windows file named windows.old using Disk Cleanup, or it’s more than 30 days since the Windows upgrade you may face error. Otherwise, this process will successfully uninstall the Windows 10 feature update and Rollback to the previous Windows 10 version.