However, if you upgraded a device by mistake, you are experiencing compatibility problems with a new version, or you do not like the latest release, you can download older versions of Windows 10 using the Rufus tool to roll back to a previous version. Rufus is a free third-party tool designed to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10 (or Windows 11). However, unlike the Media Creation Tool, Rufus can also download the ISO file and prepare the bootable media using an older version of Windows 10. In this guide, you will learn the steps to use Rufus to download the ISO file and create a media to install older versions of Windows 10, even if they are no longer supported.

Download older versions of Windows 10 using Rufus

To create a USB media with an older version of Windows 10, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, you can use the bootable USB flash drive to install an older version of Windows 10 using a clean or in-place upgrade installation.

Version 21H2, November 2021 Update (Build number 19044). Version 20H2, October 2020 Update (Build number 19042). Version 2004, May 2020 Update (Build number 19041). Version 1909, November 2019 Update (Build number 18363). Version 1903, May 2019 Update (Build number 18362). Version 1809, October 2018 Update (Build number 17763). Version 1803, April 2018 Update (Build number 17134). Version 1709, Fall Creators Update (Build number 16299). Version 1703, Creators Update (Build number 15063). Version 1607, Anniversary Update (Build number 14393). Version 1511, November Update (Build number 10586). Version 1507, Initial Release (Build number 10240).

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