If the device was already running version 2004 or version 20H2, you could uninstall the update using the same steps to remove a monthly update. On the other hand, if you are running an older release like version 1909, you will have to use the built-in recovery settings. In this guide, you will learn the steps to uninstall the 21H1 update to revert to the previous version of Windows 10 without losing your files.

Uninstall Windows 10 21H1 from version 20H2 or 2004 Uninstall Windows 10 21H1 from version 1909

Uninstall Windows 10 21H1 from version 20H2 or 2004

To uninstall Windows 10 21H1 (May 2021 Update) from version 20H2 or 2004, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the update containing the version 21H1 bits will be removed, bringing the device back to version 2004 or 20H2. Windows 10 21H1 view update history Uninstall updates option Windows 10 21H1 (KB500736) uninstall You can also watch this video tutorial to remove the enablement package to roll back to the previous version.

Uninstall Windows 10 21H1 from version 1909

To remove the Windows 10 May 2021 Update from on a PC previously running version 1909 or older release, use these steps: After you complete the steps, the feature update will uninstall, and the device will revert to the previous version. Windows 10 recovery remove 21H1 option Skip check for updates Windows 10 21H1 uninstall info Windows 10 21H1 rollback to an older version You can also watch this video tutorial with the steps to remove the update to roll back to the previous version if you upgraded with a full installation.

Missing Windows 10 uninstall option

When the device upgrades to a new version, Windows 10 automatically saves a copy of the previous version in the Windows.old folder to roll back if something happens. If the upgrade completes successfully, the Windows.old folder will be stored on the device, and you can use the above instructions to remove the Windows 10 May 2021 Update. If the Windows.old folder is not present in the root of the “C” drive, you won’t be able to uninstall the feature update. Typically, after ten days from the original installation, Windows 10 will automatically delete the previous setup files to free up space. As a result, the option to roll back will be removed. In the case that you have the files for the previous version, but the option is not available, then there is another issue. You can still downgrade, but you will need to use a clean installation of Windows 10 using an ISO file that contains the older version you want to use. After the process, you can always try to reinstall the feature update again. If you no longer have the option to roll back, you can use this guide to configure the system to keep the previous installation for a longer period to allow more time to uninstall an upgrade during the next release of Windows 10. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.