If you’re having problems after the upgrade, or you’re just not ready, during the first ten days since the installation, Windows 10 includes an option to uninstall the May 2019 Update to roll back to the previous version. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to uninstall version 1903 Update reverting to the previous version of Windows 10 without losing your files.

How to remove the Windows 10 May 2019 Update Why ‘Go back to the previous version of Windows 10’ option is missing

How to remove the Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Rolling back to a previous version after installing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is an easy process. However, if you’re planning to remove the update because of an issue, it’s recommended to check for updates before rolling back in case there’s already a fix for the problem that you’re experiencing. Also, if you’re dealing with a specific issue, search online or use the forums to find help, as the problem could have an easy fix. When nothing seems to work, you can get rid of version 1903 using these steps (or video above): Once you complete the steps, your computer will remove the latest feature update, and it’ll revert to the previous version. Windows 10 version 1903 recovery options Uninstall Windows 10 May 2019 Update option

Why ‘Go back to the previous version of Windows 10’ option is missing

Windows 10 automatically saves a copy of the previous version in the Windows.old folder during each upgrade in case the installation fails and rollback is necessary. If the installation completes successfully, the Windows.old folder will be kept on your device, and you can use the above instructions to manually remove Windows 10 version 1903 from your computer.

If the Windows.old folder isn’t available, then you won’t be able to uninstall the feature update. Usually, the option to uninstall the Windows 10 May 2019 Update isn’t available because you’re trying to perform this process after the ten days of the original installation. The Windows.old folder takes a lot of space on your device, and to free up space for more important files, Windows automatically deletes the previous version files folder after ten days of the original installation. If you have the previous version files, but the option to go back to a previous version isn’t available. Then there’s another issue, and you’ll need to downgrade using a clean installation of Windows 10 using an ISO file that contains the older version you want to use. Once you’re back on the previous version, you can try reinstalling the feature update again. However, if you’re not ready to upgrade, you can always block the Windows 10 version 1903 using these steps. If you no longer have the option to rollback, you can use this guide to configure your device to keep the previous installation for a longer period so you have more time to uninstall an upgrade of Windows 10 the next time around. 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.