How to Uninstall or Rollback Windows 10 2009 [20H2]

If you are facing some serious issues or compatibility problems after installing Windows 10 2009 [20H2], you can uninstall or rollback to your previous Windows version. However, the process to uninstall the update will rely on how your device accepts it. For example, if your device is currently running on the latest version then you can remove the feature update it using the same way you remove the quality update. And if you have an older version, you can use the recovery settings.

The recovery settings allow you to roll back your Windows version during the first ten days since the installation. After the ten days of the time period, you will not get the option to uninstall the original feature. It is because the Windows.old folder is deleted and the option to downgrade the version is removed now.

If you have installed Windows 10 2009 [20H2] but don’t want to continue with this update, then read this post to uninstall it using Recovery Settings, Control Panel, or via Command Prompt.

3 Ways to Rollback Windows 10 version 2009

To uninstall or rollback version 2009 on Windows 10, try the following three suggestions – 

1. Use Settings App to downgrade Windows 

The best way to roll back Windows to an earlier state is by using the Recovery option. However, this is operational only if you haven’t crossed 10 days limit. The recovery stores all of the previous files and folders for a maximum of 10 days inside the Windows.old folder. Once this time-frame is over, the stored data gets auto-deleted. Here’s how to use this tool –

Note: In case you have used Disk Cleanup Tool to remove the Previous Windows installation(s), there won’t be any files available to recover from. 

  • Press WinKey + I to launch the Settings UI.
  • Browse to Update & Security > Recovery.
  • Hit “Get Started” under the “Go back to the previous version of Windows 10” section.
  • When a prompt asks for a reason behind this, select any reasons, and click Next.
  • Now, follow the onscreen instructions and keep clicking the Next button to start the Rollback.
Tip: If you didn’t find the “Go back to the previous version” option, the 10 days limit must have exceeded. You may follow the below two solutions to uninstall Windows 10 version 20H2. 

2. Rollback 20H2 through Control Panel

Microsoft has already brought different Control Panel features to Windows Settings and is willing to perform a dozen other changes. However, as of now, the Control Panel still hosts update-related information and hence it is pretty easy to uninstall them using the below steps –

  • Make a right-click on Windows icon and select Run.
  • Type “appwiz.cpl” without quotes in the text field and tap OK.
  • When the “Programs and Features” window appears, click “View Installed Updates“.
  • Head over to the right pane and look for “KB number containing 20H2”.

Rollback Windows 10 2009 20H2

  • Do the right-click and choose to “Uninstall“.

Now, follow the on-screen instructions to remove Windows 10 version 20H2 completely.

3. Rollback 2009 via Command Prompt

Windows 10 users may rollback version 20H2 running a few codes on the Command Prompt. Here’s the complete guideline –

  • Jointly press Win + R to launch the Run dialog.
  • Type “cmd” near the blinking cursor and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys altogether.
  • There appears a UAC window asking to authorize the Admin access, hit Yes.
  • When Command Prompt comes into view, execute the below code –

wmic qfe list brief /format:table

Rollback Windows 10 2009 via Command Prompt

  • Your PC will display all of the recent updates – feature, cumulative, etc. Note down the lately installed KB number after which Windows 10 upgrades to version 2009.
  • Now, run the below code followed by the Enter key.

wusa /uninstall /kb:build number

Note: In the above code, replace kb:build number with the exact number noted down above.

  • When a confirmation message appears asking your consent, tap Y.

That’s it, the existing operating system will revert back to the state and build prior to the uninstalled cumulative update.