How To Uninstall Windows 10 Version 1903 May 2019 Update

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Microsoft has finished working on Windows 10 version 1903 'May 2019 Update'. Soon, the company will make it available through Windows Update, and via the Media Creation Tool/ISO images for a clean, offline install. If you have installed Windows 10 Version 1903 but are not happy with this update, here is how to uninstall it.

Your apps might be having compatibility issues with this update, or your hardware drivers also might give you issues. Or you may not like some of the changes made in this big update. In any case, it is important to know that you have the option to uninstall it.

It is possible to uninstall Windows 10 May 2019 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!

Before you continue, ensure you have installed all cumulative updates for Windows 10 version 1903. With recent updates, Microsoft may resolve potential issues you face when uninstalling it.

To Uninstall Windows 10 Version 1903 May 2019 Update,

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Update & security - Recovery.
  3. On the right, scroll to the "Get started" button under Go back to the previous version of Windows 10.
  4. After a couple of seconds, you will be asked to fill in the reason why you are removing the release. You can select one of the following reasons:
    - My apps or devices don’t work on this build
    - Earlier builds seemed easier to use
    - Earlier builds seemed faster
    - Earlier builds seemed more reliable
    - For another reason
  5. Next, you will be prompted to check for latest updates and see if your issue can be resolved.
  6. After that, Windows 10 will remind you that you need to know the password of the user account in the previously installed operating system.
  7. The last prompt says "Thanks for trying out this build". There you need to click the button named "Go back to earlier build". Windows 10 will uninstall Fall Creators Update and return to your previous Windows version.

If you decide to stay with Windows version 1903, here are a number of resources you might be interested in. See the following articles:

If you find Windows 10 version 1903 suitable for your tasks and do not wish to roll back to the previous operating system, then you can safely clean up your disk drive and get back up to 40 gigabytes on the system drive by removing redundant files of the previous Windows version. Once you do the cleanup, the rollback procedure won't be possible.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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