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How to download older ISO versions of Windows 10

Do you need to rollback to a previous version or you prefer an older version of Windows 10? Here are the steps to do download the ISO file for any version of the OS.

Download older version of Windows 10 ISO

Although you can download the ISO file to install Windows 10 from the Microsoft support website, you can only download the latest version, as the website doesn’t include an option to select older versions. 

However, if you upgraded your computer by mistake, you’re experiencing compatibility problems with a new version, or you simply don’t like the new release, you can download older versions of Windows 10 using the Rufus tool to rollback to a previous version.

Rufus is a free third-party tool designed to create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10, but unlike the Media Creation Tool, Rufus can also download the ISO file and prepare the bootable media with the latest or older versions of Windows 10.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to use Rufus to download the ISO file and create a bootable media to install older versions of Windows 10, even if they’re no longer supported.

How to download older versions of Windows 10 using Rufus

To create a USB media with an older version of Windows 10, connect a USB flash drive of at least 8GB space, and then use these steps:

  1. Open the Rufus official website.

  2. Under the “Download” section, click the link to download the latest version (3.5 or later).

  3. Double-click the executable to launch the tool.

  4. Under the “Device” section, use the drop-down menu and select the USB drive that you want to erase and use to create the installation media.

  5. Under the “Boot selection” section, use the drop-down menu and select the Disk or ISO image option.

  6. On the right side, click the down arrow button, and select the Download option.

    Rufus download Windows 10 ISO option
    Rufus download Windows 10 ISO option
  7. Click the Download button.

    Rufus download ISO button
    Rufus download ISO button
  8. Select the Windows 10 option. (You can also select the Windows 8.1 option too.)

    Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 ISO selection
    Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 ISO selection
  9. Click the Continue button.

  10. Under the “Release” section, select the older version of Windows 10 that you want to download, including:

    • 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).

    Old versions of Windows 10 ISO
    Old versions of Windows 10 ISO
  11. Click the Continue button.

  12. Select the edition, including Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, or Windows 10 Education.

  13. Click the Continue button.

  14. Select the language of Windows 10.

  15. Click the Continue button.

  16. Select the operating system architecture (x64 or x86). (If it’s a newer device, usually, you’ll select the x64 option.)

  17. Click the Download button.

    Download the Windows 10 ISO using Rufus
    Download the Windows 10 ISO using Rufus
  18. Select the location to save the Windows 10 ISO automatically.

  19. Use the default selections after the download.

  20. Click the Start button.

    Create bootable USB of Windows 10 using Rufus
    Create bootable USB of Windows 10 using Rufus
  21. Click the OK button to confirm the deletion of the USB drive data.

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