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How to download Windows 10 1909 ISO after 2004 releases

It's possible to download the Windows 10 November 2019 Update ISO file if you must downgrade from the May 2020 Update, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the process.

Windows 10 version 1909 ISO download

If you need to perform a clean installation, rollback to a previous version after upgrading to Windows 10 version 2004, May 2020 Update, because you’re not ready or you’re experiencing problems, you can still download the ISO file for Windows 10 version 1909 to rollback.

Usually, along with the release of a new version of Windows 10, Microsoft updates its Update Assistant and Media Creation Tool to upgrade devices to the latest release, but you can’t use these tools to downgrade the operating system if something happens. You can always use the recovery option to uninstall an upgrade, but the option is only available for ten days, and sometimes it doesn’t work.

If you have to rollback to a previous version or install an older version of Windows 10 on a device, you can use Rufus to download the Windows 10 version 1909 ISO file after version 2004 has been released.

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, the third-party tool can also download the ISO file and prepare the bootable media using an older version 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 Windows 10 version 1909 (November 2019 Update) after version 2004 has been released.

Download Windows 10 1909 ISO after May 2020 Update

To download the ISO file for Windows 10 version 1909 after version 2004 becomes available, use these steps:

  1. Open Rufus website.

  2. Under the “Download” section, click the link to download the latest version.

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

  4. Click the Settings button (third button from left) a the bottom of the page.

    Rufus settings button
    Rufus settings button
  5. Under the “Settings” section, use the “Check for updates” drop-down menu and select the Daily option.

    Rufus enable updates
    Rufus enable updates
  6. Click the Close button.

  7. Click the Close button again.

  8. Open Rufus again.

  9. (Optional) Under the “Device” section, use the drop-down menu, and select the USB drive to create the installation media.

    Quick tip: If you only want to download the ISO file, you don’t need to connect a USB flash drive. If you want to create a bootable media, then you’ll need to connect a USB flash drive of at least 8GB of storage. If you don’t see the device on the list, you may need to restart the tool.
  10. Under the “Boot selection” section, use the drop-down menu and select the Disk or ISO image option.

  11. Click the down-arrow button, on the right side, and select the Download option.

    Rufus ISO download option
    Rufus ISO download option
  12. Click the Download button.

  13. Select the Windows 10 option.

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

  15. Under the “Release” section, select the 19H1 (Build 18363.418 – 2019.11) option to download the Windows 10 version 1909 ISO file.

    Windows 10 version 1909 ISO download
    Windows 10 version 1909 ISO download
  16. Click the Continue button.

  17. Select the Windows 10 Home/Pro option.

  18. Click the Continue button.

  19. Select the language of Windows 10.

  20. Click the Continue button.

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

  22. Click the Download button.

    Rufus download old Windows 10 ISO file
    Rufus download old Windows 10 ISO file
  23. Select the location to save the Windows 10 1909 ISO file automatically.

  24. (Optional) If you connected a USB flash drive to create a bootable media, continue with the default settings after the download.

  25. Click the Start button.

    Create bootable USB of Windows 10 using Rufus
    Create bootable USB of Windows 10 using Rufus
  26. 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 Windows 10 version 1909 using a clean or in-place upgrade installation.