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How to download Windows 10 2004 ISO after 20H2 releases

You can get the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file, if you must downgrade from version 20H2, and in this guide, you'll learn how to complete the task.

Windows 10 2004 ISO download

You can still download the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO after version 20H2, October 2020 Update, is available in case you need to perform a clean install or rollback to the previous version. 

Alongside the release of a new version of Windows 10, Microsoft always updates its Media Creation Tool and Update Assistant to upgrade device to the most current release. As a result, it’s not possible to use the tools to downgrade the operating system if a problem occurs, or you decide you are not ready for the new version. Usually, You can use the recovery option to uninstall an upgrade, but the option is only available for ten days, and sometimes it doesn’t even work.

If you must rollback to a previous release, or you want to install an older version on your device, you can use “Rufus” to download the Windows 10 2004 ISO file after version 20H2 becomes available to the public.

Rufus is a free third-party tool designed to create a USB flash drive to install the operating system. But unlike the Media Creation Tool, the tool can also download the ISO file and prepare a 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 2004 after version 20H2 is available.

How to download Windows 10 2004 ISO after 20H2 releases

To download the ISO file for Windows 10 version 2004 after version 20H2 is officially available, use these steps:

  1. Open Rufus website.

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

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

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

    Rufus enable ISO download
    Rufus enable ISO download
  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: You don’t need to connect a USB flash drive if you only want to download the ISO file.
  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
    Rufus ISO download
  12. Click the Download button.

  13. Select the Windows 10 option.

  14. Click the Continue button.

  15. Under the “Release” section, select the 20H1 (Build 19041.xxx – 2020.05) option to download the Windows 10 version 2004 ISO file.

    Windows 10 2004 ISO download
    Windows 10 2004 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 version 2004.

  20. Click the Continue button.

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

  22. Click the Download button.

    Rufus download
    Rufus download
  23. Select the location to save the Windows 10 2004 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.

  26. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, you can use the bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10 version 2004 using a clean or in-place upgrade installation. (See also the video tutorial on how to download a ISO file for older releases of Windows 10.)