Over the weekend, we discovered that Microsoft had pulled the most recent revision of its Windows 10 operating system called the November Update or build 10586 from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) website. Initial reports had not indicated exactly why the company pulled the update in the first place.
Today Microsoft released an official statement clarifying the reason for removing the update from both MCT and its Windows Update service:
Recently we learned of an issue that could have impacted an extremely small number of people who had already installed Windows 10 and applied the November update. Once these customers installed the November update, a few of their settings preferences may have inadvertently not been retained. For these customers, we will restore their settings over the coming days and we apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible – it will not impact future installs of the November update, which is available today.
For those who already updated to build 10586, Microsoft has released a cumulative update that you can use to restore the appropriate privacy settings.
If you want to perform clean installs and or use their existing Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 product keys to perform a new or in place upgrades can download updated ISO images using the Media Creation Tool once again. Be sure to check out our article for instructions here.