With Microsoft taking what seems to be a ‘no soup for you’ approach to delivering the first major update for Windows 10 called the November Update. Users who have not already installed Windows 10 will be in for a rude awakening. Not only will you have to first ensure build 10240 installed, but you will have to go through the labor-intensive upgrade to build 10586 when Microsoft ‘decides’ to make it available to you. This also means you will have to go back to the old ways of ensuring you have a qualifying licensed version of Windows installed and activated. To be honest, this has turned out to be another OneDrive-gate if you will. Earlier this month Microsoft made the decision to limit OneDrive user’s storage quota after a significantly small batch of users stretched the service to its limits.
Last week we reported about Microsoft pulling the November update from the MCT website. Official statements from Microsoft confirmed the company’s decision to pull Windows 10 build 10586 ISO from the Media Creation Tool (MCT) website.
The November update was originally available via the MCT (Media Creation Tool), but the company decided that future installs should be through Windows Update. People can still download Windows 10 [Build 10240] using the MCT tool if they wish. The November update will be delivered via Windows Update. Microsoft has not pulled the Windows 10 November 10 update. The company is rolling out the November update over time – if you don’t see it in Windows Update, you will see it soon.
People on the Microsoft Community forums immediately started reporting late last week that they were unable to download the latest build from the MCT website. Microsoft MVPs and Microsoft Support staff who answer questions on the Microsoft Community forums had started to instruct users who were experiencing difficulties updating through Windows Update to download the ISO and perform a repair upgrade over build 10240 or perform an in-place upgrade from supported versions of Windows.
Not only has Microsoft pulled Version 1511 from MCT, but also the Tech Bench Website, and Windows Update (at the moment) which many assumed would be the primary delivery mechanism for the November Update. It is, but only when Microsoft decides.
If it’s been less than 31 days since you upgraded to Windows 10, you won’t get the November update right away; this will allow you to go back to your previous version of Windows if you choose. After the 31 days have passed, your PC will automatically download the November update. source
What are your options if you want to get Windows 10 build 10586 right away?
- You can download build 10586 right now using the following official link on Microsoft’s website here. Please note, that link might be dead by the time you read this, so don’t be surprised if it no longer works.
- If you know someone who has already downloaded build 10586 as an ISO file, you can make a copy and upgrade.
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