Microsoft explains disappearance of the Windows 10 November Update from Media tool

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Earlier today, we reported that the Windows 10 November Update had been pulled from Windows Update, meaning it was no longer being offered to Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 users. It also appears to have been pulled from the Media Creation Tool, meaning you can no longer do in-place upgrades with an ISO, as the tool is no longer offering the ISO for download.

Microsoft has since told WinBeta that the Windows 10 November Update has not been pulled from Windows Update, instead the update will roll out over time, much like the original Windows 10 launch back in July.

The Redmond giant has also detailed why the Media Creation Tool is no longer offering the November Update as an ISO. Microsoft has decided that future installs of the November Update should happen through Windows Update, meaning the tool will now download build 10240, and upgrade to the November Update once build 10240 is installed.

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.

As mentioned above, there doesn’t appear to be a clear reason as to why Microsoft has made this change. It doesn’t make much sense for Microsoft to suddenly want users to upgrade via Windows Update, when not too long ago they were recommending users create an ISO for manual upgrade if they didn’t want to use Windows Update. Very confusing indeed.

We’ll update this story once we know more. Until then, what are your thoughts on this? Let us know below.


Update: Microsoft has responded with comment regarding the situation. They say the update has not been pulled, and instead the November Update is rolling out over time. This still doesn’t explain why the Media Creation Tool is no longer offering 10586, or why the SDKs were pulled from Microsoft servers. We’ll follow up when we know more.

Update 2: Microsoft has provided us with a further comment explaining the situation. See here.

Earlier today, we reported that the Windows 10 November Update was no longer being offered via the Media Creation Tool, and it now appears the update has also been pulled from Windows Update, meaning it is no longer being offered for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 users looking to upgrade directly.

Microsoft has not made any announcement as to why it has pulled the November Update, but users looking to install it via Windows Update are now met with no download being offered. It also appears the 10586 SDK has been pulled from Microsoft servers too.

It’s too early to tell whether the build has been pulled due to problems with the build itself, or whether it’s a simple technical error. WinBeta has contacted Microsoft for comment regarding the situation, but we likely won’t hear a response until Monday. Until then, why do you think the update has been pulled? Let us know below!

SOURCE: WinBeta

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