Microsoft final week stopped charity Windows 10′s Nov ascent as a hoop image, shutting down a track many had used to skip a wait as a association solemnly rolls out a modernise around Windows Update.
The .iso files are still available, though when downloaded regulating Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, they now implement a strange Jul 29 book of Windows 10, not a Nov ascent as they did earlier.
“These downloads can't be used to refurbish Windows 10 PCs to a Nov refurbish (Version 1511),” Microsoft reliable in a revised page dedicated to downloading Windows 10 when noticed from a Windows PC.
Windows 10 users desirous with a slow, staggered routine Microsoft uses to ascent inclination by Windows Update had turned to a hoop images and a Media Creation Tool to equivocate a wait. Microsoft had, in fact, forked users to a latter as a approach to burst a queue.
Gabriel Aul, engineering ubiquitous manager for Microsoft’s OS group, suggested a Media Creation Tool and a hoop images in a tweet on Nov. 12, a day a association expelled a refresh.
Microsoft has dubbed a ascent — a initial for Windows 10 — as 1511 to symbol a month and year in a yymm format it’s increasingly practical to program that will be frequently rested underneath a service-style model.
Reports of a change initial seemed yesterday on Microsoft’s support contention forum. “I can't find a Windows 10 Nov Update ISO on Microsoft’s download website,” pronounced Berk Babadogan on one thread. “Only RTM ISO (Build 10240) available. A week ago, we [could] download Nov Update ISO from here. However, it unexpected left this week, so we can't download now.”
Others, including Greg Carmack, a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), confirmed that Microsoft had cold 1511 when regulating a Media Creation Tool. “I inquired around MVP Communications Channel and only schooled that a Fall Update v.1511 has apparently been taken down and transposed with strange Release Version,” pronounced Carmack, referring to a Jul 29 edition.
Computerworld reliable on Sunday that Media Creation Tool downloads indicate to a Jul 29 version, tagged as build 10240. A download of a apparatus on Nov. 13, a day after a Nov upgrade’s release, had instead referenced build 10586, a tag reserved to 1511.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to questions on Sunday, though other outlets were told Saturday by Microsoft that a association had “decided that destiny installs should be by Windows Update.” WinBeta was one of a first to report on a disappearance of 1511 from a Media Creation Tool process. Microsoft did not offer any additional reasons for pulling 1511 and reverting to a Jul original.
The association also told WinBeta that it was still portion 1511 to Windows 10 users by Windows Update, discordant to some customers, who pronounced that they’d not seen it offered. “Microsoft has not pulled a Windows 10 Nov Update. The association is rolling out a Nov Update over time — if we don’t see it in Windows Update, we will see it soon,” a Microsoft orator told WinBeta.
By yanking a Nov upgrade, Microsoft has singular how users — either those using Windows 10, or a progressing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 editions authorised for a giveaway ascent — obtain a latest chronicle of Windows 10.
Those upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 contingency now go by two upgrades: First to Jul 29′s build 10240, and afterwards again to 1511, or build 10586. Each is during slightest a 3GB download.
Customers already using Windows 10′s build 10240 contingency hang parsimonious and wait for Microsoft to offer a Nov ascent in Windows Update, afterwards download that for any device. That means Windows 10 users will no longer be means to emanate bootable, installable media — typically a USB ride drive, though alternately a DVD front — to ascent mixed machines to 1511 but carrying to download a large record to any system, immoderate bandwidth and holding time.
Previously, Microsoft had been transparent that it would use Windows Update to modernise Windows 10 with a two-to-three-times-a-year upgrades, as good as a monthly confidence updates. But it had also affianced that it would offer hoop images in .iso record format for any ascent to give modernized users another approach to keep their inclination adult to date.