After sneakily pulling the eagerly awaited Windows 10 Version 1511, Microsoft has now finally given an explanation as to why it did so. Though more importantly, the update is now back, both via Media Creation Tool and Tech Bench Upgrade Program.
Microsoft explains the reason for pulling the update was because of a minor issue that affected only a handful of users, who were already running Windows 10 and applied the November update. Essentially, installing Windows 10 Version 1511 via Media Creation Tool allowed the OS to overwrite a users’ privacy settings.
“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 [again] today,” said Microsoft.
Anyways, interested users can now get the November update aka Build 10586 via the Media Creation Tool to create an ISO file that includes the November update or upgrade their existing Windows 10 installs.
To recall, the Windows maker recently updated its Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 making it the official way to download Windows 10 ISO to get the latest Windows 10 November update. Though, a week later the company suddenly pulled down Windows 10 ISO files incorporating the latest update and replaced with Windows 10 Build 10240. Hence, it forced users to install the July 2015 release and then go through the lengthy process of applying loads from Windows Update.
Apart from the Media Creation Tool, Windows 10 Version 1511 (Build 10586) were also pulled from Tech Bench, Upgrade Program along with Windows ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit), SDK (Software Development Kit), WDK (Windows Driver Kit), Windows HLK (Hardware Lab Kit), Mobile Emulator, along with ‘Windows Update’ as well. Notably, some users also reported that Windows 10 Version 1511 is no longer offered via Windows Update, as those upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will get Windows 10 RTM Build 10240.