All one needs is the correct .exe
to create the media / upgrade
Assuming one has the correct version of the MCT .exe, if Microsoft pulled the ISOs off their servers, then where will it actually download the 10586 MCT ISO file.
Yeah, that's my question too. I have the 10586 MCT but if 1511 10586 isn't available from MS servers, you are going to probably get stuck downloading 10240 instead!
If i upgrade/update my desktop from 10240, i'll use the .iso from Tech Bench that i burned to a DVD to do it - that seems the only option other than to just wait to see what MS next move is as to how they're going to release it.
The problems, especially in this past day, have undermined my confidence (and presumably others' confidence as well) in Windows-as-a-service with its continual and forced updates: a mission-critical computer may stop working from one day to the next without any warning.
Microsoft will certainly further develop Windows-as-a-service, but nothing is perfect.
In my opinion, Microsoft needs to develop an easy-to-use safeguard, perhaps something like a bullet-proof 'System Restore' or better.
Last edited by FrozenCursor; 22 Nov 2015 at 15:42.
all the 10586 downloads remain within WU - if you have the correct version of MCT.exe then you get current version ISO's
Read this posted by Dave44
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 Ė if you donít see it in Windows Update, you will see it soon.
First Major Update for Windows 10 Available Today - Page 135 - Windows 10 Forums
Then more from source
Microsoft explains disappearance of the Windows 10 November Update from Media tool
That actually makes a little sense to me - it allows Microsoft to control the loadings on their servers.
Obviously there is an issue with not being able to jump the queue by using the MCT (Media Creation Tool), for users that are ready to update, but it should still be possible to convert the Download to an ISO for multiple installs.
Of course the ISO downloads for Pro and Enterprise available to business users has not been withdrawn, so where high install loads are normal, this will take place as it always did - with the enterprise using the ISO to install
So I clean install mine or someone else's PC with Windows 10, but I can't unable Bitlocker in XTS-AES mode or even change the title bar colours, until some undetermined time in the future when it decides that it's going to install Threshold 2?
Thinking of using this as the default Windows 10 Start-up sound for all new installs: