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  1.    21 Nov 2015 #11
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    After upgrading to Windows 10 Pro 'November' release (version 1511, 10586), I found that all my extra printers had disappeared and I had to re-install all of them - this applied to the printers I had set up to use the same physical printer, but with different printer preferences.
    Also, many of the links between file types and applications had reverted to some useless Microsoft applications. For example my PDF files, which were set up to open Adobe Acrobat Pro, I found they opened in MS Edge web browser!!
    I have had to go through them all to change them back to sensible values.

    I do wish MS wouldn't assume that everyone want to use their applications!
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  2.    21 Nov 2015 #12
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2,308
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.674)

    Yes, this is a very annoying symptom when upgrading to Windows 10 or upgrading to a new build. All settings are returned to default, including any customizations, your IE Advanced Security settings, the default programs and worst of all, every single driver is replaced by Windows Update. If you are lucky enough not to get a BSOD, you must reinstall all your drivers starting from chipset to get full functionality back and avoid any issues.
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  3.    21 Nov 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64

    It continually failed to update from windows update for me. I've updated from Win7 Home to 10 Home with windows update in early August with no problems, and no problems with the installation. 10 has been working fine, the Nov update failed to install numerous times since 11-14, the last attempt listed is Thur. 11-19.

    The Nov. update is no longer even offered to me when I check for updates, I've had updates to Defender and checked manually and it's no longer listed. I wasn't going to do the iso or "clean install" I have no desire to rebuild all files, favorites, etc... Some swear by it, but I just don't see the need, unless the computer is hopelessly clogged up and filled with useless garbage. I'm the only user on mine and just wasn't going to do it, the initial build is working fine.

    It's my opinion, that if Microsoft is going to handle W10 the way they're doing with continued upgrade/update instead of a new OS every few years then they need to get it right. I can't see many users going through the time and trouble of using a downloaded iso to upgrade or clean install. There are many that don't possess the knowledge to do it, much less don't want to spend the time on it.

    I'm waiting until they get it right, users shouldn't have to do anything for the update to flow. I shouldn't need to disable anti virus, drivers, SD card readers, etc... and anything else they can use for an excuse as to why their OS can't function as they wanted it to.

    Until they fix it so it works as it should I'm staying on the initial build along with many other users. There are many posts about it, this isn't an isolated problem with a few computers. It's a Microsoft problem and they need to fix it.
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  4.    21 Nov 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
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  5.    21 Nov 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Thanks for that info Almighty 1, my laptop updated just fine. It's a refurbished Latitude E6400 vintage mid 2008 I bought from newegg a couple years ago. It came with Win7 Pro and I upgraded it to W10 Pro right after the RTM came out. Used windows update for the upgrade, both times windows update has worked fine to upgrade my laptop.

    The problem is with my desktop, it upgraded fine from Win7 Home to W10 Home with WU, but the Nov. update stopped at 66% the times it would even get that far.

    If Microsoft is going to depend on windows update to upgrade their W10 OS, it needs to work every time, with very few exceptions. There are some on this forum that had no problems with the windows update upgrade, others used an iso to upgrade, or performed a clean install. Nothing wrong with either of those, but most users don't really care about doing the last two choices. They just want things to work how they're supposed to when doing basic tasks such as windows update.
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  6.    21 Nov 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
    Posts : 941
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    The thing with using Windows Update is that if you have a slow vintage DSL connection like I do a 6Mbps down, it will take forever to download. And one thing I know is that if one needed to fix windows with a in-place upgrade repair on a system that already has 10586.x using either the MCT or the TechBench ISO which will basically be 10240 and selected to download updates, that means the install will take forever as first it needs to download all the updates including the 3GB-4GB 10586 update which will take forever and if the update doesn't download, then they basically repaired a 10586 system with 10240.
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  7.    22 Nov 2015 #17
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    What does this mean exactly - what implications will it have for those who have (with heartache) managed to upgrade to the November Update? Will we have to go through the whole upgrade process again when a 'proper' update appears?
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  8.    22 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Quote Originally Posted by ams View Post
    What does this mean exactly - what implications will it have for those who have (with heartache) managed to upgrade to the November Update? Will we have to go through the whole upgrade process again when a 'proper' update appears?
    It would help if you read the link as it has updates...

    Microsoft explains disappearance of the Windows 10 November Update from Media tool
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  9.    22 Nov 2015 #19
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    It would help if you read the link as it has updates...

    Microsoft explains disappearance of the Windows 10 November Update from Media tool
    Thanks Almighty1, I missed the link - all clear now.
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  10.    01 Dec 2015 #20
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    If I was to use this method (Having the problem myself) would I need my activation key? This is because my computer came with windows pre-installed. If I do need my activation key, is there a way for me to get it?
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