1.    15 Jun 2016 #1
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    May I know the 4 months ago Windows 10 installer compares to today Windows 10 installer have any differences or not?

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  2.    15 Jun 2016 #2
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    If you are referring to the ISO file that you download from Microsoft, then yes, it has changed in the last 4 months.
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  3.    16 Jun 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    If you are referring to the ISO file that you download from Microsoft, then yes, it has changed in the last 4 months.
    I am using USB flash drive created by Windows 10 media creation tool installer?
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  4.    16 Jun 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by kongming View Post
    I am using USB flash drive created by Windows 10 media creation tool installer?
    Then yes, that has changed in the last 4 months. If you want the newest version, then you need to download a new Media Creation Tool and create a new USB flash drive. If it were me, I would not bother doing it. The most recent Windows installer is not the most current edition of Windows 10 and a cumulative update will bring it to the most current version.

    For example, and these numbers are just examples and might not be accurate:

    You have a 4 month old Windows installer. So it is something like build 10586.104
    The current Windows installer, if you downloaded it today, would be something like build 10586.117
    The current build of Windows 10 is build 10586.420.

    It doesn't matter if you install Windows from 4 months ago - build 10586.104, or from the current Windows installer available - build 10586.117; either way the first cumulative update you get from Windows update will take either one of those up to build 10586.420.

    You don't really need to download a new Windows installer until the 10586 number changes, which will be in late July when the Anniversary update comes out.
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  5.    16 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Then yes, that has changed in the last 4 months. If you want the newest version, then you need to download a new Media Creation Tool and create a new USB flash drive. If it were me, I would not bother doing it. The most recent Windows installer is not the most current edition of Windows 10 and a cumulative update will bring it to the most current version.

    For example, and these numbers are just examples and might not be accurate:

    You have a 4 month old Windows installer. So it is something like build 10586.104
    The current Windows installer, if you downloaded it today, would be something like build 10586.117
    The current build of Windows 10 is build 10586.420.

    It doesn't matter if you install Windows from 4 months ago - build 10586.104, or from the current Windows installer available - build 10586.117; either way the first cumulative update you get from Windows update will take either one of those up to build 10586.420.

    You don't really need to download a new Windows installer until the 10586 number changes, which will be in late July when the Anniversary update comes out.
    thank you for your detailly explanation.
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  6.    16 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by kongming View Post
    thank you for your detailly explanation.
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    Also, like I stated, to make the newest USB flash drive available, you have to download a new Media Creation Tool. The MCT's will make the USB flash drives of the version the MCT was getting when it was downloaded. In other words, run the MCT that you downloaded 4 months ago and you will get the USB flash drive from 4 months ago - even if a newer version is available.
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  7.    16 Jun 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Also, like I stated, to make the newest USB flash drive available, you have to download a new Media Creation Tool. The MCT's will make the USB flash drives of the version the MCT was getting when it was downloaded. In other words, run the MCT that you downloaded 4 months ago and you will get the USB flash drive from 4 months ago - even if a newer version is available.
    Many thanks
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