Windows 10: MS Might Have Removed Win 10 TH2 ISOs Because of Activation Issues

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  1. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       23 Nov 2015 #1

    MS Might Have Removed Win 10 TH2 ISOs Because of Activation Issues


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    Threshold 2 ISOs are no longer available right now


    Microsoft removed the Windows 10 Threshold 2 (also known as November Update) ISO download links during the weekend, but the company hasnít provided a reason to explain why users are now allowed to get the new version only from Windows Update.

    But according to Microsoft MVP Greg Carmack, the decision to remove the ISOs might have something to do with activation issues that were first spotted one week ago and which are currently investigated by the Windows team.

    In a post on Microsoftís Community forums, Carmack says he already contacted the company via the MVP Communications Channel and learned that Threshold 2 ISOs have been replaced with the original version released in July.

    As a result, Threshold 2 is only available via Windows Update for now, but there are reports claiming that Microsoft pulled the plug on this channel too, most likely as itís investigating issues. The company says this isnít the case, and Threshold 2 is being rolled out in stages
    Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/micro...s-496556.shtml

    MSC Forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c09afbe?auth=1
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  2.    23 Nov 2015 #2

    More than likely, it's just as simple as MS wanting to get telemetry from users in a staged, and slow process. They want to release it to specific sets of people with specific hardware, and then get feedback on how the migration went, giving them the chance to make changes to the process if there are problems.

    This is not some giant conspiracy, MS is just being cautious about mass upgrading too many people at the same time.
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    More than likely, it's just as simple as MS wanting to get telemetry from users in a staged, and slow process. They want to release it to specific sets of people with specific hardware, and then get feedback on how the migration went, giving them the chance to make changes to the process if there are problems.
    Sorry, but I don't buy it. If that is Microsoft's intention, why didn't they do things that way from the moment they released TH2? Or are they such shallow planners that they don't know one minute what they will do the next? I think a problem or set of problems became known and they just aren't being forthright in their explanation. But, as is said, truth will out.
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4

    Mystere said: View Post
    More than likely, it's just as simple as MS wanting to get telemetry from users in a staged, and slow process. They want to release it to specific sets of people with specific hardware, and then get feedback on how the migration went, giving them the chance to make changes to the process if there are problems.

    This is not some giant conspiracy, MS is just being cautious about mass upgrading too many people at the same time.
    This was my first time upgrading an OS using the "Image" method. With Windows-7, I always received the Service Packs, or whatever via Windows Update. Microsoft sent those out to many millions of users on the same day, with relatively few problems.

    Here we are, years after the last major Windows Service Pack Update, and the company is having trouble with their Update Dispersal technology? As I've said in several threads.. My gut and business experience tell me that Microsoft's Windows Division is experiencing major internal troubles. Troubles that outsiders won't know about until there are changes made at the top of the company and one of the ousted executives writes a book.
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5

    Is it time to just go with Linux ?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       23 Nov 2015 #6

    Mystere said: View Post
    More than likely, it's just as simple as MS wanting to get telemetry from users in a staged, and slow process. They want to release it to specific sets of people with specific hardware, and then get feedback on how the migration went, giving them the chance to make changes to the process if there are problems.

    This is not some giant conspiracy, MS is just being cautious about mass upgrading too many people at the same time.
    Some of the stuff you come up with gives me a good chuckle. Still playing the Microsoft Tune while Redmond, Seattle burns. Microsoft paying you for damage control?
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  7.    23 Nov 2015 #7

    I am happy I only have a VM version I play with, so I don't need to worry about such things. Personally, I have felt from the start that Windows 10 is a perpetual Beta release, and should not have been released until they really had a completed version. You know, without all those little details, as to how updates should be handled, first.

    And why is one of the first things, when something like this happens, some people start in with the bad mouthing of other operating systems, Apple this, iPad that, linux has blah, blah. To me it is so silly.
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  8. Posts : 1,841
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       23 Nov 2015 #8

    Microsoft hasn’t removed Windows 10 Threshold 2 completely from its servers but actually pulled the plug on the Media Creation Tool that allows users to download the official ISOs.

    And yet, while the Media Creation Tool is no longer displayed on the Windows 10 download page, the links are up and running. This means that you can still download the Media Creation Tool and create a bootable USB stick with Windows 10 Threshold 2 just like before.
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  9.    23 Nov 2015 #9

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Microsoft hasn’t removed Windows 10 Threshold 2 completely from its servers but actually pulled the plug on the Media Creation Tool that allows users to download the official ISOs.

    And yet, while the Media Creation Tool is no longer displayed on the Windows 10 download page, the links are up and running. This means that you can still download the Media Creation Tool and create a bootable USB stick with Windows 10 Threshold 2 just like before.
    I downloaded the 32 bit image today using the 'special' Media Tool link and using Win Explorer on the ISO image shows the files to have TH2 file dates. I also proved to myself using a 64 bit image downloaded last Friday that each disk image covers both Home and Pro PCs and finds the right version to install. TH1 needed different disc images for Home and Pro.
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  10.    23 Nov 2015 #10

    letmein said: View Post
    Is it time to just go with Linux ?
    Go where with Linux? If all you want is your machine to boot and then serve as an additional ambient light source (from the monitor) with a built-in web browser, they you can definitely "go with Linux". But many (if not most) of us actually use our Windows machines as workstations in our daily work. How would Linux fit into that picture?
    Last edited by AndreyT; 23 Nov 2015 at 18:08.
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