Windows 10: Where is Version 1511 (Threshold 2) Solved

  1. Posts : 16
    Win10 Pro, Mint Linux 17.2
       08 Dec 2015 #1

    Where is Version 1511 (Threshold 2)

    I apologize if this is a dumb question. I did a bunch of searching but didn't find an direct answer. I thought I was following all the Windows 10 news. But I am confused. I know Microsoft pulled the 1511 release but then put it back.

    After being in the insider program on my Windows 10 test system, I saw that after 10586 (threshold 2) there were no new updates and it seemed ready for prime time. So about a week ago I upgraded my Windows 7 SP1 desktop system. The Microsoft app had been prompting me to update for months. The upgrade went smoothly and my desktop system is running almost perfectly.

    My strategy was to wait until threshold 2 (SP1 sort of) was ready before commiting my desktop system to Windows 10. But recently, I noticed that WinVer was showing me on version 10240. What happened to 1511 or Threshold 2. I thought 1511 was what I was supposed to be downloading during the update. Windows update says I am up-to-date and won't update to 1511. After all of searches for an answer, I found lots of discussion about problems in 1511. Maybe I should count my blessings being on 10240.

    Please explain what's going on here. Thanks for the help

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  2. Posts : 16
    Win10 Pro, Mint Linux 17.2
    Thread Starter
       08 Dec 2015 #2

    I'm sorry... I think I stumbled on the answer in an older thread. The situation seems to be well documented here in a SoftPedia article:

    My problem seems to be that it as been only about 7 days since upgrading my desktop system. Microsoft wants me to wait 31 days before it will allow an upgrade to 1511 (threshold 2). I wrongly assumed that 1511 was now the default download for a Windows 10 upgrade. Windows Update seems to be treating1511 like a Windows 7 SP1 upgrade... like a major version update.

    I have downloaded the 1511 ISO in case I have to force it come January

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  3.    08 Dec 2015 #3

    bpsanborn said: View Post
    I have downloaded the 1511 ISO in case I have to force it come January

    You don't have to wait until January to manually update to 1511. You can do it now - you just lose the ability to revert back to Windows 7 (unless you make an image of your Windows partition first).
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  4.    09 Dec 2015 #4

    You would think that anyone migrating from 7 to 10 now that it would go straight to threshold 2. Save the OP the hassle of two large updates in a short space of time. I hope people now buying new PCs with Windows 10 pre installed would be on the updated build. I'm guessing MS doesn't want to make things too convenient for the user and enjoys the stress it induces with deploying updates!!!!
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