There is not enough thought these days before rushing in like accidents looking for somewhere to happen.
From now, you will no longer be able to download the Windows Media Creation Tool which includes the ‘version 1511’ 10586 update. What you will get is the 10240 RTM release, the original Windows 10 that was released to the public. You also lose the chance to activate using a valid Windows 7 or 8 key code.
Ed Bott talks about it here.. Included in the text are explanations from Microsoft as to why the version 1511 10586 was pulled.
My comment has been made in the title of this post. I have nothing else to say. 🙂
Microsoft’s explanation parts. I have saved these just in case Ed Bott’s article is pulled or lost.
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson says the change is intentional:
The November update was originally available via the MCT tool, but we’ve decided that future installs should be through Windows Update. People can still download Windows 10 using the MCT tool if they wish. The November update will be delivered via Windows Update.
Windows 10 installation notes.. Here’s the original text:
And here’s how it reads today: