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Windows 10 Build 10586 ISOs return to the Media Creation Tool, and Microsoft explains why it took them down

Windows 10 Build 10586 ISOs return to the Media Creation Tool, and Microsoft explains why it took them down

by AshwinNovember 25, 2015

Microsoft had released its first major update to Windows 10, the Threshold 2 update, a couple of weeks ago.

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But something happened during the last weekend, which caused utter confusion amongst the folk, who were trying to upgrade to the new version of the operating system.

Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 build 10586 ISO, which was previously available for download, using the Media Creation Tool, and sent users into panic. Users who tried to download the ISO using the tool, found that it only downloaded the general availability Build 10240, aka the launch version of Windows 10.

However, it did release an official statement, saying that the November Update will only be available through Windows Update, and that the update would soon reach all users.

This essentially meant that, to update to the latest build, a user had to wait for the update to be made available for their PC, and since it is being done in a phased roll out, there was no definite timeline in which a user would get the update.

And for users to upgrade to Windows 10 for the first time, it was too much of a hassle as they needed to download and install RTM Build 10240 + the Update for 10586. Many users began complaining about this, and some said that the reason it was pulled was because of major bugs in the operating system, such as the broken Bitlocker encryption, which is yet to be confirmed by the Redmond company.

Microsoft however, has made a U-turn today, and has re-enabled the Windows 10 Build 10586 ISO images once again. The company states that it disabled the ISO download, to prevent users from updating to the new version. This is because, it has found that the 1511 update causes some issues, which changed some of the privacy settings in the operating system.

If you haven’t received the update notification yet, or if you wish to upgrade multiple PCs to the 1511 Update, you can now use the Media Creation Tool, to download the Windows 10 Build 10586 ISO and install it manually. If you do not know how to do this, simply follow our user friendly guide.

You can preview what the new build looks like, in our photo gallery of the 1511 Update, which showcases some of the changes in the latest version.

And that’s not all, Microsoft has also released a cumulative update, which resolves the privacy settings which the November Update messed up. You can read more about the KB3120677 Windows Update, and what it fixes, in our next article.