Microsoft pulls Windows 10 November Update Media Creation Tool (updated)

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Update: Microsoft says that the move is intentional, and the company wants users to upgrade to the November Update through Windows Update. However, currently, users can’t seem to update to the November Update through Windows Update.

A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet:

“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.”

Original article follows below.

Recently, Microsoft released Windows 10 November Update to the public. Now, it seems like the company could be pulling the update from the public. The software giant quietly pulled the Media Creation Tool for the November Update, and the Media Creation Tool now downloads Windows 10 Build 10240 (instead of Build 10586).

Interestingly enough, it looks like the update isn’t available via Windows Update anymore either. I tried to get the November Update from my Windows 10 laptop which is running Build 10240 (since July 29th) and it isn’t getting the November Update, which is surprising.


It is worth noting that the Media Creation Tool download page states that the tool “cannot be used to update Windows 10 PCs to the November update (Version 1511)”.

We have reached out to Microsoft for an official statement on this, and we will update this article when we hear back. However, as it’s the weekends, we probably won’t have an official statement sometime soon.

Nonetheless, if you want to checkout the media creation tool, you can find it here. 

More about the topics: Media Creation Tool, microsoft, windows 10, Windows 10 November Update, Windows 10 Threshold 2