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    Microsoft pulls download files for November 2015 release

    The Media Creation Tool now downloads the original July 2015 release...

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...wnload-server/

    The article states...

    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.

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    LOL, looks like I may be waiting for a long time then.

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    I see this as a further indication that some of the sails on the SS Microsoft have come loose and are flapping in the breeze. Things keep being changed at such a rapid rate that anything said today could well be contradicted in a few days.

    If it can't be downloaded, then how are those of us who have changed the settings to defer upgrades supposed to get the upgrade when/if we are ready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmith-plm View Post
    If it can't be downloaded, then how are those of us who have changed the settings to defer upgrades supposed to get the upgrade when/if we are ready?
    Change the setting back.

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    Yes, I used the Media Creation tool to "fast track" getting November New Build: When I ran Setup, it first downloaded 2.8Gb updates!!!! (So much for saving time!)
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof "Click to Run" (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    10586 iso

    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    The Media Creation Tool now downloads the original July 2015 release...

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/microso...wnload-server/

    The article states...

    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.
    FYI
    I tried a MCT DLed the 20th and it did give me an iso labeled 10586
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    Hi David - I've just tried this with a MCT I d/l'd on the 14th Nov. It downloaded and created an ISO labeled Windows.iso (3,202,688 KB) with most file dates 30th Oct. 2015. Does your ISO show the same file dates?

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    If it weren't for the MCT, I do not believe I would ever have received the current update. I waited over 3 days and it still didn't show up for updates even after manually checking. I did delete all the old system files (Win8) and I believe that caused my issue. Of course I cannot prove this. I have since deleted all the previous Win10 backup files so we shall see what happens now.

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    From the article, I think anyone who used MCT before 11/21 got the November release.

    Comparing file hashes of the ISO's would tell the tale.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-11-22 at 17:04.

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    File: D:\Windows 10 Stuff\Windows_10_x64.iso
    Size: 3279552512 bytes
    Modified: 22 November 2015, 20:16:54
    MD5: C4BB68367253AB9A44F9AAC7D2A8C492
    SHA1: 34D5E8DB05C086BDC6134E799C1C905E51C6A5EB
    CRC32: E4A9389B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    Hi David - I've just tried this with a MCT I d/l'd on the 14th Nov. It downloaded and created an ISO labeled Windows.iso (3,202,688 KB) with most file dates 30th Oct. 2015. Does your ISO show the same file dates?
    Seems that way, if there is any particular file you want me to check just ask


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    CRC32: 084BD30A
    MD5: 08A24C69089343BFEC8FEC66460C6D3A
    SHA-1: 4D713888FAEA9337E932AF3428A574809DC834CA


    B TW what do you use for hashes?? I am using Hashtab.



    I think the diff is I have the dual iso
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    I use Robin Keir's Hash ('cos I like small, portable apps).

    The x64 ISO I downloaded today (22nd) using the Media Creation Tool is also a 'dual', i.e. allowing the install of Home or Pro.

    It looks like our ISO's are different... for example, have a look at the file size and creation time of MediaMetal.xml.
    win_10_x64.png
    Click to enlarge

    Update: I installed it in a new VM then used winver. It's definitely Build 10586.0
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2015-11-22 at 20:07.

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    I do not know why we have differences, maybe tomorrow
    David

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    Computerworld article from 11/22...covers some of the same ground that Ed Bott did, and has a little more info.

    http://www.computerworld.com/article...load-site.html

    If you don't do full disk images, now is the time to start.

    It may be the only way you can restore Windows 10, for a while...

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