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The November Update Is Back


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#1 leithanne

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:16 PM

"The Windows 10 media creation tool, which allows Windows users to download installation files for clean installations and upgrades, will once again allow anyone to download build 10586, a full installation package that incorporates the November Update and can be used for clean installs or upgrades."

 

Microsoft said

 

"Recently we learned of an issue that could have impacted an extremely small number of people who had already installed Windows 10 and applied the November update. Once these customers installed the November update, a few of their settings preferences may have inadvertently not been retained. For these customers, we will restore their settings over the coming days and we apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible - it will not impact future installs of the November update, which is available today.".

 

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 09:19 PM

Good post!

 

Just from my own curiosity, I think I will wait and see how long it takes before I get it



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 09:23 PM

Quick, to download the Windows 10 Update 1511 x86 .iso I don't have!

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 11:31 PM

 

, a few of their settings preferences may have inadvertently not been retained. For these customers, we will restore their settings over the coming days and we apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible -

And how exactly are they going to restore the settings without knowing what they are or who was affected? Seems like MS is keeping track of way too much on our computers,



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 06:20 AM

These are the four settings that were affected.
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These settings are set during the initial Windows 10 installation and sync'd with your Microsoft account (which means that when you go on another computer with Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, you have the option to use these settings if you login with your Microsoft account during the setup). My guess is that Microsoft will launch an update that reapplies these settings as they were after you changed them during the install. Since these are sync'd with your Microsoft account, I guess that any changes made to them is saved (so you can reapply them on other computers).

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:26 AM

 

 

, a few of their settings preferences may have inadvertently not been retained. For these customers, we will restore their settings over the coming days and we apologize for the inconvenience. We worked to resolve the issue as quickly as possible -

And how exactly are they going to restore the settings without knowing what they are or who was affected? Seems like MS is keeping track of way too much on our computers,

 

Good question ! It certainly doesn't  gell with the 'They hold no personalised data' mantra.


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:48 AM

Read my post just above yours.

The same concept exists for Google Chrome, or any other services/programs you use that have settings (called "Preferences") associated with your account.

Edit: Trying to download the update (KB3120677) that is supposed to restore the settings to take a look at it, but it seems that I still cannot download Windows Updates at work, even from the Windows Update Catalog website, sigh.

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:27 PM

Read my post just above yours.

The same concept exists for Google Chrome, or any other services/programs you use that have settings (called "Preferences") associated with your account.

Edit: Trying to download the update (KB3120677) that is supposed to restore the settings to take a look at it, but it seems that I still cannot download Windows Updates at work, even from the Windows Update Catalog website, sigh.

Read mIne and others remarks elsewhere, to the effect that this is a Windows 10 Discussion thread.

 

Just because the guy up the road is an stalker, does not mitigate the actions of the guy down the street who is a burglar.

 

Please, stay on topic - WINDOWS 10 DISCUSSION FORUM !!!


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:37 PM

Both of you knock it off!!! You won't like the consequences if I have to kick you both off the playground!!! That's not an idle threat.

I'm done with the bickering and snide comments here and in other topics.

This topic is closed as well. I'll keep doing it, till everyone learns how to communicate, with the ability to agree to disagree. Without being a jerk about it.

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