And nothing of value
A funny thing happened over the weekend: Microsoft made its latest Windows 10 download – billed as its first major update – disappear. And it hasn't come back. Sure, you'll eventually be able to get the build, version 1511, via Windows Update, so no one's losing out. But if you were hoping to use Microsoft's media creation …
rather than have each computer upgrade to the latest build of Windows 10 via gigabytes and gigabytes of Windows Update downloads
I thought that Win10 Home shares patches between machines on the same network, thus they only have to be downloaded once. Machines on a corporate network will normally connect to a WUS server, which controls and caches which updates will be applied.
The last I heard is that the ISOs had a problem recognising the "Digital Entitlement" i.e. it activated the version of Windows based on the embedded key in firmware of supported devices instead of what is actually on the HDD/SSD.
This would affect anyone who may have bought a machine with "Home" or comparable version of previous versions of Windows, upgraded it to a "Pro" edition and then subsequently used the tool to install version 1511 of Windows 10.
used MCT last week and managed to install the upgrade.
It fouled up on reinstalling my laptop's bluetooth driver and
that in turn broke the Send_To menu (all of it) and so I had to
get my hands dirty fixing it. I guess feedback from such not so trivial
incidents made MS pull the techie solution so they didn't have to cope
with the flack,
Or, trying to destroy it. Do we have a second-generation of seedpod people or did some militant anti-MSFT group infiltrate? Sure seems like one or the other.
Fire them all, including pseudo-Gates and the Board. But then will the 3rd generation (since Gates and Ballmer) be the same? How far down did the seedpods infiltrate?
For surely at the top, no sanity reigns.
If so, the damn thing has tried to update several times so far, only to complain it "couldn't complete the update" and then "restoring to previous setting", or something like that anyhow. Phaffed around for a couple of hours last night trying to either stop it attempting to install or successfully install it and gave up. Got a PC with a boot time of about 10 minutes as a result at present.
If I could get the missus's "Work from Home" to work on the playing-around-with-Linux box upstairs, then this (the main PC) would go the same way ... my Work from Home works on it and the bits of Office 2010 we use too, so I don't think I'd miss much.
Having 'upgraded' a Win7 machine to Win10 to check it out I can think of nothing on this Earth that would cause me to perform a mass upgrade of functioning Win7 machines. Win10 gives you a bunch of irrelevant eye candy, a Windows Store (really useful in a professional setting....) and a certain lack of stability and driver support that makes using it even more of crap shoot than usual.
I await the upgrade with interest....but as with everything Windows, better the Devil you know.....
Downloaded both the 32Bit and 64Bit Versions, but the 'Both' Version is a bloater.
I wish Microsoft would understand that most people run Windows 10 on SSDs and having 16GB Spare is no mean feat. The last Media Creation Tool ('Something happened...') was a real pain when you're short on space, as is Windows 10 Update, on a Windows 7 Machine.
I run a multi-boot OS Machine i.e. Linux / Windows + VM Images of various earlier OSs. 16GB Spare is not something I have lying around even on a fairly large SSD.
Quite pleased I downloaded these before they disappeared. I used it to upgrade, seemed to have worked, didn't check the Send To menu, will have another look.
Seems a completely mad decision to pull them, I'm wondering if its because it doesn't produce an individually unique 'fingerprinted' install of Windows 10.
"I run a multi-boot OS Machine i.e. Linux / Windows + VM Images of various earlier OSs. 16GB Spare is not something I have lying around even on a fairly large SSD." - you better check your other OSs as MS - via said update - started enforcing removal of incompatible and privacy violating products (they have monopoly for this;).
"So if you wanted to bring a bunch of Windows 7 machines up to the latest Windows 10, you'd just pop into each of them a DVD or USB stick built from the latest MCT download, and save yourself a lot of time and bandwidth."
But why would I want to ruin a perfectly good and functioning PC?
So now we have a new version of 1511, that leaves (lack of) PRIVACY settings intact.
You can bet with the new vagueness of Windows 10 Update versioning, the new ISOs are still called 1511. Nothing like MS to confuse things.
I really want to see those computers borked!
Well if your computer is more that 3 years old and you install win10 and it corrupts the hard drive do NOT reinstall win10 or win7. Tell the user the poor little computer was on it's last leg and now you need to by a new desktop or laptop.
What should happen is they go get an iPad or Android tablet and forget this steaming pile called Microsoft Windows.
Time to upgrade...
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