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Microsoft reverses course, restores downloads of Windows 10 November Update
ZD NetNovember 24, 2015

Last weekend, Microsoft suddenly pulled its online tool for downloading the latest Windows 10 installation files. Today, the company explained the seemingly minor bug responsible for the decision, and has now made the tool available again.

Here's the new official statement:

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.

That sounds too trivial to believe as a reason for such a drastic action but if you read the article and see what it did change "behind your back" you'll appreciate the agony of the Microsoft lawyers ....

All four of the settings (two of which are shown in the screenshot below) are set to On in a default installation. Any Windows 10 user who turned those four settings off, either as part of the original Windows 10 installation or after the fact, had them turned back on during the upgrade to build 10586.


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Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3122947)

My experience with this major revision that is automatically downloaded and installed as of November 2015 is that it returns a number of settings to the default position that Microsoft would like you to have.

Included are power settings, and several privacy settings that need to be re-visited.

It also can disable and even neutralize some software that requires the entry of a license or serial number.

I observed this behavior on three different Win 10 systems in the last few weeks.
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