Recently Microsoft had published a November Update for Windows 10, at the same time when they also released the Windows 10 Experience Update for their Xbox Consoles, however after the update was available for a few days the company had removed it again from Windows Update. And not only there even Media Creation Tools with this Update included had been removed in order to fully stop the update progress.
At this time the removal of this huge update, which should actually bring massive performance improvements and bug fixes to the operating system, was kind of mysterious also because Microsoft didn’t comment why the update had been removed. Now the update is finally back in Windows Update available to download and the tech giant has now also commented the removal of the Threshold 2 Update. It seems like the first version of the update had set 4 major privacy settings back to default, therefore it wasn’t available to download anymore, here is what a Microsoft Official has said about that:
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.
If you have been one of those who has installed the Windows 10 November aka Threshold 2 Update before Microsoft was able to remove it from Windows Update, you might be wondering which 4 security settings had been set back to default after the installation of the Update. Here is a list:
- Let apps use my advertising ID
- Turn on SmartScreen Filter for web content
- Let apps run in the background
- Sync with devices
On the other hand, if you weren’t able to install the Threshold 2 Update with the first release, open the Settings App, head over to Update & Security and in the section ‘”Windows Update’ check for updates, there the new release should be displayed and you will be able to install it with a restart of your PC, but pay attention it will take a bit until it is completely installed.
What do you guys think, was it with it to pull the update from Microsofts servers in order to fix that problem? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.