Media Creation Tool Succumbs to Windows 10 Update
In the November update, an alternate Windows 10 installation method is pulled while some users complain about disappearing software.Microsoft pulled the latest version of its Media Creation Tool in the wake of its big November update for Windows 10. The software enabled users to upgrade their systems manually using an .ISO image, instead of waiting for Microsoft to push the new build on its staggered Windows Update schedule. Currently, the Media Creation Tool's Web page states that the "downloads cannot be used to update Windows 10 PCs to the November update (Version 1511)." In its place is the original release version. The move, according to Microsoft, is intended to make Windows Update the preferred method of obtaining future builds of the OS. In a statement, the company said: "The November update was originally available via the MCT (Media Creation Tool), but the company decided that future installs should be through Windows Update. People can still download Windows 10 [Build 10240] using the MCT tool if they wish. The November update will be delivered via Windows Update. "Microsoft has not pulled the Windows 10 November 10 update. The company is rolling out the November update over time—if you don't see it in Windows Update, you will see it soon," Microsoft continued.
Meanwhile, some users have taken to the company's support forums and popular sites like Reddit to report numerous post-update bugs. Among them is the deletion of popular system profiling applications like CPU-Z and Speccy, along with video driver software suites like AMD Catalyst Control Center.