The gaffe with the November upgrade could be seen as a setback for Microsoft's strategy to convince customers that it can provide regular upgrades to Windows 10 two or three times a year, and more importantly, prove that it can do so with high-quality code that requires less testing than prior editions.
After the upgrade's Nov. 12 release, but before it was pulled from distribution, Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans had called 1511 a milestone in Microsoft's scheme. "This is a proof case for the ongoing update process," Kleynhans said in a Nov. 13 interview. "It's only the first data point, of course, but having delivered it, more or less on time, is a pretty good sign."
Now? Maybe not so much.
The Windows 10 Media Creation Tool again downloads the November upgrade -- identified here as build 10586 -- rather than the original July version after Microsoft found and quashed a bug that reset some users' preferences.
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