Not Being Offered the Windows 10 Fall Update? This May Be Why

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 0 Comments

Not Being Offered the Windows 10 Fall Update? This May Be Why

A number of readers have asked why they’re not getting the November Update for Windows 10, despite being otherwise fully up-to-date. I think I know the reason. And I definitely have the solution.

A curiously sad little Windows 10 November Update FAQ notes the following:

Most updates automatically download and install when they’re available. However, if it has been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10 from a previous version of Windows, you may not be able to get some updates right away. This is so you can go back to your previous version of Windows.

So there’s your reason. Fortunately the solution is simple enough: You could just wait. Or, you could use Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool to create a Windows 10 Setup disk (that, yes, has been updated with the Fall Update) and upgrade using that.


Note that doing so will of course wipe out the files needed to go back to your previous OS version (Windows 7 or 8.1). So you just want to be sure that this is what you want or, if you’ve been following my advice all along, you’ve created the necessary restore disks so you can rollback at any time.

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