Microsoft is getting ready to introduce the Windows 10 Anniversary Update sometime in July, and while work on this project advances at a fast pace, the company is also looking to upgrade as many users as possible from the RTM build released in July to November Update.
At this point, the 1511 version, also called the November Update, is the newest stable release of Windows 10, but it’s no secret that some stick with the 10420 build that was launched by Microsoft as RTM in July 2015.
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And in order to move as many users as possible to November Update and then prepare them for the Anniversary Update, the company has launched a Windows 10 patch called KB3159635, whose role is to download the necessary files and launch the installer of 1511.
“Hundreds of millions of Windows 10 users are running the Windows 10 November update (version 1511). However, a few systems have not had the November update installed,” Microsoft explains.
“To help keep all Windows 10 systems secure and provide the latest features and improvements, the Windows 10 Update Assistant downloads and starts the setup for Windows 10 version 1511. The Windows 10 Update Assistant will be deployed in phases to Windows 10 desktops that have not yet had the November update installed.”
If you’re running Windows 10 Pro, Education or Enterprise with options to defer updates activated, you won’t get this patch, so it’s mostly aimed at Home users.
Microsoft recommends everyone to install the November Update as soon as possible and says that even if you aren’t getting this new patch, you can do so via Windows Update. There are several important features available in this release along with significant stability and usability improvements, so there’s clearly no reason to delay the transition if you’re still on the RTM build.