Windows 10 November Update (a.k.a Threshold 2) released

W10bootAfter being made available for some time now by Microsoft as an Insider Preview, the Windows 10 Preview Build 10586 (a.k.a Threshold 2) has been officially released as an update to Windows 10 users, now known as the Windows 10 November Update. This update can also be considered as the SP1 for Win10, although Microsoft has not officially named it as such.

This version corrects many of the bugs reported previously by users, as well as include some new or upgraded features which are as follows:

  1. Show more tiles in the Start Menu
  2. Install modern apps to other locations instead of drive C:
  3. New mechanism to allow use of Windows 7/8.1 product keys to activate Windows 10
  4. Option to remove White titlebars and replace them with colored ones
  5. Improvements to in-built modern apps
  6. Option to disable background image in Login screen

This release however is about 3GB in itself, and can be downloaded as an ISO file using the media creation tool, or installed via the Windows Updates (if your PC is configured to receive updates). Windows 7/8.1 users who get the upgrade icon in the system tray will be able to automatically upgrade to this version. Previous Windows 10 versions will be renamed from Version 10.0 to 1511 once the update is successfully applied (run winver command in RUN dialog to check).