December 1, 2023

Microsoft—really, one Microsoft worker on Twitter—quietly confirmed that its Media Creation Software (MCT) has not but been up to date for Home windows 11 model 23H2, and gained’t be till it has completed optimizing Home windows Setup.

“There’s a bundle dimension optimization underway for 23H2 with MCT,” Microsoft’s Gabe Frost confirmed on Twitter after a series of questions about the MCT still being stuck on 22H2. “Tough ETA is a pair weeks ~11/15.”

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This data might have saved me days of labor if the corporate had merely communicated it final Tuesday, when it launched 23H2 and claimed that the MCT was up to date. As an alternative, I’ve been re-downloading the MCT each day solely to find every time that it had not been up to date.

And whereas this no less than confirms what I’ve seen with my very own eyes, I want Microsoft would formally tackle this subject. And would have achieved it on Tuesday. And folks suppose my complaints about communications points there are an exaggeration.’

Anyway, if you happen to go to the Obtain Home windows 11 web page on, you will see that 3 ways to straight set up or improve to Home windows 11 model 23H2—the Home windows 11 Set up Assistant, Create Home windows 11 Set up Media (utilizing the Media Creation Software, or MCT), and the downloadable ISO disk picture—however solely two of three really work: The MCT nonetheless creates 22H2-based set up media. This regardless of the observe on the high of the web page that reads, “Present launch: Home windows 11 2023 Replace l Model 23H2.”

In order that’s nice, I assume.

As for what the frick Microsoft is doing messing round with “bundle dimension optimization,” one can solely speculate. However you’ll be able to simply create set up media your self now utilizing that downloadable ISO and a instrument like Rufus. Which is strictly what I did this previous week as a result of I would like to maneuver ahead right here, not wait on an organization that may’t be bothered to inform clients what’s happening. What a disgrace.