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#1 boristhecat

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 11:03 AM

So far I've never had a message about free upgrade to Windows 10. Is there something you must do to get it?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 11:07 AM

Are you allowing updates?

 

Are you having problems installing updates?


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:03 PM

I've never updated it since I bought it 2 years ago. It runs absolutely fine so there's no need to.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:31 PM

There are some very good reasons for getting these updates.  Since you have not allowed any updates you don't have the updates Microsoft has included which prep your computer to be upgraded to Windows 10.  A good portion of the updates are security related.  The dangers these are addressing occurred or are still occurring after the release of this version of Windows.

 

The bottom line... unless you wish to purchase a copy of Windows 10, you need to get all of the updates.  If the version of Windows 7 that was installed on this computer didn't include Service Pack 1, you really need to do the updates.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:05 PM

There are some very good reasons for getting these updates.  Since you have not allowed any updates you don't have the updates Microsoft has included which prep your computer to be upgraded to Windows 10.  A good portion of the updates are security related.  The dangers these are addressing occurred or are still occurring after the release of this version of Windows.

 

The bottom line... unless you wish to purchase a copy of Windows 10, you need to get all of the updates.  If the version of Windows 7 that was installed on this computer didn't include Service Pack 1, you really need to do the updates.

I've got service pack 1 but not anything else. When I'm ready to upgrade then I simply install all relevant updates and I'll get a message? 
Has SP1 been released for Windows 10 yet?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:21 PM

Window 8.1 and Windows 10 don't have Service Packs.  Windows 7 was the last operating system which has a Service Pack.

 

Just install all of the updates which are classified as Important.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:57 PM

So I assume instead of a service pack they simply update constantly?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:46 PM

I've never updated it since I bought it 2 years ago. It runs absolutely fine so there's no need to.

Your computer may run fine and you may not notice any issues but security vulnerabilities are discovered every day.  Many updates are patches for these vulnerabilities.  That is why you should always keep your operating system up to date.

 

So I assume instead of a service pack they simply update constantly?

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 06:38 AM

OK Thanks all






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