Question about Automatic Updates

  1. DRFP's Avatar
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    Question about Automatic Updates


    I have a question about Windows 10 and Automatic upgrades, windows 10 is free for a year, I was reading an article that said you will have to upgrade your computer by 2016 if you want to keep windows up to date?

    I thought Windows 10, once installed and activated, was free forever? Meaning once you have it it will not automatically update a couple years later and all of sudden tell you to pay a fee.

    Am I missing something here?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello DRFP, :)

    People have until the end of July 2016 to claim their free upgrade offer to Windows 10. If they don't claim it by then, they'll have to buy a retail copy afterwards.

    Once you have claimed and upgraded to the free Windows 10, it is activated forever just like any other retail copy.

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  3. DRFP's Avatar
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    I think I'm reading out of date articles, it seems there are a number of stories on this and its doing a good job of confusing people, I'm like many who have upgraded and do not like automatic updates. I want the option to update later after the update is out for a a couple of weeks to see if others are having problems. This whole Automatic updating is very disturbing to me
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    It is true that Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs Windows Updates.

    There are a couple of workarounds though.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html
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