1.    04 Oct 2015 #1
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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.    04 Oct 2015 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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.    04 Oct 2015 #3
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    I think I'm reading out of date articles, it seems there are a number of stories on this and its doing a good job of confusing people, I'm like many who have upgraded and do not like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.    04 Oct 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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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