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  1. Posts : 799
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       12 Jul 2016 #1

    Windows Anniversary. Is it an Update or an Upgrade ?


    I haven't been able to find a definitive answer to this. Many are calling this an 'update', whereas a few are mentioning 'upgrade'.

    My understanding is that as an 'Update', we have no choice but to install it when released. i.e its just a normal Windows update.

    If it is an 'Upgrade', then Pro and Enterprise users can defer that.

    Which is it please
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  2.    12 Jul 2016 #2

    It will be the latest Build of Windows 10, call it what you will. It will be offered through Windows Update, if you have Updates scheduled to automatically download, it will download and install it for you. If you want to choose when or if to download, you can choose to Defer Updates by go to Settings/Update and Security/Advanced Options

    Windows Update - Defer Upgrades in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Jul 2016 at 07:38. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 799
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       12 Jul 2016 #3

    Thanks for the reply.

    I actually already have 'defer upgrades' selected... although I wasn't aware of being able to defer updates though, as that was always one of the big moans about W10.

    So come early August, will the anniversary update/upgrade install on this PC or not ? That's really what I'm trying to find out

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  4.    12 Jul 2016 #4

    Click the Learn More in your screen shot and you'll see this,
    Defer upgrades in Windows 10



    • Some Windows 10 editions let you defer upgrades to your PC. When you defer upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months. Deferring upgrades doesn’t affect security updates. Note that deferring upgrades will prevent you from getting the latest Windows features as soon as they’re available.



    I would say, no, it will not upgrade to the new build.
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  5.    12 Jul 2016 #5

    I don't see the sense in deferring it - unless it's a business situation and there is a real reason to do so. Sooner or later, you are going to get it anyway.
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  6.    12 Jul 2016 #6

    Some, like to let others test it out first. Then, if there are no gotchas, they upgrade.
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  7.    12 Jul 2016 #7

    We have been testing it since the beginning, by the time Anniversary edition comes out, I/we will not see much change if any.
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  8. Posts : 799
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       12 Jul 2016 #8

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Click the Learn More in your screen shot and you'll see this,
    Defer upgrades in Windows 10................... I would say, no, it will not upgrade to the new build.
    Thanks

    What I'm getting at is whether the August 'release' is going to be classed as a 'deferrable upgrade' or a 'no choice, you get it now update'. You perhaps feel it won't upgrade at once, which suggests its an 'upgrade'.

    That's all I'm trying to ascertain.
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  9.    12 Jul 2016 #9

    Mooly said: View Post
    Thanks

    What I'm getting at is whether the August 'release' is going to be classed as a 'deferrable upgrade' or a 'no choice, you get it now update'. You perhaps feel it won't upgrade at once, which suggests its an 'upgrade'.

    That's all I'm trying to ascertain.
    It's an upgrade. The major build number and the version number will change. Right now we are on version number 1511 and in the 10586 build series. Both those numbers will change. The version number will change to 1607 and the build series will be something in the 14XXX range, probably 144XX. When you get the upgrade through Windows Update, it will upgrade your entire Windows 10 OS. You will get an about 3 GB install.esd file, the current Windows 10 will be backed up to windows.old and Windows 10 will install with a fresh copy. There will be a revert option to go back to 1511 build 10586 and it's looking like that revert period might be 10 days.

    Therefore, the option to defer upgrades in Windows 10 Pro should keep the Anniversary Update (which is really an upgrade) off your computer for at least a few months. They have that option in Windows 10 Pro so that businesses can prepare for the upgrade and do it when they are ready without disrupting service.
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  10. Posts : 799
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       12 Jul 2016 #10

    Thank you. That was the info that I was looking for, that this is a true 'upgrade' and not just an 'update' that most seem to be referring to it as. It will be very interesting to see how successfully it deploys in the field.

    And I guess that begs the next question/s... would you (ten users in general that is) be happy with an upgrade install or will you be clean installing it. That's one for a new thread nearer the time perhaps.
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