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    How long

    If one chooses not to go to Win 10 does anyone know how long Win 8.1 Home will be supported by Microsoft and will u still be able to control ur own Updating Updates after Win 10 comes out?

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    Windows 10 forces update installation. There is no option for non-enterprise users to control updates.
    No longer the case, there is now a MS utility to hide updates.

    Windows 8 end support date is 2023.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ha=Windows%208

    You have at least 1 year to take the free update, plenty of time for MS to sort out the inevitable issues.

    cheers, Paul
    Last edited by Paul T; 2015-07-28 at 02:32.

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    Paul. Thanks for that info but, I think u missed most of my question : I have Win 8.1 Home and if I don't move to Win 10 till 2023 if I'm still alive lol in the meantime will I still have the choice of Updating Updates like we all have now or will that change for all Windows Versions when Win 10 comes out. Thanks.
    drdoo2 / Pat

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    Support information is here.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ha=Windows%208

    This is not a forced update per se, you can control it within the Windows Update settings, although MS would prefer that you didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdoo2 View Post
    I have Win 8.1 Home ... will I still have the choice of Updating Updates like we all have now
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by drdoo2 View Post
    ... or will that change for all Windows Versions when Win 10 comes out. Thanks.
    No.

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    Thanks Bruce. I finally got a straight answer. Thanks again.

    drdoo2

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    Thank you, I was going to ask the same question thanks for post

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