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    Windows 10 update in place?

    Today, when my wife started her two month old laptop (came with Win 10), it decided to update in place (as far as I can work out). Why was this, or rather where can I look to see why? Once it had upgraded (nothing appeared to have been lost), it then required some updates as well. Seems to be working OK.
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    What version of Win10 came with the PC? If it was the original release build 10240 then it was probably upgraded to build 1511. Why that took so long since build 15111 was released last November is anybody's guess. Also, there was just a cumulative update released for Win10 build 1511 yesterday.

    You can see the update history at Windows 10 update history and Windows 10 release information. Note: unless you know differently you should pay attention to the Current Branch updates.
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    OK, that seems to make sense. I've no idea which build was on the PC and there doesn't seem to be any way of finding out. However it's definitely on 1511 now.
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    To determine the Build, click on the start icon and type Winver and click on the Winver Run command in the search results.

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    Jerry, surely that only shows the current build, not the one that preceded it?
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    You're right. I misread your post thinking you wanted the current build.

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    Just a note here: Not everybody got the auto update to 1511. I had to use the MCT to get to 1511 from 10240 so maybe MS is still slowly getting 1511 out. The W10 update history shows that they are still doing security updates for the original 10240.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    Just a note here: Not everybody got the auto update to 1511. I had to use the MCT to get to 1511 from 10240 so maybe MS is still slowly getting 1511 out. The W10 update history shows that they are still doing security updates for the original 10240.
    Yes, it's probably a good thing Microsoft still provides those security updates.
    I'm guessing that there are lots of folks who used the Media Creation Tool to make installation USB flash drives back when the latest version was 10240. Anytime they use one of those to install Windows 10, if they don't check the box to download the latest updates (or if they're not connected to the Internet at the time), the resulting version will already be outdated! It might be prudent of Microsoft to provide security updates to such a "10240-computer".
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