Everyone knows the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016, right?
That's when Microsoft officially ended the Get Windows 10 program and, to the relief of many, stopped forcing the GWX tool onto the PCs of unsuspecting users who were perfectly happy with their current version of Windows and had no desire to upgrade.
Whether you’re installing a new Windows by choice or by necessity, you will soon be pretty sick of wasting hours downloading all the hotfixes from Windows Update and continuously downloading patch after patch.
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Windows Vista and later provide a Control Panel to configure update settings and check for updates.
The Windows Update Control Panel also has the function of downloading Windows Ultimate Extras, optional software for Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
Hardware failures, viruses, or even computers with poor performing or highly abused operating systems are all reasons to have to wipe the old system and start again.
Some users even install their operating system regularly to keep it clean and running at maximum performance.
One solution is to use a slipstreaming application like n Lite to integrate hotfixes into the install disc, but even these become outdated every month after the latest round of hotfixes.
If waiting for all the updates to install doesn’t appeal, an alternative is to have a program store and automatically install the updates for you from a USB stick or external hard drive.
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Right click on the Command Prompt shortcut and select Run As Administrator.