Re: IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required


Gene
 

Many people turn off automatic updates who have legitimate copies of Windows.  They want control over what updates they receive. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required

I wonder if those who have such systems have pirate copies of Windows
and have turned off auto update.



On 12/7/2017 4:58 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
> Could I ask how people could end up without sp1, as I seem to recall
> from friends that this update some years back now was pushed
> automatically to existing systems and its not just nvda which relies
> on it either.
>
> Also now, how would a user get it and install it, is it relatively
> simple on the Microsoft site or would you suggest going the whole way
> and going to 10 before 31st Dec while a free update is there. I'm
> assuming that the old version of 7 will still allow the update.
> Brian
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph Lee"
> <joseph.lee22590@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:18 PM
> Subject: [nvda] IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4,
> Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required
>
>
>> Dear NVDA community,
>>
>>
>>
>> It was brought to developers' attention that some people were having
>> issues
>> upgrading to NVDA 2017.4, and turns out some were using Windows 7 RTM
>> build.
>> Thus the following community directive:
>>
>>
>>
>> In order to use NVDA 2017.4 or later, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or
>> later is
>> ABSOLUTELY required.
>>
>>
>>
>> To find out which Windows release you've got:
>>
>>
>>
>> 1. Press Windows key to open Start menu.
>> 2. Type "winver" without quotes and press Enter.
>> 3. Check the build shown on About Windows dialog.
>>
>>
>>
>> If the build number is 7601 or higher, you're all set. If it is lower
>> than
>> that:
>>
>>
>>
>> * If using Windows 7 RTM (build number is 7600), please use NVDA
>> 2017.3, upgrade to Windows 7 SP1 first, then update to NVDA 2017.4.
>> * If using versions other than 7 (build number is less than 7600),
>> then NVDA 2017.3 is the last supported version for you.
>>
>>
>>
>> In the next few weeks, some add-on authors will announce minimum
>> supported
>> versions of NVDA and Windows. For example, if you are using
>> StationPlaylist
>> Studio add-on, starting from version 17.12 stable, Windows 7 SP1 or
>> higher
>> is absolutely required.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Joseph
>>
>>
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