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


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In windows 7 though you have the opportunity to allow them to download and then only install them when yyou want to. In this case I'd always allow service packs as otherwise you are taking a chance on vulnerabilities not being patched.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
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Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] IMPORTANT COMMUNITY DIRECTIVE: to use NVDA 2017.4, Windows 7 SP1 or later is absolutely required


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

Gene
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From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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"
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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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