I believe this is the update that allows WU to offer Win 10 when the time comes. My Win 8.1 has it since April,1 but I have yet to see it offered in either of my Win 7 SP1's.
Well so much for the stupid Windows Search in Win 7...not nearly as functional as in Vista or even XP for that matter.
After delving through all my updates, I found that yes indeed, my Win 7 SP1's both received it on March 28. Around the same time as the GWX folder was created in Windows\System 32, which looks to be an intro to Win 10 folder as I see the Win 10 logo on at least 2 of them.
Mind you some dates are fixed in stone because I just upgraded my main system from Vista SP2 to 7 SP1 and Windows isn't so hot on dates for folder creation, changes etc. etc.
Whomever at MS thought of blank windows as a good emblem for a system, really needs a lesson on aesthetics.
Last edited by Ex_Brit; 04 Apr 2015 at 12:21.
Its for getting Windows 10.
Update for Windows 7 and 8.1 silently installs Windows 10 downloader - Myce.com
I have KB3035583 already installed. Does this mean that version "10" will automatically be installed when ready? I don't think I want a new program installed without knowing what it offers. This update also included other fixes, so I'm between a "rock and hard place" to know what to do. Hopefully, it won't install "10" automatically. Anyone know for sure if it will or not automatically install "10".
What will probably happen is you'll get information as is nears RTM. Some bloggers are erroneously calling it a nag screen, but that's not quite right. You will probably be offered an update to install it if you wish, but can always "Hide" it in windows update.
For more information on Windows 10 though you could visit Ten Forums.
I've been using the tech preview since October an can say it has many improvements over 8.1, some I like , and some I don't really care for(I really love 8.1) but I'll upgrade anyhow, as with all OS's it just takes a month or two to get used to, and after a while it'll feel like you always used it.