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Blackberry's avatar

How does a computer know that it needs to be updated when it's not even connected to the internet?

Asked by Blackberry (31712points) May 3rd, 2012

What is this mystery?

I only want nice people to answer.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

It is longing for a “internet connection”.

I am a nice person.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Really there maybe a date code in the computer that tells it to look for and ask for andupdate.

CWOTUS's avatar

Unfortunately, I am precluded from answering. It’s a good thing, too, because I don’t have a better answer than @Tropical_Willie.‘s If it’s not online, then it has to be a time-based issue.

Blackberry's avatar

@CWOTUS Get off your lazy balls and give me what I want. Lol.

CWOTUS's avatar

The wording of your question means that I can’t answer. And the wording of my unauthorized response indicates that I don’t have a better one, anyway. So there, biotch (to drive home the point that I’m not a nice person).

Blackberry's avatar

Just messin’ with ya. Thanks @CWOTUS :)

ETpro's avatar

Ha! I only have one flaw. I like getting points even though it’s pointless. Am I nice enough? I need to know before I risk offending you by answering.

zadeem's avatar

I’m told by my resident nerd that the software has expiry dates, therefore its a timer thing.

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