Make application still useful even when it is outdated

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What will happen if one application becomes outdated?  When we cannot update anymore due to lack of space or out of memory. For most people, the tendency is they will just leave the application on one side then try to look for something more efficient to use.  My question is how can I make the application still useful when it is outdated? And how can I know if it’s time to update or when new version came up?  I need some advices. Thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #97053

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It all depends on the application. Some applications are almost useless without update such as an anti-virus. But you can use some application even though it is outdated. An MS office application is an example. Even without update you can still create or edit files. However you will not be able to get any new functionality but that will not be much of a problem as you did use the application as it was in the past.

 

About how to know when to update, most application has an option that allows it to download updates automatically or ask you before downloading. You can change this in its settings. For security software and operating systems updates must be done as soon as it is available, for others you can do it at your own leisure.

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Generally, when a certain product is expired and or out-of-date, it's hard to find ways to make this product turn into useful piece/unit.

There are numbers of reasons why we should not use expired and outdated software and or applications. First of, expired or outdated application has no updates at all. What the software have is what you can get.

Secondly, outdated application has no standard way to make use of the application. A security software for example, once out-of-date this software is no longer useful. This is the chance that the virus can get into your computer because it doesn't have updated software.

This the same applies to an application because it doesn't have updates of the new feature that might helpful to you.

However, whatever this applications have before and after it expired, you can still use whatever it have. The best way to get an update is to run the update scan of your Windows if it's this application is owned by Microsoft.

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Hello Ron,

When your computer is out of space thus hindering you to successfully install updates, you should clean your system of ant unused programs, broken registrys, out of date programs, queued errors and other files that may be taking up space on your computer and you do not need them. To clean up your system, use the DISK CLEAN UP utility which you access by going to start on your computer system, and then type Disk Clean Up in the blank search field. Press enter after that.

When the disk clean up dialog comes up, choose the drive you want to clean which should be the primary hard drive that has the operating system and then click OK. Next check all the files that you want to empty from the system. You will see that a lot of space has been taken up by these files on your computer. Click OK for the clean up process to start.

To know the right time to update your software, you simply go to the application and in the menu click on help, then check for updates. Make sure that you do this while connected to the internet. The application will go online and check for recent updates and if they are there, it will prompt you to install.

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Lee Hung

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Make application still useful even when it is outdated

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Hi Ron williams:

Outdated software in its most simple definition would mean an older version of a software, granted a newer version has been released and is being used at present. That said, most people would prefer to use an updated version just because of the new changes that have been brought in to the software. However if updating is going to be a problem due to certain limitations on the system, then the best thing to think about is: does the current version of the software still me your demands and uses for it? If yes, then you can just go ahead and keep using it. Upgrade when there is an absolute need.

Thank you. Hope this helps.

Clair june

Answered By 10 points N/A #97059

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The Java application of my cellphone became outdated. You are right,  Sharathr. I can't use it :(.

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