It is important to keep Windows updated to protect your system from malicious attacks and keep your system running smoothly.
Windows updates include
- Security updates – patches and fixes to known security flaws in the operating system.
- Driver updates – current updates to any out-of-date drivers on your system.
- Software add-ons or fixes to enhance the performance of the operating systems.
Microsoft bring out regular updates which need to be
installed. These updates can be set to install/download as required. Most leave
the default option and install windows updates automatically when available. This
can be problematic when you go for a brew and come back and find your windows
system updating …. We will talk about windows update settings later in the article.
To check for Windows updates type “windows update” in the
search bar and then click on “Windows update settings” the following screen
Windows updates settings allow you to –
- Check for Windows updates
- Pause Windows updates
- View Windows updates installed.
To check for windows updates click on “check for updates”
Windows will then check if there are any updates available for your system
If there are any Windows updates available they will automatically
download and install, as you can see from the example below. Some updates
require you to select them to download and install if you think they are
required. If you want this particular update click “download and install”
If you do not wish to have Windows decide when you download/install Windows updates you can pause updates for 7 days or up to 35 days in advanced options. To pause click on “pause updates for 7 days”
To check what windows updates have installed on your machine select “view update history”
Windows updates has advanced options click on “advanced
options” and the following screen appears
These options can be toggled as required. An important option is the Pause updates, this enables you to select how long your machine does not receive windows updates up to 35 days.
This concludes how to run windows updates and the other settings available in “windows update settings” The above information is true for both windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Home.
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