How to update Windows 10

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By default, the Windows 10 operating system will automatically check for updates. When an update becomes available, Windows 10 will download the update to your computer, and install it. Updates to Windows 10 often include security fixes and new features. As such, it is important to update Windows 10 when new updates become available. Microsoft plans on releasing new feature upgrades to Windows 10 two or three times per year. Service updates that include security fixes will be released as needed, and also on regular Patch Tuesdays.

You can manually update Windows 10 if you can’t or don’t want to wait for the automatic download and installation. Windows may need to restart in order to complete the installation process. Windows 10 allows you to configure your active use hours, and to set a custom restart time if the update requires a restart. The option to defer feature updates is also available. Nonetheless, you may want to update your computer when it’s convenient for you.

Update Windows 10 from Settings

Click or tap the Start button, and choose Settings.

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Click or tap Update & security in the Settings window.

update Windows 10

The first Update & security setting in the left navigation is Windows Update. Under Update status in the Windows Update panel, click or tap the Check for updates button.

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Windows 10 will check for updates. If an update is available, it will download and install. A progress bar with a completion percentage will display during the process.

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If the update requires a restart to complete, you will see several restart scheduling options. Choose to restart your computer during your inactive hours, choose a custom restart time, or restart your computer right away. To restart your computer immediately, click the Restart now button in the Settings window, or click Start button > Power > Update and restart.

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Once your computer restarts, navigate back to Windows Update. Click the Check for updates button. Under Update status, you will see Your device is up to date display if no further updates are available.

While visiting the Windows Update panel, take the time to review your Update settings. Under Update settings, click the Change active hours link to configure the time range when you usually use your device. Your computer will not restart itself during your active hours. Click the Save button to save your settings.

Before you close the Settings window, you may also want to stop Windows 10 from using your bandwidth to share updates with other PC’s on your local network, and on the Internet.

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