Running updates in Windows 10

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We always recommend making sure all data and information is backed up securely before running updates.
Running updates on your computer’s operating system is a lot more critical than you might think. Companies like Microsoft and Apple constantly roll out updates in order to keep your system up-to-date, safe, secured, and functioning properly. Some of these updates allow you to access new features on Windows applications, some resolve any issues or bugs within the operating system, and some are security updates. Security updates are definitely important as they protect your computer from malicious attacks.

Here’s how to access these updates through Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button in the lower left corner
  2. The tiles panel opens up and just above the Windows icon is a gear icon for “Settings”, click on the gear icon and the “Settings” window will open
  3. Click on the last icon, “Update & Security”
  4. You’ll see a button that says “Check for updates”
  5. Click this and Windows will start searching for any known updates available (if there are none, it should say “Your device is up to date.”
  6. Restart your device in order to finish installing updates after they’ve been downloaded

On the “Update & Security” window, you can also modify the time and day of when you will allow Microsoft to run updates automatically. On older versions of Windows, you could turn on/off automatic updates but this is no longer a feature in Windows 10.