It is always a great idea to install Windows updates! They can resolve issues within the Operating System, and also patch security issues.
Before installing Windows updates, it is definitely recommended to have a backup of your system. If you haven’t already, you can run through our guide here to ensure you have a backup plan in case anything goes wrong.
- Windows 10 laptop/computer
- An active internet connection
- Please note: if you are using a phone for internet connectivity, excess downloads may encounter a large amount of fees.
Installing the updates:
- Click on “start”
- Click on “settings” (cog-looking icon)
- Select “Updates and Security” (if it’s not showing on the screen, make sure the window has been maximised)
- Click “Check for Updates”; updates will be automatically downloaded and installed by default
- Once the
updates have been downloaded and installed, you will be prompted to restart the
system. Click the “restart now” button when you are ready to install the
updates as shown below
- This can take some time to complete depending on the number of updates that are being installed
- If you are using a laptop, make sure it is plugged in, so you don’t lose power during this process
- If you don’t select to restart now, you can schedule the restart by clicking the circled text below
- Your computer/laptop will restart (possibly multiple times) and then come back online after the updates have been installed
- Complete the above steps until you are prompted that there are no more updates; your system will state “You’re up to date”, and below that it will display the date in which you last checked for updates!
Congratulations on taking the first steps to protect your computer, and ensuring your system is running as smoothly as possible!