Windows 10 Tutorials 29 – Installing Windows Updates

Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

Here’s a look at how easy it is to install and deploy updates for your OS.

You can find Windows Update in both Settings and Control Panel on your Windows 10 device.

The former option allows you to check for new updates manually, install the ones that are available, view your update history and choose how updates get installed. The more traditional Control Panel screen offers greater customization of how Windows Update works.

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Check for new updates to Windows 10 via this panel

Microsoft releases several types of updates on a regular basis, including:

  • Security updates, intended to protect computers from newly discovered security vulnerabilities.
  • Critical updates that usually aren’t security related, but solver reliability or data integrity issues.
  • Windows Defender definitions are also delivered here, to detect and protect against malware.
  • Service packs contain dozens or even hundreds of small updates all rolled into one.

If you have selected the default settings to automatically install updates when you set up Windows in previous versions, these patches and definition updates are deployed routinely.

The preview builds of Windows 10, of course, do not come with options to disable updates.

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The installation process of new updates

You will either be notified when new updates are available, or you can manually check for them via the screen above and initiate the download.

It is a good idea to install all updates as soon as possible to keep your Windows 10 PC secure and running smoothly without any performance or reliability issues.

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3 thoughts on “Windows 10 Tutorials 29 – Installing Windows Updates”

  1. I don’t know , I’ve had both Windows 8 and Windows 7 and I disabled updates for both of them. Yeah, Windows 8 was super buggy but let’s face it, this had nothing to do with updates. With Window 7 I had no problems whatsoever so I have no clue whether to enable updates or not.

    • Yeah, I did the same thing. It’s just too tiresome to get updates almost every day and some of them were giving me some serious errors. I think they should focus on updating less and actually try to give us updates that don’t ruin things instead of fixing them.

  2. I had to format my PC after one such update. I was running Windows 8 and after an update one evening it started going crazy on me to the point where I couldn’t use it for anything. Thank God I was able to format it and things went back to normal but no more updates for me since then! But maybe Windows 10 will be a totally different beast altogether. We can only hope so.


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