Windows Updates Part II: Windows 10

Windows Updates Part II: Windows 10


Windows 10 has a different process for updates. For one thing, updates in Windows 10 are automatic; you can’t shut that off. Here’s how to check if you’ve received updates and how to customize how they install.

Type Check for updates into your search box, and click on the results.

Under Update status, you can check for recent updates that haven’t been pushed to your PC yet or see if there are any updates that need to be installed. In my case, I needed to restart in order to install some updates.

If there are any issues installing the updates, you’ll get a notification. You can also click on Update history.

You’ll see a list of update installations. This is where you can also uninstall an update if you think it’s giving you problems. But that doesn’t mean that Windows won’t install that same update again.

Under Update settings, you can change things like active hours and your restart options.

Click on Active hours to set when it’s okay for the device to reboot after installing an update.

If your computer needs to restart to install an update but you need to keep using it, choose Restart options to pick a preferred time to restart the PC to finish installing an update.

Under Advanced options, you can choose to receive updates for things like your mouse, printer, and keyboard; to defer some feature updates (but not skip entirely); and whether you want to allow the PC to sign in and automatically finish installing updates after a restart.

I hope this makes the process easier to understand. Stay safe out there, folks.

~ Cyn
Courtesy of Cyn’s Tech Tips