Windows update

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Why do you need it?

Windows 10 is under continuous development. New features, bug fixes and security patches are made frequently, making your operating system more versatile, stable and secure. You might be fine without a new feature, but if your computer is connected to the internet, you should have the latest security updates.

How to make sure you get the updates?

Open the Start menu and click on the gear icon to open the Settins:

Cick on Update & Security:

If it shows “You’re up to date“, you are good to go. Windows should be checking for updates automatically. If it shows “Updates are paused”, resume it.

It’s good to get a notification when a reboot is required for an update, click on Advanced options to see if this is turned on:

Why is a reboot required?

While the system is running, it means files, services and programs are in use. If a new update need to replace these, you will have to restart your computer.

What if an update breaks something?

Sometimes it can happen, but generally it’s not the case. If it’s causing a widespread issue, Microsoft will try to fix it as soon as possible. If you are having problems after an update, you can always roll it back. To learn how, please click here.

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