How Do You Update Microsoft Windows?


Quick Answer

To update Microsoft Windows, open Windows Update by pressing the Start button, going to All Programs and selecting it from the menu. A window appears that shows the possible updates for the device. Select Install Updates to complete the process.

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Windows Updates can be installed automatically on a reoccurring schedule. From the Windows Update window, go to Change Settings, and set the device to install updates automatically. The schedule to install updates can be set to a specific day and time that fits the user's schedule best. In addition to setting an automatic update schedule, the settings give you the option to select which users can install updates and whether or not to receive all recommended updates or just the important ones.

At any point, you can view Windows Updates to see when the device last checked for updates and when it installed new updates. Through the update history panel, the user is able to see a list of updates that have been automatically downloaded onto the device. This is useful for users who are searching for a specific update. If you feel that Windows is in need of an update, you can choose to manually perform the update process.

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