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Windows 10- Checking for Updates

How to update Windows in Windows 10

  1. To install Windows Updates, open up the settings menu. This can be done by searching Settings in the lower left-hand side of the screen.

  2. Select the Update and Security option to see the current status of your computer, which will inform you if updates are currently available.

  3. If your device is installing or has installed updates, you will see one of the following screens below. When updates are finished downloading,
    your computer will need to restart in order to complete the install of the updates. If your screen looks like the screenshot on the left, then please
    wait for the updates to finish downloading. If you see the screen on the right, select the Restart Now option as shown below.


  4. If your device is already fully updated, you will see the following screen. To ensure that there are no new updates available you will
    want to check for updates manually as described in the following steps. Please click on Advanced Options as shown below.

  5. Under the statement Give me updates for other Microsoft products, please make sure the checkbox or toggle is either checked or set
    to on as shown below.

  6. Click back arrow in top left to get back to the updates page shown below. Now you can click Check for Updates as shown as number 1 below.
    If the screen finds updates, please wait for them to download and install. When the screen returns to the state of the picture below, then click
    Check online for updates from Microsoft Updates as shown as number 2 below.

  7. If you're computer still says You're up to date after checking updates using both buttons, then you may close out of the window.
    If your computer starts to download updates and install them, please go back to Step 3 of this document to finish applying the

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:Operating System   Doc ID:70648
Owner:Joshua S.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2017-02-13 17:56 CDTUpdated:2019-12-02 15:52 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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