Checking for and Installing Windows Updates

Keeping up on your computer updates can ensure your device is both safe and up-to-date on items like drivers that help run accessories like mice, keyboards, and printers. 

There are 2 methods to keep your computer up-to-date and secure:

  • Checking Windows Updates
  • Using the Software Center

Check for Windows Updates

1.  Click on the Windows Start Menu windows logo in the bottom-left corner of your Desktop.

2.  Type 'Check'.
3.  Click on 'Check for updates'.

Type in Search Bar


4.  In the new window, you can see the last time you checked for Updates (A) as well as the
'Check for updates' button (B).
5.  Click the 'Check for updates' button.

Checking for Updates button

Tip: You can also click the 'Check online for updates from Microsoft Update' to get even more updates to drivers, plugins, and BIOS.

updates

6. The system will now check for an available update.

checking

7.  If it finds an update you can install it, otherwise, you will see, “You’re up to date”.
 

Up to date

Software Center

1.  Click on the Windows Start Menu windows logo in the bottom-left corner of your Desktop.

2.  Type 'Software'.
3.  Click on 'Software Center'.

software center


4.  Once the Software Center App opens, click 'Updates' in the left-hand menu.

Updates in SC


5.  If you have any items in the window, click the “Install All button” in the upper-right corner.


6.  If you see a message that says 'No items found', this means you have no pending updates and are done!

 

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