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    Check for and Install Windows Update in Windows 10

    Check for and Install Windows Update in Windows 10

    How to Check for and Install Windows Updates in Windows 10
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    03 Aug 2018
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    How to Check for and Install Windows Updates in Windows 10


    Microsoft has made it easier for Windows Update to keep Windows 10 updated by automatically downloading and installing the latest features and improvements, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft—and with fewer interruptions and restarts when you're using your PC the most. The latest updates will automatically download and install when they’re available. (Unless you’re on a metered connection, then updates won’t download until you manually check for updates.)

    Microsoft releases important updates every second Tuesday once a month, known as Patch Tuesday. However, updates could be released at any time.

    Windows 10 will automatically check for new Windows Updates at the time you have set in automatic maintenance.

    You can select to also receive updates for other Microsoft products like Office in Windows Update.

    Occasionally, your PC may need to restart to finish installing the updates. You can set active hours to let Windows know when you're usually using your PC to help prevent inconvenient restarts. When a restart is scheduled, you can use a custom restart time to temporarily override active hours and schedule a custom time to finish installing the current update(s).

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    Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703, Windows Update will now also automatically download on a metered connection only those updates required to keep Windows running smoothly.

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    Starting with Windows 10 build 16199, Windows Update will now list out the individual update status and progress.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 16226, if an update has failed, when available, to help you better understand what went wrong Microsoft will now use a plain text string to describe the error that was encountered. This text, and the error code if visible, will now be selectable so you can easily copy and paste it elsewhere.

    In an effort to prevent PCs from becoming out of date, Microsoft is introducing a change in behavior to Windows Update starting with Windows 10 build 17107 that is designed to be more proactive at keeping PCs updated. In RS4, now when Windows Update scans, downloads, and installs on a PC with AC power – it will prevent the PC from going to sleep when it is not in active use, for up to 2 hours when receiving an update in order to give Windows Update more opportunity to succeed. If you are not seeing this new behavior, let Microsoft know by sending in feedback via Feedback Hub.

    This tutorial will show you how to manually check for and install available updates in Windows Update for your Windows 10 PC.




    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on the Check for updates button. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Windows will now check for updates. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Windows will now automatically download and install any available updates. (see screenshots below)

    Every Windows 10 update requires a certain amount of storage space on your device to help ensure the installation goes smoothly and that it runs well. Before downloading the update, Windows runs a scan to make sure there’s enough space. If there isn’t, you’ll see a message asking you to free up some.

    Free up space to install the latest Windows 10 update | Microsoft Support

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    5. If there were problems installing any updates, click/tap on Retry to try installing them again. (see screenshot below)

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    6. If a restart has been scheduled to finish installing and applying available updates, then you could click/tap on Restart now, let Windows restart later outside your active hours, or use a custom restart time. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    When you PC installs today’s new build update – you will see a new progress experience for installing the update. This is part of an effort to align the experience of installing updates from Windows Update.

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