Updating Windows 10

Windows 10 periodically checks for the latest updates and security features and installs them automatically to keep your device running smoothly and securely.


  1. To begin, click on the Start Button in the lower left corner of the task bar.
    In Windows 10 the Start Button looks like the Windows icon.
  2. Go to [Settings] → [Update & Security] → [Windows Update] → [Check for updates]
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions


Here are some additional links you might find useful:

If you're trying to activate Windows 10, see Activation in Windows 10 for more info.

If you're having trouble installing updates, see Troubleshoot problems updating Windows 10.

If you get an error when trying to update, see Fix Windows Update issues.

For answers to frequently asked questions, see Windows Update: FAQ.

To get the latest major update of Windows 10, see Get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk via email, through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


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