Updating Windows

Microsoft made updating Windows software more complex with the advent of Windows 10. How you update Windows now depends on what version of Windows you have.

To check for updates:

In either case you will usually have to restart Windows after the update.

Note: in Apr 2017 Microsoft made it much harder to learn about security updates. Prior to that date, Microsoft pub­lished a page which concisely reported all updates; after that date, Microsoft instead published a page which buries security update infor­ma­tion in a huge morass of details.

 

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