It is important to keep computer up to date with latest updates and patches. These updates protect your computer from viruses and malwares and fixes any bugs found in previous version of operating system.

Below are the methods available in Windows 10 to change the update settings.

Manual Updates

You can manually check and install the updates from Microsoft.

Step 1: To get started, type updates in search bar. Once "Check for updates" is found, click it

Check for updates in Windows

Step 2: Click Check for Updates. If any updates are available, windows will give you the option to install otherwise it would say your device is up to date.

Check for Updates button

Automatic Updates

Windows 10 gives you two choices for automatic updates.

  1. Automatic - Windows 10 will auto-reboot your PC
  2. Notify to Schedule Restart - Windows 10 will install the updates but notify you to schedule the restart to applies updates

You need to perform following steps in order to configure Automatic updates.

Step 1: Type updates in the search bar. Click Advanced Windows Update options

Configure Automatic Updates in Windows 10

Step 2: Choose Automatic or Notify to Schedule Restart

Windows Advanced update options

How to Change Windows 10 Update Settings

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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