In this guide, Windows@llGuru explains how to keep an up to date Windows 10 system and provides details on the benefits of updating your Windows 10 PC.
Why Is It Important To Keep An Up To Date Windows 10?
There are many reasons why it’s important to keep an up to date Windows 10. The first reason is that you’ll gain access to all of the latest features as soon as they’re released. If you do not udate your Windows 10 regularly, you’ll miss out on these features.
You can check our latest Windows 10 build post to see what kinds of features are added with each update.
Getting access to the latest features is actually one of the less important reasons to keep an up to date Windows 10 operating system. The major benefits for keeping your OS up to date are related to safety and security.
Millions of malicious attempts to hack into computers and steal personal data and credit card information happens every single day.
Microsoft works hard to ensure that their software is up to date and can prevent any attacks, but if you do not use an up to date Windows 10 PC, you fall victim to any potential security loopholes that hackers may have been able to find in older versions of the software.
These loopholes are often patched as soon as they’re found and are then pushed out in each new Windows 10 update.
How Do You Keep An Up To Date Windows 10?
If you’d like to keep an up to date Windows 10, you must change a few options within the Windows 10 settings menu. The best method is to set up automatic updates.
Follow the steps listed below to set up automatic updates for Windows 10:
- Open the Start menu by clicking the Start Menu icon in the bottom left corner.
- Search for ‘updates’ and then click on ‘check for updates.’
- On the following page, click the ‘check for updates’ button. If updates are available, download them.
- To ensure automatic updates are on, click ‘change active hours’ and set a start time and end time – during these hours, updates can be downloaded to your PC.
- Click ‘restart options’ to set up a set time for your PC to restart – this means your Windows 10 PC will automatically restart to install new updates at this time.
- go to the main updates page again and click ‘Advanced options.’ Make sure that the Pause Update toggle button is switched to the OFF position.