Updates are critical to keep your device running smoothly and securely.

How to update Windows yourself.

  1. Click or tap on the Taskbar icon farthest to the right on the bottom of your screen, as shown below:
click here to check for updates

2. Click or tap on All settings, as shown below:

this should show up for you

3. Click or tap on Update & Security, as shown below:

click here to initiate the process

4. Click or tap on Check for updates, as shown below:

click here to check for updates

Even if Windows claims to be up to date, you must click or tap on Check for updates again. And, do this as many times as it takes to get your device up to date.

You may have to restart Windows along the way, sometimes even more than once. Every time you log back in, click or tap on Check for updates.

Do not assume that Windows is up to date until you have confirmation that it is, in fact, so.

Windows does check periodically for the latest updates and security features. And, when any are found, Windows will install them automatically. You can read what Microsoft says about updating Windows.

Windows Update troubleshooter

If you struggle, download the troubleshooter to get help with fixing the problem. Then, double-click on the latest wu.diagcab file to run the troubleshooter. Then, follow the steps to find and fix any underlying problems.

Regardless your effort, you may not get Windows to cooperate on occasion. If you get desperate, let me connect remotely to your computer to look into this for you. You can allow me to connect via my secure SOS remote connect service. While I can likely get to the bottom of this for you, you will have to pay for my time.

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