Articles tagged: windows update

Windows Update Troubleshooter

How Do I Fix Windows Update?

Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I’ll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the “nuclear option”.

Pausing or Delaying Windows Updates

Tip of the Day: Delay Updates in Windows 10

Microsoft, We Deserve Better

Microsoft, We Deserve Better

Updates to Windows seemingly can’t be trusted, and yet they’re forced on us. Something must change.

View Update History in Windows 10

Tip of the Day: View Your Update History in Windows 10

Pausing or Delaying Windows Updates

Should I Install the Latest Windows 10 Update?

My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.

Why Haven't I Received the Latest Windows 10 Update?

Why Haven’t I Received the Latest Windows 10 Update?

The latest major update to Windows 10 has an issue that’s preventing wider rollout. I’ll review what it is, and what to do.

Windows 10 Routlette

Coping with Windows 10

Windows Update seems less than reliable. How can you prepare for what may or may not happen without tearing your hair out?

October 2018 Windows 10 Update

Critical: Back Up Before the 1809 Windows 10 Update!

The October 2018 Windows 10 Update is apparently deleting some people’s files. Here’s how to prepare and protect yourself.

Healthy Computer

Are Automatic Updates a Good Thing?

Unless you’re willing to pay a lot of attention on a very regular basis, automatic updates are an important part of keeping your machine safe.

View installed updates link

Why is Windows 10 being downloaded to my machine? And how do I stop it?

It appears Microsoft may be pushing Windows 10 to machines even when it hasn’t been requested. That’s just wrong, and I’ll show you how to stop it.

Windows 10 Update delivery options

Turn Off Windows 10 Peer-to-Peer Delivery Optimization

Windows 10 peer-to-peer sharing (or “delivery optimization”) is a technology used to make updates quicker and more reliable. Unfortunately, it does come with some risk.

Microsoft Update Install Updates

Do I Need Everything Installed by Microsoft Update?

Microsoft Update works hard to make sure your system is up to date and safe – especially safe. It’s generally not a good idea to second guess it.

XP's Tombstone

Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows XP?

Windows update can update more things than just Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Do I need to run the Malicious Software Removal tool?

Malicious Software Removal Tool is something that’s downloaded and run by automatic updates, regardless of  the anti-malware tools that you may already use, to provide a base level protection to the operating system.

Managing Windows Update

Windows Update is a silent and key workhorse in keeping your machine safe and secure from the latest threats and bugs. It’s a good idea to check in on Windows Update once in a while to make sure things are as they should be, and operating according to your wishes.