Articles in Category: Windows Update
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.
Windows feature updates are supposed to be delivered in a somewhat timely fashion. If not, or if you’re just impatient, you can force the issue.
On occasion, Windows Updates can seem to take forever. Here’s what to look for and what to do when that happens.
Keeping Windows up to date is normally handled cleanly by Windows itself. There are times you may want to force the issue to ensure your machine is as up to date as possible.
After a bad experience with Windows Update, it’s tempting to bail on the idea completely. Unfortunately, that can leave your machine vulnerable to malware.
Windows 10 warns when it’s coming to “end of service”, but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?
The best way to make sure Windows 10 is up to date is to let it do the job for you automatically. I’ll discuss why you want it to and what options you have.
Windows Update has been known to cause Windows restarts at inopportune times. I’ll outline the approach I recommend to keep restarts in control.
We need updates, yet they can cause problems. How aggressively should you update your Windows 10 machine?
Windows 10 is updated fairly frequently, but not all of those updates are the same. I’ll review what happens when.
Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I’ll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the “nuclear option”.
Staying up to date is an important part of staying safe. Sometimes that means disk space is slowly used for more and more updates — and sometimes not.
It’s important to develop a sense of what to expect so you recognize legitimate update messages.
Unless you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I’ll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong.
Unsupported hardware because the CPU is too new? It’s a scenario some users of older Windows versions can experience. There are a couple of solutions.
My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.
Software rot can result in odd behavior, including a Windows update causing other software to fail. Here’s one approach to try to get things working again.
We hear of Windows Update messing up computers. I’ll look through one scenario and offer some advice and a reminder: it’s not your fault.
What Windows Update leaves behind isn’t trash at all, but rather files with a specific purpose.
Every Windows 10 update should just work. Unfortunately, for some, they just don’t.
Windows 10 Home edition gives you little control of Windows Update. I do have a fairly large hammer you can use.
While it is frustrating, Microsoft doesn’t give us as much control over Windows 10 updates as we might like.
If you’re eager to get the newly released Windows 10 Creators Update, I’ll show you how.
You can keep Windows Update from rebooting for certain key hours of the day, within limits… and as long as you’re not a work-a-holic.
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.
I received a question that pointed me to an article on a reputable mainstream press site discussing the Windows 8.1 Update that Microsoft recently rolled out. The update will become the new baseline for Windows 8 and within a month or so, it’ll be required in order to receive continued updates. Their article’s headline compared getting the … Read more
It all really boils down to how updates are applied. Some you can delete, others you should not. I’ll review the different types.
It’s important to keep software up to date, and there are several ways to do it. But when it comes to drivers… be careful!
InstallShield is a component to help keep your computer up to date. We’ll walk through how it ended up on your computer and how you can manage it.
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.