Microsoft frequently releases security patches for its Windows software. Rather than doing the updates by hand, Windows will automatically detect and install these vital updates.

General Instructions

  1. Open Windows Update with the following path:
    • Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update
  2. Here, you can manually check for updates by selecting Check for updates.
  3. You can also set when your active hours are, so that Windows will not install updates when you are actively using your machine.
  4. If need be, you can also choose to temporarily pause updates for seven days. After the seven days have elapsed, automatic updates will begin again.