Windows Updates for Windows 10 computers

We have re-designed our Windows Updates process to be more streamlined for Staff and Faculty using Windows 10 computers. Instead of IT deploying Windows Updates every month through the Software Center, it uses the familiar built-in ‘Update & Security’ button that is widely used in all consumer Windows 10 devices already.

Installing Windows Updates

Security Updates will be available to install directly from the Windows Updates screen.

  • Get the by selecting Start > Settings > Update & Security

By default, Microsoft Updates will install on their own after IT receives and tests the updates. This is typically done automatically when your computer isn’t in use. If you want to manually check for updates, simply click Check for Updates and the available updates will be installed.

After Updates Install

After Windows Updates have been installed, you will see a notification appear stating that you can either Restart Now, Restart Tonight, or Pick a Time. It’s important to note that you will have 7 days to schedule the restart to finish configuring Windows Updates on your own, or the deadline will be reached and Windows will attempt to reboot your computer even during the day.

We strongly recommend taking a few moments to schedule a reboot time if you aren’t ready to reboot your computer. If you dismiss this notification and don’t choose one of these options, Windows will automatically try to reboot your computer overnight.

Scheduling the reboot

Scheduling the reboot is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. After the updates have been installed, click Pick a time.

If for whatever reason you need to change the scheduled restart time:

  1. Select the Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
  2. Select Schedule the restart and choose a date and time that's convenient for you.

As the restart time gets closer, you may be notified before your computer is set to reboot. Your computer may notify you 4 hours before, and then 15 minutes before, a pending reboot. You may see the message below, and you will have the ability to Reschedule the restart time if your computer will be in use.

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