When it comes to computer operating systems, arguably, the most popular one is Windows, and the latest version, Windows 10, has taken this reputation higher. While it’s still essentially a work in progress, like any other OS, Microsoft has been diligently providing updates at regular intervals, with each one elevating the platform to a new level.

There are primarily two kinds of upgrades that Microsoft provides –

  1. The Security Update – This is where Microsoft addresses any security issues that have been spotted by developers or reported by users after using the platform for the designated time period. Also, if there are new security protocols or features that have to be introduced, these updates serve the purpose and it is highly recommended that you get these updates into your system whenever it is released.
  2. The Feature Update – This is the update we all look forward to subconsciously. Microsoft studies the use cases of their OS and spends 3-4 months developing features for Windows 10, that cater to their users and elevate their computing experience. While some of these features are purely software-based, there are some which require a certain class of hardware on the users’ end. Whatever the case, Microsoft ensures that Feature updates are seeded to the entire Windows 10 user base. The catch here is that, if your computer does not meet the hardware requirement for certain features, that feature will not work on your system.

Now, whatever category of update Microsoft releases, there is one central location where you can find them and download them on your system.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to check for an update for Windows 10 on your PC.

Step 1. Open the ‘Settings‘ app on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

Step 2. Click on the ‘Update and Security‘ tab from the settings menu.


How to check for an update for Windows 10 on your PC


Step 3. Click on the ‘Check for Updates‘ button to check for new updates.


How to check for an update for Windows 10 on your PC


If there are available updates, you can now install them with a single click, and in a few moments, the PC will be up and running with all the new features or security updates.