Microsoft made a huge leap forward in terms of their windows operating system, when they released the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Not only did they refine the platform as a whole, but they changed almost every little feature, to make up for all the mixed bag of releases of the previous years. What’s more, they even made the upgrade free for an year, so customers who had a PC running Windows 8.1, could upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Even today, while the professional edition of Windows 10 costs money, the home edition is still available for free, and you can still download and install it on your Windows 8.1 system.

Aside from the OS upgrades, Microsoft seeds periodic updates from time to time, where each update brings much needed bug fixes and even some new features and functionalities that enhance the productivity of the platform. Microsoft did announce that Windows 10 would be the last named operating system for Microsoft, and the versions that follow would build upon this platform.

If you want to update the Windows 10 OS on your PC/Laptop, there is a very easy way to do it, and in this tutorial, we will show you how to update your copy of the Windows 10 OS.

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


How to update Windows 10


Step 2. Scroll through the settings menu and click on the ‘Update and Security‘ tab.


How to update Windows 10


Step 3. Make sure that the Windows Update tab is selected on the left hand side pane.

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How to update Windows 10


Step 4. Now, Windows 10 will check for any updated that have been released and will display the same on the right hand side pane.


How to update Windows 10


Click on the ‘Download and Install’ button under the list of the update and once the update package is downloaded, you will be asked to restart the system. The update will be installed during the reboot process, and in a few minutes, the system will boot with the new updates installed.

You can choose to make the Windows 10 PC update automatically, but only a reboot will make the installation final. Now, if you will not be using the PC, or you want undisturbed usage without update prompts, you can pause update for a week. Doing this will stop update notifications from popping up for a week, after which you can either keep them paused, or perform the update.