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How to work with Windows Update to keep your operating system up-to-date. How to deal with botched updates, delay Windows 10 updates, and more.

Windows Update

Delivery Optimization: How to get Windows updates faster

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.09.2023
Traditionally, Windows updates were downloaded straight from Microsoft’s servers to your PC. This meant that Microsoft had to have a huge infrastructure to deliver updates to millions of users worldwide and that, sometimes, the speed of downloading updates was frustratingly slow. To improve the situation,...
Windows 11 updates

The complete guide to Windows 11 updates

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 30.08.2023
Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with many new features and improvements. However, to have the best user experience and enjoy the best performance and security, you must keep your Windows 11 device updated. In this guide, I’ll show...
Windows Update

How to pause Windows 10 updates

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.11.2022
When writing this article, Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 2022 Update (version 22H2). As always, the company initially throttles availability to ensure a reliable download and installation experience, so the update was only offered to some. While this feature update is about quality improvements...
Windows 10

Windows 10 Update Assistant: Upgrade Windows 10 to the latest version!

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 02.11.2022
On October 18th, 2022, Microsoft began distributing the 2022 Update for Windows 10 through Windows Update and the Media Creation Tool. Additionally, this update, also known as Windows 10 version 22H2, is available through the Windows 10 Update Assistant - a small executable file that...
Windows 10

What’s new in Windows 10 version 22H2?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 31.10.2022
On October 18th, 2022, Microsoft released Windows 10, version 22H2, also known as the Windows 10 2022 Update. This version is available for existing Windows 10 devices through Windows Update. Devices currently running Windows 10, version 20H2 or newer, will have a fast installation experience...
Windows Update

How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 19.11.2021
Knowing how to stop a Windows update can save you a lot of trouble if an automatic download causes system instability or crashes. In the past, Microsoft developed a tool called “Show or hide updates” that could fix existing issues caused by faulty updates or...
Windows 11 updates

How to pause Windows 11 updates

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 11.11.2021
Unfortunately, Windows updates are often a hit-and-miss affair, with many users rushing to update their operating system only to find that the process broke built-in apps and features or even made their device unusable. If you’re cautious about updating Windows 11 or you want to...
Windows 11 updates

5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

  • tutorial
  • Tudor Dan
  • 03.11.2021
Even if Microsoft does test its updates, in recent years, there were many occurrences of buggy updates ruining system stability. Therefore, uninstalling Windows 11 updates can come in handy if your system doesn’t function properly after updating. This article shows you five methods to view...
Windows 10

What's new in Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.10.2020
The autumnal October 2020 Update (version 20H2) for Windows 10 is out and brings a few new things designed to streamline our experience with this operating system. While this update doesn't come with as many new features as previous ones, that's not necessarily a bad...
Windows 10

What's new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.04.2020
The Spring of 2020 has arrived and, just like it did in the last few years, Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new major update for Windows 10. Initially, everyone thought it would be called April 2020 Update. However, Microsoft decided to postpone it,...
Windows 10

What's new in Windows 10 November 2019 Update?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 17.10.2019
In November 2019, Microsoft has scheduled the release of the next feature update for Windows 10, bringing it to version 1909. However, this update does not bring significant new features or changes, like previous updates. For November 2019 Update, Microsoft has changed its focus to...
Windows Update

The complete guide to Windows 10 updates

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 18.06.2019
Windows Update is an essential part of running Windows 10, regardless of which edition or version of this operating system you are using. Windows Update is the way Microsoft releases not only the so-called feature updates, but also regular bug fixes and security patches. If...
Windows 10

What's new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update? 13 new features!

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 22.05.2019
On May 21st, 2019, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10, called Windows May 2019 Update. It is a significant upgrade bringing several improvements to Windows 10, specifically to the user interface and the security features of the operating system. If you want...
Windows Update

Set the Windows 10 update schedule, and when it restarts the PC

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.04.2019
  Windows 10 Home users do not have much control over what updates are pushed to their PCs by Microsoft. However, users can choose when to reboot their computers or devices to install the pending operating system updates. In the newer versions of Windows 10,...
Windows Update

3 ways to uninstall Windows 10 updates

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.04.2019
It is usually a good idea to install all the Windows 10 updates that are available for your computers and devices. However, from time to time, some updates might cause problems or crashes. Those are the times when you probably want to uninstall those Windows...
Windows 10

7 reasons why you should get Windows 10 October 2018 Update

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 02.10.2018
Windows 10 is an ever-changing operating system, and Microsoft introduces new features periodically. The latest major update for Windows 10 is called October 2018 Update, and it was launched on October 2nd. Although the new October 2018 Update does not add tons of new features...
Windows 10

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has been silently delayed by Microsoft

  • news
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 11.04.2018
Microsoft has never said anything publicly about the next release of Windows 10: it did not communicate an exact launch date, and it did not even confirm the name - Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. That name only showed up on several occasions to users...