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

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

After ending support for the 21H2 Home and Pro editions of Windows 10 back in January 2023, Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise and Education will run out on June 10th, 2024. If, for any reason, you haven’t upgraded to the latest 22H2 version of Windows 10, which was released way back in October 2022, your only choice is to upgrade
Delivery Optimization: How to get Windows updates faster

Delivery Optimization: How to get Windows updates faster

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, Microsoft developed a feature called Delivery Optimization, which allows your computer(s) to grab updates from users on the local network
The complete guide to Windows 11 updates

The complete guide to Windows 11 updates

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 you how to check and download Windows 11 updates, how to see Windows 11’s update history, and how to configure
How to pause Windows 10 updates

How to pause Windows 10 updates

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 and bug fixing, Microsoft does have a history of delivering buggy updates that cause problems to some users. Therefore, if
What’s new in Windows 10 version 22H2?

What’s new in Windows 10 version 22H2?

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 because the update will install like any small monthly update. For older versions, the installation process will be more time-consuming.
How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

How to block Windows updates (2 ways)

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 drivers and give users back control over what gets installed in Windows. Unfortunately, the company took it down from their
How to pause Windows 11 updates

How to pause Windows 11 updates

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 troubleshoot a buggy update, you can postpone Windows 11 updates for up to five weeks. If you want to know
5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

5 ways to uninstall Windows 11 updates

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 and remove updates in Windows 11, including uninstalling them from Safe Mode if the system fails to boot normally. Without
What's new in Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

What's new in Windows 10 October 2020 Update?

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 thing. In a way, it looks more like a service pack aimed at improving stability and fixing bugs. Are you
What's new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

What's new in Windows 10 May 2020 Update?

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, and call it May 2020 Update. This update brings several new features, improvements, tweaks, and many fixes to Windows 10.
What's new in Windows 10 November 2019 Update?

What's new in Windows 10 November 2019 Update?

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 fixing bugs, and the update comes with smaller fixes and improvements. Most of them are related to fine-tuning how Windows
The complete guide to Windows 10 updates

The complete guide to Windows 10 updates

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 you want to know everything there is to know about Windows Update in Windows 10, including how to open it,
What's new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update? 13 new features!

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

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 to know what is new in Windows 10 May 2019 Update, and whether it is worth updating sooner rather than
Set the Windows 10 update schedule, and when it restarts the PC

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

  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, there is a small yet helpful feature named Active hours, that controls when Windows 10 reboots and updates itself for
3 ways to uninstall Windows 10 updates

3 ways to uninstall Windows 10 updates

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 10 updates. How do you do that? How do you "delete a Windows 10 update" that was already downloaded and
7 reasons why you should get Windows 10 October 2018 Update

7 reasons why you should get Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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 to the operating system, there are a few that are exciting or at least interesting. They are reasons for why
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has been silently delayed by Microsoft

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has been silently delayed by Microsoft

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 that are members of the Windows Insider program. Most Windows insiders assumed from the little information that was available to