How to Update Windows 10

Windows 10 updates are very important to keep your system secure and up-to-date with the latest features. If you got a good enough internet connection, you should always keep Windows 10 up-to-date as soon as a security/feature update is released. Unlike the previous versions of the OS, Windows 10 notifies users as soon as an update is available. In this article, we are going to take a look at the steps required to update Windows to the latest version.

Steps to Update Windows 10

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Go to Settings (the gear icon).
  3. Navigate to Update & Security.
  4. Then to Windows Update.

The screen will list several updates, either small or big based on the current version of Windows 10 you are using. There will be both security updates and feature additions. It will display the details of every specific item on the screen. You could choose which ones to download. As soon as the update is downloaded, Windows will automatically install it on your PC.

Some large OS updates might require Windows to restart. In this case, it will ask you to restart your PC to complete the updates. If you just want to complete the process next time you restart or shut down your computer, you can ignore it for now.

How Often should you Update Windows 10?

There is no specific period or frequency for the Windows 10 updates. We recommend checking for updates every once in a while and make sure that the pending updates are not security fixes or patches. If the updates are related to system security, it is a good idea to perform them as soon as possible. If it is some feature additions or minor bug fixes, you may choose to postpone it for later.

If you have a good internet connection, shouldn’t turn off the automatic Windows updates. It is better to keep it active so that Windows will automatically download and install them periodically without manual action.

Does Updating Consume Additional Disk Space?

Sometimes, Yes, sometimes No. It is completely based on the type of update Microsoft pushing in. If it is a feature update, chances are that it is going to take up some amount of additional storage from your Windows 10 PC. If it is a minor security patch or bug fix, you won’t see any noticeable difference in your disk usage. In most cases, you shouldn’t be worrying about it.

However, if you are running very low on disk space (less than 5GB), you might face issues if other programs use up that space while Windows trying to download the updates. So, it is a good idea to clean up some space if you are extremely low on storage.

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