Windows Update in Windows 10

This tutorial is specialized on Update & Recovery screen in the Settings panel.

Update means set of new programs. Parts of existing system files are installed on your computer helping to improve stability, scalability , and most of the problem people face while running windows. As example people face problem in setting time zone, each time we change time zone to GMT after restarting PC it come back to GMT-2, and so on.

The updates we are talking about is only issued by Microsoft Company, don’t trust any update that comes from 3rd or unknown party.

Microsoft updates contain security updates, drivers update, software updates and so on.

Updates come in regular basis; once updates are available, you must install them to avoid problems in the system.

After installing windows for the first time, Windows will ask you to set setting of automatic updates, so you can change this later. As scheduled action Windows installs downloaded updates at 2 AM. As most of the people are sleeping at this late time, so no work will be interrupted.

There are types of updates; critical updates you can’t decline them like security updates, and Optional updates like language packs, if not installed, no harm will be caused to devices.

Also, there are updates that come in the form of “Services Pack” like the name, it is a pack of updates and it is usually updated to the Core of system files, and it is counted as critical.

To go to update settings: go to the start menu, and on the search box, write “Update Options” you will get search result then click on it.


Now you will get the screen of updates options:


On the first option how updates installed? You can choose

1-Automatic (recommended)

2-Notify to schedule restart, once updates are installed, this option let you determine when the updates will be installed. Windows will open calendar, and you will set a day to install updates.

Another option:

Give me Updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows:

For example, if you have a game or application installed from Microsoft store, updates for these applications will be included, but it may increase time and size of update data.

Another Option:

Defer Upgrades:

Windows 10 allows you to defer upgrades to your PC. On deferring upgrades, new Windows features won’t be downloaded or installed for several months i.e. postponed. Deferring upgrades will not affect security updates.