Managing Updates in Windows 10 & 11

Managing Updates in Windows

Managing Updates in Windows

Managing Updates in Windows 11

Windows 11 offers you the choice of when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely. If you’re not ready to get recommended updates, you can choose to temporarily pause them from being downloaded and installed.

  1. Select Start > Settings > Windows Update.
  2. Select the amount of time you’d like to pause for. Note: After the pause limit is reached, you’ll need to install the latest updates before you can pause updates again.

Your device will need to restart to finish installing updates. If you’re asked to restart your device while you’re busy using it, you can schedule the restart for a more convenient time:

  1. Select Start > Settings > Windows Update.
  2. Select Schedule the restart and choose a time that’s convenient for you. Note: You can set active hours to make sure your device only restarts for updates when you’re not using your PC. Get updates when you’re away from your PC with active hours in Windows

Managing Updates in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers you the choice of when and how to get the latest updates to keep your device running smoothly and securely. If you’re not ready to get recommended updates, you can choose to temporarily pause them from being downloaded and installed. In Windows 10, version 1903 (or later), Windows 10 Pro, version 1809, or Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1809:

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update .
  2. Select either Pause updates for 7 days or Advanced options. Then, in the Pause updates section, select the drop-down menu and specify a date for updates to resume. Note: After the pause limit is reached, you’ll need to install the latest updates before you can pause updates again.

Your device will need to restart to finish installing updates. If you’re asked to restart your device while you’re busy using it, you can schedule the restart for a more convenient time:

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update .
  2. Select Schedule the restart and choose a time that’s convenient for you. Note: You can set active hours to make sure your device only restarts for updates when you’re not using your PC. Get updates when you’re away from your PC with active hours in Windows
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