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    How to update Windows 10 or Windows 11

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    How to update your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11? Windows 10 and Windows 11 receive updates in much the same way. You can update Windows through the Settings app on your computer. Windows installs updates automatically, but you can also check for updates manually. If you want to turn off Windows updates, you can temporarily block automatic updates.


    In the early days of Windows, updating a computer was a chore. This made it easy for viruses to spread and at times it seemed like no two computers were running Windows alike.



    Fortunately, Windows 10 and Windows 11 make upgrading a lot easier. By default, Windows should already download and install updates automatically (although you may need to restart your computer).

    If you think there may be an update that you haven't received yet, you can manually check for Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates. And if automatic updates are bothering you, even if they are very important, we must point out, you can pause them.


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    How to update Windows manually

    Windows is designed to install updates in the background, without any input from you. Even so, you can check for updates and have Windows install them immediately.

    This can come in handy if you need a new feature included in an optional update or if you're fixing a problem with Windows and the latest update might fix the problem.

    1. Click Start icon (or press the Windows key ) and then click Settings. It might just look like a gear icon.
    2. The Settings app will open. If you are using Windows 10, click Update and security. If you are using Windows 11, click Windows Update at the bottom of the left sidebar.
    3. To see if any updates are available, click Check for updates. It is possible that the page will start checking for updates as soon as you open it, without clicking.
    4. If there is an update ready to install, it should appear below the button Check for updates. click on DownloadDownload and install o Download now.

    You will need to restart your computer to install any updates, so make sure all your work has been saved before installing.




    How to disable Windows automatic updates

    Windows Updates are turned on by default and it is not possible to “permanently” disable Windows Updates in Windows 10 without disabling important system settings.


    But you can temporarily disable automatic updates. In Windows 10, you can pause them for up to a month at a time; in Windows 11, you can only pause them for a week.

    1. Go back to the Settings app and open the updates screen again.
    2. Now, depending on what version of Windows you have:
    • In Windows 10, click Advanced options, then scroll down to the section Pause updates. Here, do click su Select date and choose the date until which you want to suspend updates.
    • In Windows 11, scroll down to Other options and select l 'Break option for 1 week.

    Further Reading:

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    • How to see which version of Windows is installed
    • How to disable automatic driver update in Windows 10
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