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How to update Windows 10

This is a quick illustrated guide to updating Windows 10. There are two methods you can use to update Windows 10, both are highlighted below.

Note: Before using either method to update: Make sure you have a valid backup before attempting an OS upgrade. While things rarely go wrong during OS updates, we want to make sure your data is safe before attempting to upgrade.

Method 1: Windows 10 Update Assistant

Note: Despite having a few extra steps, this method is slightly more reliable, as it will assure that you are on the newest version of Windows 10 available. Method 2, the Windows Update version, may install a slightly older version of Windows 10.

  1. Go to the support.microsoft.com article here: CLICK HERE
  2. Click ‘Download the Update Assistant’
  3. Hit ‘Update Now’ to download the update assistant.
  4. Launch the downloaded file.
  5. Hit ‘Yes’ on the User Account Control prompt to launch the updater.
  6. Click ‘Yes’ / ‘Accept’ / etc. to start the installation process. The installer will check to make sure your computer is compatible and start the update process.
  7. The update process will be automatic. Your computer will restart once or twice during this process, but after a few restarts, your computer should be on a newer version of Windows.

Method 2: Windows Update 

  1. Click your search bar in the bottom left corner of your computer, and search for “Windows Update.” You should get a search result that says “Check for Updates”
  2. If prompted, click ‘Check for Updates.’ Depending on how up to date your computer is, this may happen automatically.
  3. Windows Update should automatically detect that you need a Windows Feature Update, and will start the installation automatically. At a certain point, it’ll prompt you to restart the computer. It’ll restart and finish the installation. Once you log back in, you should be on a newer version of Windows 10.

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