Updating Windows

Why Update?

There are three important reasons you should make sure your computer has the latest Windows updates:

  • Updating your computer fixes known security issues with the operating system. Your computer connects to the FSU network, and unless it has the latest updates, it can create weak spot on the network. In the event your computer is not updated accordingly, someone outside the network could gain access to shared resources via your computer.
  • You are responsible for any actions taken through your computer, even if you are not doing them. If your computer is found to be attacking other sites and/or distributing illegal material, your FSU account may be locked out and any computers registered under your account will not be allowed to access the campus network.
  • Updates fix problems with the operating system and helps make your computer run better.

Fortunately, updating is easy, and often automatic.  Still, while Windows 10 defaults to updating on its own, you can also update it manually.  (Windows 8 and 7 operate in a similar way).

1. Click on the start button and select Settings in the menu. 

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2. In Settings, select Update & Security.

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3. Click on the Check for updates button.

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4. Wait for Windows to finish looking for updates and installing them.

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5. Once all updates are done, "Your device is up to date. Last checked, Today [time of day]" should appear under Windows Update, in the same window.