Windows Update: FAQ

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 7Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to make sure your device is secure and up to date. This means you receive the latest fixes and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected. In most cases, your device will need to restart to finish updating. Make sure your device is plugged in when you know updates will be installed.

Click the questions below to see answers about how Windows Update keeps your device up to date.