Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates to make sure your device is secure and up to date. This means you receive the latest features and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and stay protected. The below information is intended to help you answer questions and troubleshoot common problems with your Windows 10 update.
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Your device may not be able to update to the latest version of Windows 10 for a few reasons. The following tips can help you pinpoint the issue affecting your device.
Before you begin, make sure your device is plugged into a power source and connected to the internet. Then, try the steps listed below to get your PC to update.
Before trying any of the solutions below, make sure you back up your personal files. You can use File History to back up your files to another drive, or insert a USB drive and use File Explorer to drag and copy important files to the USB drive. If you’re signing into Windows with a Microsoft account, your system settings will be automatically restored after updating, once you’re connected to the Internet.