To continue receiving important security and quality updates, and to help protect your device from security risks and viruses, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10. If you’re currently running an older version of Windows 10, you may receive a notification that your device will be missing important security updates because your version of Windows 10 is no longer supported.
What can I try to update my device?
There are many reasons your device may not be able to update to the latest version of Windows. This article contains troubleshooting steps you can try to get your device up to date.
You don’t have to be a computer whiz to follow these instructions―these are some of the most common workarounds that help people get their PCs updating again. (There are also advanced instructions at the bottom of this page.) If you continue having problems updating Windows 10, contact Microsoft Support.
Before attempting any of the solutions below, it’s a good idea to 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.