Article ID : 00020312 / Last Modified : 03/29/2019

How to access and use the Windows Update utility.

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Windows Update is a Microsoft® utility that allows the operating system to receive software updates to resolve specific issues. Follow these steps to access and use the Windows Update utility to check for operating system updates.

  1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right or top-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings icon. Image

    NOTE:  The Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

  2. In the Settings screen, in the lower-right corner, click Change PC settings. Image
  3. In the PC Settings screen, scroll down and click to select Windows Update.
  4. In the Windows Update screen, click the Check for updates now button. Image
  5. The Windows Update utility will now begin to search for any updates available for your computer.