How can I configure my Windows 10 computer to automatically download and install security and software updates?
Microsoft releases new versions of their software (Windows operating system updates as well as application updates) through Windows Update. Microsoft also releases security updates and patches through Windows Update. Microsoft is committed to have Windows 10 computers update automatically.
To verify the Windows Update settings on your computer:
We recommend that this setting be turned off to protect you from potential security issues. Also, if you are using a personal (rather than public or school) Internet connection while this setting is enabled, you may be charged for the bandwidth used by this feature to distribute Windows updates from your computers to others.
Automatic updating ensures that your computer has the latest software available for Windows, protecting it from potential security issues. Updates are automatically downloaded in the background when you are online and should not interfere with your computer use. If you disconnect from the network, the updates will resume downloading the next time you go online.
Last Modified August 5, 2015