The Importance of Windows Updates (and how to do them!)

The Importance of Windows Updates (and how to do them!)

Many of our customers come to us with issues which directly as a result of failed updates, or lack of updates to their computer. Windows 10 is supposed to automatically download and install updates to make sure your computer is secure and up to date. But quite often, users simply deny or ignore the update or fail to re-start their computer to complete the update. Leaving the device plugged in is also essential, as updates can fail if power is lost – which can lead to much bigger problems in the Operating System.

Updates are super important! They allow the latest fixes and security updates, helping your device run efficiently and keep you protected from viruses and malware. Updates repair known ‘flaws’ in Microsoft products and operating systems. The fixes, known as patches, are modifications to software and hardware to help improve performance, reliability and security.

So, what happens if you don’t install updates?

If you don’t install updates your computer will be more susceptible to threats and vulnerabilities and as malware is constantly evolving - without the latest security patches from windows updates, your PC (as well as your data and your security) is more at risk. Your system could also experience compatibility issues with the hardware and software used in your computer and you will miss out on any new features that are introduced from Microsoft.

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