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How to run Windows Updates

Most computers on campus are set up for automatic Windows Updates, but it's not a bad idea to try to run updates manually to see if the computer has been updated so that you can run them if it hasn't. This is especially important when there is a security bug like the Internet Exporer zero-day vulnerability

To run your Windows Updates:

  1. Go to the Start Menu

    Start button

  2. Click on Control Panel

    Click on Control panel

  3. Click on Windows Update (Note: You can also find Windows Update by searching it in the Search box)

    Windows Update

  4. If you see a screen that says "Windows is up to date" (like the one below), your computer is up to date. If not, proceed to step 5.

    What it looks like if Windows is up to date

  5. If your PC is not up to date, click on Check for updates on the left side of the window and then click on Install updates

    If windows isn't up to date