Do you often feel caught up remembering birthdays, anniversaries and other important events? If yes, then be rest assured that you’re not alone! Don’t you think we have to feed our brain with too many things all at once? Just like this, there’s another important thing which we have to always keep track of and that is updating our Windows and app on a time to time basis. With each and every new update Windows tend to enhance our experience and brings out a better version of Windows with bug fixes and improvements.
Updating Windows is also important from security point of view and it is advisable to always work on the latest version to keep any potential threat at bay. So, it’s always recommended to keep your Windows and third-party applications up-to-date to keep your PC safe.
If you face a lot of trouble remembering things here’s a quick guide on how to update Windows automatically and to keep all apps to update by making a few tweaks in settings. Let’s get started!
How to Update Windows 8 and 10
The process of updating Windows now has become way more streamlined as compared to earlier versions. Follow these quick steps to keep your Windows up to date.
Launch Cortana, type “Windows update Settings” and then hit enter.
In Windows update settings window, tap on the “Check For update” button to see your Windows is currently running on which version.
Now you will see a list of various available updates for Windows. If you’d like to see more information about the available updates, click the “Details” option.
To view your recent history of updates, tap on “Update History” option. Here you can view the entire list of previous updates along with their status whether they were successfully installed or not.
If you wish to uninstall one or more previously installed Windows updates, hit the “Uninstall updates” option.
Select the respective Windows update name from Control Panel window and tap the “Uninstall” button.
If you also want to update Microsoft Office and other apps along with Windows, there’s an easy option for it in Advance settings. In Advance Options page, select “Give me updates for other Microsoft updates when I update Windows”.
The next option which is see on the list is “Defer Feature Updates”. As we’re all aware Windows automatically updates all security settings. If you enable this option Windows will still downloads and installs security updates automatically but holds off on downloading any other sort of updates during that period.
How to Check Updates for Windows Apps
There are a few apps like Apple Software updater which come with a built-in updater so for that we don’t have to worry and check on updates. As soon as a new update arrives it notifies you so that you can download and install them.
But what about the rest of apps? We cannot keep a track of each and every app installed on Windows, right? It’s a tedious task for sure! So, to save yourself some time and hassle you can rely on any authenticate third party tool which does all the work for you.
There are few tools like Patch My PC Updater, Ninite Updater etc. which constantly check your system apps for updates and notifies you if any update is available. If you’re looking for an affordable option without spending an extra penny then Patch My PC is an ideal pick.
Patch My PC has a simple, easy to use interface. All you have to do is run this tool once a while so that it checks for available updates. In this way you can easily monitor which apps wants your attention and which can wait!
So folks, here was a quick guide on how to update Windows and take care of third party applications in the most simplest way possible!