Updating Windows 10.

You may be asking:

“Why do I need to update my workstation?”

Because, viruses and malware are constantly looking for exploits (a general term for any method used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to your computers).  They look for areas within the programming code of software where a mistake was made, and a hole was left open.  Hackers go into these holes and make modifications to your system.

Most recently, we’ve found viruses like WannaCry ransomware, where computers are modified, encrypted, and criminals ransom money from victims so they can get their files back (maybe).

This can happen to a Mac, or PC using Windows.  So, what you need to do is patch your operating system.

“Why isn’t this done automatically?”

Some updates are done automatically.  On a Mac, you’ll be prompted to update when required.  But, sometimes people are too busy to take the time to do this, and they put it off.  Plus, a lot of people don’t look for the optional updates, which are sometimes just as important as the critical ones.

How to Update Windows 10

  • Go down to the “Start” menu which is normally in the lower left-hand corner of your screen (a solid-colored flag with 4 windows). Click here.
  • Type the words: “Windows” > space > “Updates”
  • Press “Enter”
  • The Update Settings will appear. Click the button that says: “Check for updates”
  • The computer will check what updates are necessary. If it finds updates it will prompt you, and you can click to update. Or, it will tell you that everything is updated.
  • Once the installation has occurred. You’ll be prompted to reboot.
  • Then, go back in and check for updates again to ensure everything was updated properly.

Make sure you do this once a month (at a minimum) to ensure a “healthy” computer.

For more information, contact the team at RCOR Technologies at: (919) 313-9355 or tim@rcor.com

Happy & Safe Computing!