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Windows Updates on your Samsung PC

Samsung Galaxy Book S sitting on table with an updating signal

Software updates are a vital part of keeping your PC running its best. It's important to periodically check for updates since they are released at different intervals. To make things easier, Windows Update allows you to quickly check and apply updates. You can even customize the update options, so they'll only happen at times that are convenient for you.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by software version and model. Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Check for updates

You do not have to fire up your browser to check for updates; you can look for them right from your Start menu.

Click the Start icon, and then click Settings. Click Update & Security, and then click Check for updates. If Windows finds updates, they will download and install automatically.

There are other update options available in this menu. For example, if you don't want to perform an update right now, you can pause updates for 7 days.

Windows Update settings menu

Here are the other available update settings:

  • Pause updates for 7 days: Prevent any updates from automatically installing for a week.

  • Change active hours: Set the time you are using your PC, so it will not automatically restart. You can even automatically adjust the active hours based on your activity.

  • View update history: See which updates were made and when. Here you can uninstall updates and also access the recovery mode.

  • Advanced options: Receive updates for other Microsoft products, change restart options, and more.

Uninstall updates

Sometimes updates happen at an inconvenient time. If needed, you can uninstall a recent update to make things go back to the way they were.

Click the Start icon, and then click Settings. Click Update & Security, and then click View update history. Click Uninstall updates, and then right-click your desired update. Click Uninstall, and then click Yes to confirm. Wait for the update to be removed; during this process, your PC may restart.

Installed updates window with a list of updates

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