Update software, apps, and drivers on your Samsung PC

Galaxy Book Pro 360 with windows update screen

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, your Samsung PC 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.

Use Samsung Update

Note: Samsung Update supports most Samsung models. If the app is not supported on your device, use Windows Update instead. Please see the next section for more details.

The Samsung Update app allows you to download and install recommended apps and drivers for your Samsung PC. It is usually preinstalled on Samsung PCs, but you can download it from the Microsoft Store if you don't see it.

  1. Select Start, and then scroll to and select Samsung Update.

  2. In most cases, your model will automatically be detected and the list of apps and drivers will indicate what is or is not up to date. Otherwise, enter your PC's model number in the Search bar, and then choose the appropriate software version, such as Windows 11 or Windows 10 v20H2.

    Note: If you aren't sure about your PC's model number, select How to find your device model name under the search bar, and then follow the instructions.

  3. Select your desired drivers or installation files, and then select Download. The updates will automatically install.

Samsung Update Download drivers screen

Use Windows Update

Drivers necessary for your Samsung PC can also be found through Windows Update. This is also how to receive important updates to Windows from Microsoft.

On your PC, select Start, and then select Settings. Select Update & Security or Windows Update, and then select Check for updates. If Windows finds updates, they will download and install automatically. In some cases, drivers may be considered an optional update, but it's recommended to install them.

Check for updates highlighted on a Windows 11 PC

Here are all the available update settings:

  • Pause updates: Prevent any updates from automatically installing. On Windows 11, you'll have several time frames to choose from. On Windows 10, the default time frame is 7 days, and you can change the amount by going to Advanced options.

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

    Note: On Windows 11, you need to select Advanced options and then select Active hours.

  • Update history: See which updates were made and when. You can uninstall updates and also access the Recovery mode.

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

  • Windows Insider Program: Get preview builds of Windows to share feedback on new features and updates.

    Note: On Windows 10, you can find the Windows Insider Program option on the main Updates & security page.

Uninstall updates

Sometimes updates happen at an inconvenient time. If needed, you can uninstall a recent update.

  1. Select Start, and then select Settings.

  2. Select Update & Security or Windows Update, and then select View update history or Update history.

  3. Next, select Uninstall updates, and then select your desired update.

  4. Select Uninstall, and then select Yes to confirm. Wait for the update to be removed; during this process, your PC may restart.

A list of updates with Uninstall option at the top

Update device drivers

Updating the drivers for your Samsung PC can be done through either Samsung Update or Windows Update. However, getting drivers for any external devices you connect to your PC is also important. Windows Update may offer these drivers as well, but may mark them as optional.

If the external device or component you are connecting happens to also be made by Samsung, such as a monitor, you may find drivers for it from our Download Center. If drivers are not available from the Download Center, then available drivers from Samsung Update and Windows Update can be used, or the drivers built-in to Windows may be sufficient.

Devices or components made by manufacturers other than Samsung may offer drivers directly from their site. See Microsoft's help article for how to install and update drivers for additional information.

Samsung Download Center with a list of product types

Update apps

You can update your PC's apps through the Microsoft Store. It's a good idea to check for app updates after receiving a new version of software updates from Windows Update.

  1. Navigate to and open the Microsoft Store.

  2. On Windows 10, select More options (the three dots), and then select Downloads and updates. On Windows 11, select the Library icon in the lower left corner.

  3. Select Get updates to check all your apps for updates; your apps will begin updating.

    Get updates highlighted in the Microsoft Store
  4. You can make sure that apps are automatically updated by enabling the Auto update feature. On Windows 10, select More options (the three dots), select Settings, and select the switch under App updates. On Windows 11, select your profile icon in the upper right corner, select App settings, and then select the switch next to App updates.

  5. If you’re no longer using a certain app, you can uninstall it.

  6. If the Microsoft Store app itself is one of the apps being updated, the store will close as the update is applied. You can then reopen the Microsoft Store and check again for updates.

    It is also possible to install desktop apps that are not found in the Microsoft Store. These apps are maintained by their developers. If you'd like to install or update these apps, you can contact their developer for more information.

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