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By default updates are set to install automatically in Windows 10 - but if you wish to change settings or manually run Windows Update you can access it via Settings - see here for instructions on accessing Settings

 

From the main Settings screen click Update & security

 

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On this page you can then see a brief summary of your update settings, and you can click Check for updates to see if any new updates are available

 

You can also click Advanced options if you wish to change when updates are installed, view what updates have already been installed or change how you get new versions (builds) of Windows 10 - I advise leaving all these options set to the default settings

 

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Updates installing prompt

 

After Windows Update automatically downloads and installs updates you will often see the messages below when booting or restarting your computer - these are updates which could not be installed when Windows is running so are automatically installed during a shutdown or restart - as the message states do not switch off your computer, wait a short while and the update process will complete automatically

 

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Updates for Windows Store Apps

 

If any of the applications you download from the Windows Store have updates available then these will be automatically installed for you

 

But if you wish to manually check for updates then access the Windows Store by clicking the Store icon on the start menu

 

You will then see the following screen - click on the icon as shown circled in red below

 

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A menu will appear as shown below and you can click Downloads and updates

 

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This will then take you to the following screen where you can click Check for updates

 

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