How to: Configure Windows 10 to automatically install critical updates


1) Right-click your Start button and choose Settings.

Alternatively, you may hold down the Windows key Windows key on your keyboard and press X. Then, click Settings.

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2) Click Update & security.

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3) Click Advanced options.

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4) Enable both of the following settings by sliding the switch to the "On" position:

  • Receive updates for the other Microsoft products when you update Windows
  • Show a notification when your PC requires a restart to finish updating

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If there are any important updates available from Microsoft for your operating system or software, they will be downloaded and installed automatically.