How To Update Windows Using Windows Update (2020)
- October 8, 2019
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
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This lesson can be found within my book 27 Amazing Windows 10 Performance Boosting Tips: A Complete Visual Guide For Beginners, Intermediates & Experts. The goal of this lesson is to teach the user How To Update Windows Using Windows Update in 2020. This lesson is performed using a complete visual guide. First, we will assess the primary skill one user will obtain through the lesson. Second, a brief risk analysis of how the lesson can impact system performance and security. Finally, we conclude with learning why this particular lesson is important.
Skills Obtained In This Lesson:
Risk Analysis Of This Lesson:
Why Learning How To Update Windows Using Windows Update (2020) Is Important:
Are Windows Updates Stable?
Before we begin the robust process of system optimization, we must first ensure Windows is on the latest version. Microsoft often releases stability and performance updates, which is why Windows Updates are so critical. For those who avoid Windows Updates like the plague, this particular tip may make you cringe – but updates are a necessary evil.
Microsoft has come a long way since the destabilizing service packs of their predecessors. Thanks to mobile devices such as tablets and phones, the heightened competitive nature of operating systems forced Microsoft to step up to the plate. Necessarily, they could no longer get away with destabilizing their user experience. Microsoft most recently learned this hard lesson through their release of the wildly unpopular Windows 8 operating system.
Did Microsoft Learn Their Lesson?
When Windows 8 was released, there was an almost universal rejection of their new interface. The interface and backlash caused severe damage to Microsoft’s brand, and they had to quickly come up with a resolution for users. Usually, it was common for Microsoft to release “lemon” operating systems between stable ones. Between Windows 98 and XP was Windows ME. Between Windows XP and Windows 7 was Windows Vista. And most recently, between Windows 7 and Windows 10 was Windows 8.
Microsoft would use this alternating method to experiment with different features and user experiences. While they inevitably made good on these experiments, Microsoft could no longer get away with this with Windows 8. At the release of Windows 8, the use of Computers and Laptops had dropped significantly. In other words, their customers had other options.
Updating Windows to the latest release ensures the installation of the most recent stability and performance features. Quite often updating the Windows operating system can improve system performance. No matter what, the most recent updates ensure Windows has the most recent security protections from outside attacks and malware. Every IT professional knows how external attacks and malware can slow down computers.