If you find that Windows Update is set to Never check for updates, you better enable it and let it run to apply all due updates immediately.After you made your choice, select a rhythm and time when to install updates, ideally Every day.Under Change settings you can also toggle Recommended updates, Microsoft Update (updates for Microsoft products), or (new Microsoft) Software notifications. What’s important is that you receive security related updates!

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Your troubleshooting should start with a visit to Windows Update in the Control Panel.

In Windows 7, press the Windows key, type Windows Update, and select the matching result.

In Windows 8, press Windows + Q, type Windows Update, make sure you’re searching in Settings or Everywhere, and you should spot Windows Update in the results.

On the initial screen, you should see which updates are pending and when the most recent updates were installed.

The date should not be older than a few days, maybe a week. Click Change settings in the sidebar on the left to adjust your preferences.

Ideally, Windows will Install updates automatically, but if you prefer to be in control, you can also set it to Download updates, but let me choose when to install them.

If the impact of automatic downloads on your Internet bandwidth is of concern, choose Check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them; that way you’ll be notified when updates are pending and can choose a good time to download and install them.

Windows Update is an underestimated cornerstone of your system’s integrity and security.

Microsoft regularly delivers security patches, hotfixes, and software updates through Windows Update.

If this service stops running or is turned off, Windows becomes vulnerable to bugs and security holes.

You also have to update Windows if you want to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10.