2 Free Ways To Update Windows (Faster)

Regularly updating the PC’s OS is an easy and effective way to keep your computer running smoothly. Each update brings new changes and fixes the problems in the previous versions. You will have new features, fewer bugs, and most importantly, the latest security patches. Fortunately, It is really easy to update Windows 10 on your PC.

By default, the Windows 10 updates are automatically done in the background. But in some cases, you have to check and update it manually in the settings app. So, in this article, I am going to teach you exactly that and I’ll also tell you how you can schedule the updates so that they won’t interfere with your workflow. So, let’s begin. 

Steps To Update Windows 10

  • On the start menu, search ‘Settings‘ and left-click on it to open the app. 
  • From there, select the ‘Update & Security’ category 
  • From the left sidebar of the window, select the ‘Windows Update’ tab.
  • Now click on the ‘Check for updates‘ It will check and start downloading the update automatically. 
Windows updates interface

After it is done downloading, it’ll ask you to restart your PC to install the update on your PC. There’ll be a button to restart your PC, or you can use the regular way to restart the PC. Note that restarting the PC is important otherwise the update won’t be equipped in the system. 

How To Schedule a Windows 10 Update

  • On the Updates window (Step 3 from above), click on ‘Schedule the restart‘. 
  • You will be redirected to the scheduling page where you have to turn on the ‘Schedule a Time’ option 
  • Now below that, click on ‘Pick a time‘ and select the time and click on the tick button
  • Click on the ‘Pick a day’ option and select the date, according to your preference. 
Windows updates schedule

Now the new update will come into effect after the scheduled restart. 

Note: The update will be installed earlier if you restart your PC before the chosen time and date. 


How do I update to Windows 10 for free?

You can go to the ‘Update & Security section in Settings to Windows 10 for free.

Can you skip Windows 10 feature updates?

There’s no direct option, but you can delay it. Go to Settings >Update & Security >Windows Update>Advanced options and in the ‘Choose when updates are installed’ select 365 days. After a year, you have to do this process again. 

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Satish Shah
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