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Windows Update is a free upating service by Microsoft since Windows 98. It can give updates to Windows and other Microsoft Products, sometimes also for drivers. Windows Update is used to keep Microsoft apps and Windows operating system secure and updated. This updates often protects these Microsoft Products from malware and ransomware.
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'''Windows Update''' is a free upating service by [[Microsoft]] since Windows 98. It can give updates to Windows and other Microsoft Products, sometimes also for drivers. Windows Update is used to keep Microsoft apps and Windows operating system secure and updated. This updates often protects these Microsoft Products from malware and ransomware.
  
You can reach Windows Update:
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== How to find it? ==
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* On Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP, in Internet Explorer
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* On Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, in Control Panel
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* On Windows 10, in the Setings App
  
* From Windows 7, 8 and Vista- Control Panel
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== Exception ==
* From Windows 10- Setings App
 
* From Windows XP, 98, 2000 and ME- From Internet Explorer
 
 
 
Your computer will be restarted several times during the installation.
 
 
 
===== '''Exception''' =====
 
 
* While Windows XP is unsupported for updates on 2014, Windows Embedded 2009 could get updates until 2019.
 
* While Windows XP is unsupported for updates on 2014, Windows Embedded 2009 could get updates until 2019.
* Your most of 3rd party software will not be updated by Windows Update. However, you CAN install Adobe Flash Updates.
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* Your most of 3rd party software will not be updated by Windows Update. However, you can install Adobe Flash Updates.
  
===== '''Patch Tuesday''' =====
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== Patch Tuesday ==
 
The Patch Tuesday is a day when Microsoft releases patches and security updates '''routinely'''. However, Microsoft still releases urgent updates on other days.
 
The Patch Tuesday is a day when Microsoft releases patches and security updates '''routinely'''. However, Microsoft still releases urgent updates on other days.
  
===== '''Update History''' =====
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== Update History ==
 
You can also view Windows Update History from Winows Update that shows the updates you have installed since you first used Windows on that computer.
 
You can also view Windows Update History from Winows Update that shows the updates you have installed since you first used Windows on that computer.
  
===== '''Automatc Updates''' =====
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== Automatic Updates ==
 
Formerly Windows Critical Update Notification Tool on Windows 98 and 2000, runs in background and notifis you when a critical update is avaliable. On Windows ME (9x) and Windows XP (NT), this was replaced with Automatic Updates. Automatic Updates will not require a Web Browser, and checks updates less routine than Critical Update Notification Tool.
 
Formerly Windows Critical Update Notification Tool on Windows 98 and 2000, runs in background and notifis you when a critical update is avaliable. On Windows ME (9x) and Windows XP (NT), this was replaced with Automatic Updates. Automatic Updates will not require a Web Browser, and checks updates less routine than Critical Update Notification Tool.
  
===== '''Manifest and other Filetypes''' =====
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== Filetypes ==
Windows Vista has .MANIFEST files, .MUM fles and .CAT files on the updates.
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Windows Vista has <code>.MANIFEST</code> files, <code>.MUM</code> fles and <code>.CAT</code> files on the updates.
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== Windows 10 Feature Updates ==
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:''See [[Microsoft Windows#Windows 10 updates (NT 10.0)]] for the subsequent feature updates released for Windows 10.''
  
===== '''Windows 10 Feature Updates''' =====
 
 
One in Spring and one in Fall, Windows 10 has new feature updates every year.
 
One in Spring and one in Fall, Windows 10 has new feature updates every year.
The version number has 4 digits. The first 2 digits are update's year's last 2 digits and the last 2 digits of the versionh number is the month, if has single digit number, before that digit has a 0.
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The version number has 4 digits. The first 2 digits are update's year's last 2 digits and the last 2 digits of the version number is the month, if has single digit number, before that digit has a 0.
There are also codenames for the updates (Threshold, Redstone, Vibranium)
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There are also codenames for the updates (for example: Threshold, Redstone, Vibranium).
 
 
Examples:
 
1511: November Update
 
1607: Anniversary Update
 
1703: Creators Update
 
1709: Fall Creators Update
 
1803: April Update
 
1811: October Update (EXCEPTION)
 
1903: 19H1
 
1907: 19H2
 
20XX: 20H1
 

Revision as of 09:23, 13 July 2019

Windows Update is a free upating service by Microsoft since Windows 98. It can give updates to Windows and other Microsoft Products, sometimes also for drivers. Windows Update is used to keep Microsoft apps and Windows operating system secure and updated. This updates often protects these Microsoft Products from malware and ransomware.

How to find it?

  • On Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP, in Internet Explorer
  • On Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, in Control Panel
  • On Windows 10, in the Setings App

Exception

  • While Windows XP is unsupported for updates on 2014, Windows Embedded 2009 could get updates until 2019.
  • Your most of 3rd party software will not be updated by Windows Update. However, you can install Adobe Flash Updates.

Patch Tuesday

The Patch Tuesday is a day when Microsoft releases patches and security updates routinely. However, Microsoft still releases urgent updates on other days.

Update History

You can also view Windows Update History from Winows Update that shows the updates you have installed since you first used Windows on that computer.

Automatic Updates

Formerly Windows Critical Update Notification Tool on Windows 98 and 2000, runs in background and notifis you when a critical update is avaliable. On Windows ME (9x) and Windows XP (NT), this was replaced with Automatic Updates. Automatic Updates will not require a Web Browser, and checks updates less routine than Critical Update Notification Tool.

Filetypes

Windows Vista has .MANIFEST files, .MUM fles and .CAT files on the updates.

Windows 10 Feature Updates

See Microsoft Windows#Windows 10 updates (NT 10.0) for the subsequent feature updates released for Windows 10.

One in Spring and one in Fall, Windows 10 has new feature updates every year. The version number has 4 digits. The first 2 digits are update's year's last 2 digits and the last 2 digits of the version number is the month, if has single digit number, before that digit has a 0. There are also codenames for the updates (for example: Threshold, Redstone, Vibranium).