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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 updating service by [[Microsoft]]. 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. These updates often protect these Microsoft products from malware and ransomware.
  
== How to find it? ==
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== Where to find it? ==
* On Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP, in Internet Explorer
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* In Windows 98 through to XP, it is located in Internet Explorer.
* On Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, in Control Panel
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* In Windows Vista through to 8.1, it is located in the Control Panel
* On Windows 10, in the Setings App
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* In Windows 10, it is located in the settings 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 ==
 
== 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.
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The Patch Tuesday is a day when Microsoft releases patches and security updates routinely. However, Microsoft still releases urgent updates on most other days.
  
 
== Update History ==
 
== 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.
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You can also view the Windows Update history from Windows Update that shows the updates you have installed since you have used Windows on that computer.
  
 
== Automatic Updates ==
 
== 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.
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Formerly known as the Windows Critical Update Notification Tool in Windows 98 and 2000, this tool runs in the background and notifies you when a critical update is avaliable. In Windows ME (9x) and Windows XP (NT), this tool was replaced with Automatic Updates. Automatic Updates will not require a web browser, and checks updates less routinely than the Critical Update Notification Tool.
  
 
== Filetypes ==
 
== Filetypes ==
Windows Vista has <code>.MANIFEST</code> files, <code>.MUM</code> fles and <code>.CAT</code> files on the updates.
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Windows Vista uses <code>.MANIFEST</code> <code>.MUM</code> and <code>.CAT</code> file extensions on the updates.
  
 
== Windows 10 Feature Updates ==
 
== Windows 10 Feature Updates ==
 
:''See [[Microsoft Windows#Windows 10 updates (NT 10.0)]] for the subsequent feature updates released for Windows 10.''
 
:''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).
 

Latest revision as of 10:16, 13 July 2019

Windows Update is a free updating service by Microsoft. 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. These updates often protect these Microsoft products from malware and ransomware.

Where to find it?[edit]

  • In Windows 98 through to XP, it is located in Internet Explorer.
  • In Windows Vista through to 8.1, it is located in the Control Panel
  • In Windows 10, it is located in the settings app.

Patch Tuesday[edit]

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

Update History[edit]

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

Automatic Updates[edit]

Formerly known as the Windows Critical Update Notification Tool in Windows 98 and 2000, this tool runs in the background and notifies you when a critical update is avaliable. In Windows ME (9x) and Windows XP (NT), this tool was replaced with Automatic Updates. Automatic Updates will not require a web browser, and checks updates less routinely than the Critical Update Notification Tool.

Filetypes[edit]

Windows Vista uses .MANIFEST .MUM and .CAT file extensions on the updates.

Windows 10 Feature Updates[edit]

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