A Safe and Secure Way to Schedule Windows 10 Updates

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Windows 10 Update Tip


It’s no secret that Microsoft puts out buggy if not just plain bad updates.


People have become scared to actually do the recommended updates out of fear it might break or kill the computer.


You concern is quite valid. BUT! it’s one of those necessary evils.


I don’t recommend installing updates as soon as they are released but you do have to install them eventually.


Monthly security updates fix and secure a lot of problems so if you schedule an update a month after the current updates are released then you should be good and it will keep your computer safe and secure.


For these small more frequent updates it’s usually safe to install the following month so for instance June’s Update comes on the second tuesday of the month which is known as “Patch Tuesday” so you could plan and schedule to install May’s update on say the First Tuesday of the month.


By this time May’s update would be safe to install (typically) because any kinks or bugs in the initial release would have already been addressed and repatched.


This would be a good schedule to keep your computer up to date.


Now for Major Upgrades or “Feature Updates” we want to give them 60-90 days to work out the kinks and the bugs and these updates initially are not forced and gives you the option to install when you are ready.


Again follow the same schedule so if there is a Fall Feature Update wait until the Spring to Install it.


As for Emergency Patches or Critical Security Updates you should always install them immediately.


I know updates are a pain but they can fix buggy issues you are having or like if an app stops working or it just keeps freezing or the computer doesn’t perform like it used to. Updates fix a lot of small annoying issues that you don’t notice until they become a problem.


IF you are using a program that requires you to sign in like Microsoft Office (Now known as Microsoft 365 vs the old name Office 365) Log out of the program update the computer and sign in again with your credentials.


You’ll often find that if you were having an issue it’s now resolved.


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