How do I configure Windows Update?

Configuring Windows Update is a relatively simple task that can be completed in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Open the Windows Update Settings Panel
First, open the Windows Update panel by searching for “Windows Update” on the Start Menu or by typing “Windows Update” into your web browser.

Step 2: Check for Updates
Once you open the Windows Update page, make sure to click the Check for Updates button to immediately search for and download any new or pending updates.

Step 3: Choose How Updates Are Installed
You can adjust how updates are installed by clicking Change Settings on the left sidebar. Here, you can choose to have Windows Update automatically download and install updates, or prompt you first before downloading.

Step 4: Exclude Specific Updates
If you would like to exclude specific updates from downloading and installing, you can do so by clicking the Exclude Updates button on the Windows Update page. This will bring up a list of all available updates that can be manually excluded from the installation process.

Step 5: Configure Advanced Settings
Finally, if you want to configure more detailed settings for Windows Update, like deferring updates, enforced restarts, and active hours, click Advanced Options on the left sidebar. Here, you can find several options that allow you to fine-tune how Windows Update works on your system.

These five steps should give you the basics in setting up your Windows Update configuration. With these simple steps, you can easily adjust how Windows Update works and take control of updating your system.