How to enable unified updates in Windows 10?

Unified updates refer to the ability of Windows 10 to install all system updates from one single location. This streamlined approach makes updating Windows 10 a much simpler and faster process by eliminating the need to download individual packages from multiple sources. This feature also helps reduce bandwidth usage on a network as only one update package needs to be sent out instead of multiple files for individual components.

To enable unified updates in Windows 10, you first need to open the Settings app. To do this, press the Windows key + I on the keyboard. This will open the Settings app.

Once inside the Settings app, select the “Update & Security” option located in the left-hand side menu. This will open a new window with various options related to Windows Update.

From the Update & Security page, select the “Advanced Options” link located below the “Check for Updates” button. This will open a new window with advanced settings related to Windows Update.

On the Advanced Options page, scroll down and locate the setting that says ‘Enable Unified Updates’. By default, this setting is usually turned off, so you will need to switch it to the ‘On’ position. Once enabled, it will take a few minutes before unified updates begin to take effect.

After enabling unified updates, it may be necessary to manually check for updates. To do this, simply click the “Check for Updates” button at the top of the Advanced Option page. This will prompt Windows to search for available updates. If any are found, they will automatically be downloaded and installed.

Should you ever wish to disable unified updates in Windows 10, simply return to the Advanced Option page, set the ‘Enable Unified Updates’ setting back to off, and click ‘Check for Updates’ again. Windows will then revert to downloading and installing updates from the individual sources.

Enabling unified updates in Windows 10 is a simple process that can help make updating your system a much faster and smoother experience. With this streamlined approach, you no longer need to worry about downloading multiple packages from multiple sources. In addition, it also reduces bandwidth usage on your network by only requiring one update package instead of multiple individual files.