What do I need to know about Windows updates to keep my PC running smoothly?

1. Make sure you install Windows updates as soon as they become available. Microsoft regularly releases updates to fix security vulnerabilities, enhance performance, and patch bugs.

2. Some updates require a restart to complete the installation. Set aside some time each month to ensure you can restart your PC if necessary.

3. If you have an older version of Windows, you might need to manually check for updates. To do so, open Control Panel and navigate to System and Security then Windows Update.

4. If you’re having trouble with a particular update, try troubleshooting with Windows Update Troubleshooter. It scans for errors and can help fix them.

5. To save space on your hard drive, you can use Storage Sense on Windows 10 to delete old files and free up space.

6. Disable automatic updates if you don’t want them to install automatically. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Advanced Options. Then turn off “Get Updates Automatically”.