Windows 10 desktops and laptops require constant maintenance. It's a very purposeful platform that forces Microsoft to distribute security updates and megapatches every month along with less patches in between. Windows 10 usually updates itself in the background for inactive hours, but there are situations that require your immediate attention. We show you how to update Windows 10.
But note that each manufacturer has its own set of updates that you need to keep current that are separate from Windows 10. These updates usually include Bluetooth, storage, touchpad, audio, Wi-Fi and other necessary drivers provided by special desktop software installed by manufacturers. These programs are typically displayed on the taskbar and / or listed on the Start menu.
Check your version of Windows 10
You should always know which version of Windows 10 you are running. Most standard Windows-based computers are shipped with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, which later includes some extras for business-oriented customers such as remote desktops, assigned access, and more. Windows 10 in S mode is limited in function and functions, aimed at students.
You should also keep track of the version number, so you know what Windows 10 Home or Pro builds you are currently running. At the time of this publication, the latest common version is version 10.0.17763 dubbed as October 2018 Update. Prior to this, Microsoft updated Windows 10 with the April 2018 update last year.
In both cases, Microsoft added features to the operating system as part of the ongoing Windows-as-Service initiative, which means that Microsoft has no plans to release another version of Windows. Instead, Microsoft will only build on Windows 10.
Here are the most important releases to date:
|October 2018 Update||1809||Redstone 5||10.0.17763|
|April 2018 Update||1803||Redstone 4||10.0.17134|
|Fall Creators Update||1709||Redstone 3|| 10.0.16299|