Ensuring Windows 10 devices are up to date never been more important

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18963

    Ensuring Windows 10 devices are up to date never been more important

    The most secure Windows device today is an updated one: running both the most recent feature update – the Windows 10 Creators Update – and the most recent monthly quality update.

    In each Windows feature update we build the latest security technology deep into the operating system, providing defense-in-depth features that prevent entire classes of malware from impacting your device. In each monthly quality update, we add another layer of security, one that tracks emerging and changing trends in malware to make up-to-date systems safer in the face of changing and evolving threats.

    Taking extra steps to keep systems updated and secure

    Given the Windows 10 Creators Update provides the latest security protections to help keep you safe, we want to help update your device as soon as possible. In April, I shared as part of our commitment to your privacy, you will have the opportunity to review your privacy settings before your device is eligible to take the Creators Update. If you have not already taken this update, starting this week, we will prompt you to review your privacy settings.

    You can choose to postpone this process up to five times with the next prompt asking for confirmation of your privacy settings. It will only take a few moments for what we believe provides you with the best balance between privacy, security, and control.

    Please note that we are not changing the update experience itself. Once your machine is ready to update to the Creators Update, you still have choice over when that update happens as I described earlier in my April blog.

    By staying up to date on both the latest feature and quality updates, you’re assured of being on the most secure version of Windows 10. If you want to double check that your system is up to date, simply visit the Windows Securitypage and scroll down to click “Verify you’re updated.” We’ll let you know if you need to update your device to the Creators Update. And, if you are having trouble updating your device, see this helpful article.

    End of Service

    As a reminder, the first version of Windows 10 is at end-of-service. While you can continue to use this version and your computer will still work, you will no longer receive the monthly quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. To remain secure your device should be updated to the latest feature update. We will start sending a notification if your device needs to be updated to the latest feature update. If you have trouble, try these helpful tips.

    Your privacy and security are important to us. We will continue to evolve our approach in providing a great Windows experience. As always, we encourage you to share your feedback as we grow and improve. The Feedback Hub application is a great way to do this.

    Source: Ensuring Windows 10 devices are up to date has never been more important - Windows Experience Blog
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  2. Pendaws's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 (17763.55)

    I keep all my machines up to date with Patches and drivers from everyone :)
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  3.    #2

    There is a fine line between stability and security.
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    Sure, kill up hard drive with those silly updates together with the annoying telemetry and all the unnecessary stuff Windows 10 runs in the background that you can't disable because it's a "system" process.
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    I would like to keep my 3 year old Dell laptop up to date but the CU hasn't been offered yet via Windows Update. I know I can force an update but I'd rather wait for MS to say the time is right.
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  6.    #5

    Steve C said: View Post
    I would like to keep my 3 year old Dell laptop up to date but the CU hasn't been offered yet via Windows Update. I know I can force an update but I'd rather wait for MS to say the time is right.
    Totally agree with you. I think it's a bit rich MS saying stuff like this when they are still drip feeding CU rollout. I'm still waiting on one of my machines too! And like you will not force the issue and prefer the windows update method
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