Check for Updates on Windows


Windows updates are necessary to keep the operating system secure, updates may be small and address minor known vulnerabilities and they may be large to improve or add functionality, features, or in preparation for a significant operating system change.  Information Services tests and pushes out Windows Updates on a routine basis, when updates are available you will receive a prompt on your workstation. Certain updates are required in preparation for Windows 11, Microsoft's newest operating system upgrade, information on acquiring these updates can be found below.

Details / Instructions

Information Services tests and pushes out Windows Updates to University-owned Windows devices automatically, however there are certain situations where the devices may not acquire the update, including if the system is not on the network or is not turned on frequently enough to allow the update(s) to update/install.  We recommend checking updates periodically to ensure your system is up-to-date and secure. 

How to check/obtain Windows & Microsoft Updates
Installing Updates while working remotely

If you need technical support please contact Help Desk at 804-287-6400, by email at or by submitting a self-service ticket through SpiderTechNet. 

See Also

How to check & install Lenovo Updates:

How to prepare for Windows 11 (checking and installing Windows version 22H2):

Windows Update:

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