Windows10 update FAQ
The best way to keep your PC current is to turn on automatic updates. With automatic updates, you don’t have to search for updates online or possibly miss critical fixes or device drivers for your Windows PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available.
If your PC is connected to a network where updates are managed by Group Policy, you might be unable to change settings related to Windows Update. For more info, contact your organization’s support person.
If you’re using Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise, you can choose to temporarily pause updates from being downloaded and installed. This option isn’t available in other versions of Windows 10, including Windows 10 Home:
- Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update . Under Update settings, select Advanced options.
- Turn on Pause updates. Note that, after a certain amount of time or after canceling a pause, you'll need to install the latest updates before you can pause updates again.
To manually check for updates in Windows 10:
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update . If you want to check for updates manually, select Check for updates.
An update history is available so you can see which updates were installed, and when. You can also use this list to remove specific updates, although we don't recommend this unless it's necessary.
To see update history in Windows 10:
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > View your update history.
For more info about what’s included in updates for Windows 10, see Windows update history(https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4099479)
We don’t recommend that you remove any installed updates. However, if you must remove an update, you can do so from the update history.
To remove an update in Windows 10:
Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Advanced options > View your update history > Uninstall updates.
Select the update you want to remove, then select Uninstall.
E.What can i do if I’m having problems installing updates?
- Make sure that your PC is connected to the Internet. Some updates can’t be installed if you’re using a metered Internet connection.
- If you’re connected the Internet and updates aren’t installed automatically, wait a few minutes and then try to install the updates manually.
- Use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to try to fix the problem.
Backup and restore Windows10
Backup windows10 by dism command:
Open the Command Prompt as administrator,Type the following command at the Command Prompt and press Enter:
dism /capture-image /imagefile:d:\xxx.wim /capturedir:c:\ /name:drive-c /Description:yyy /checkintegrity /verify /ScratchDir:d:\Temp
(d:\xxx.wim d:\Temp-- the filepath for backup )
Backup and restore Windows by system image :
And backup windows10 on external device
Backup windows 10 by software(ex:AOMEI Backupper )
Also suggest you use dism++(the dism gui tool) to backup system image.点击编辑按钮来修改消息框内文本
Backup and restore windows10 drivers
A. backup drivers
Open the Command Prompt as administrator,Type the following command at the Command Prompt and press Enter
dism /online /export-driver /destination:C:\drivers-backup
(dism /online /Add-Driver /Driver:c:\drivers-backup /Recurse dism command for restore previous backup drivers )
B. Restore Device Drivers
you can manually restore and install the driver from your previous backup. Follow these steps:
Open Device Manager. Due to lack of driver installation, some devices have a little yellow question mark over its icon, and they should have more descriptive names.
Select a device from the device tree, right-click on it and select “Update Driver Software” from the drop-down menu.
In the pop-up window, you will see two options. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
After a while you’ll see the message saying “Windows has successfully updated your driver software” and now the device name should be displayed correctly.
How to stop windows10 update
Press the Windows logo key + R at the same time to invoke the Run box.
Type services.msc and press Enter.
Scroll down to Windows Update, and double-click it.
In Startup type, select Disabled. Then click Apply and OK to save the settings
How to clean windows10 disk space
A.To delete temporary files:
Search for Disk cleanup from the taskbar and select it from the list of results.
Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
B.If you need to free up more space, you can also delete system files:
In Disk cleanup, select Clean up system files.
Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
For more on freeing up space on your PC, see Free up drive space in Windows 10.