Recently, Microsoft released another significant update to Windows 10 and you should download and install it as soon as possible. It contains the latest patches for updating your computer’s security and it also comes with new features. We’ll be covering many of these new features in subsequent articles.
To determine if you have the latest version, click the Start button and then scroll down your app list to the bottom and click the “Windows System” folder. Once it expands, click: “Run.” When the box opens, type “winver” without quotes and it will bring up a box, indicating your currently installed build of Windows.
You can find a list of Windows 10 release history at “Microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows-10/release-information” without quotes.
As of this writing, the current version of Windows 10 is “Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.112), which was released June 12, 2018. If your version matches this, your computer is all caught up and you can close the box.
If you find your version differs, you will need to go to Windows Update to get the latest version and build for your computer.
Click the Start button and then open “Settings.” Next, click “Update & Security.” If the “Check for updates” button appears, click it to begin checking. If it begins to download and install updates automatically, just let it continue until you are asked to do something. In most cases, you will be asked to “Restart” your computer, which I recommend you do as soon as possible.
Once you have restarted your computer, or after each round of updates is installed, continue to check Windows Updates until you see “You’re up to date.”
Click “Run” again, enter “winver” without quotes, and verify you have the current version and build of Windows 10.
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