Almost every computer I look at here in Tooele County, it is not completely updated with the latest version of Windows 10. This is usually an easy thing to do, but in some cases, it is not happening automatically.
Click your Start button in the lower-left corner and then click “Run.” If you don’t have “Run” pinned to your Start menu, I suggest you do it now. Scroll down through your app list and click “Windows System” and then right-click on “Run” and select “Pin to Start.” Next, click “Run” to open.
In the box that appears, type in: “winver” without the quotation marks and click “OK.” In this box, it will indicate your Windows 10 version and the OS build. If you see that your Windows version is “1709” and your build is 16299.64, then your computer is doing exactly what is supposed to do: keeping your operating system updated. If you don’t see this, then you need to go to your Windows Updates and see if it will bring your system up-to-date.
You can also go to: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4043454 to update your system, but I highly recommend you use Windows Updates to proceed first. This web page will indicate every update that has been released for each version of Windows 10. If your system hasn’t updated to the Creators Update, you can click here to go to the page to begin downloading and installing this update.
It’s critical you have the latest version of Windows 10 updates because there are typically security updates included and with the hacking that has been so prevalent in recent years, you should be vigilant in keeping your system secure.
For more than 15 years, Scott Lindsay has helped thousands of people better their skills, publishing more than 400 articles about Apple and Microsoft software, the computer and the Internet. You can reach Scott for comments or questions at ScottLindsay@live.com.