General Windows Update Guidance


All Windows system users, 


Microsoft releases Monthly Updates (patches) to keep your computer as secure as possible. As onerous as it may seem, keeping your Windows system up to date is a very important part of using any modern operating system with Internet access.

While you have received this update to address current issues, there are always new ones being reported. Our recommendation is to run Windows Update NOW, including REBOOTING if required, and please keep an eye out for future Windows Update communications from IT.

If BigFix is not currently installed on your system, we recommend you install BigFix as soon as possible so we can keep your system safe and you informed. It also helps with DOE property tracking. You never need to barcode scan your computer again.

In order to minimize disruption, when checking for updates, you may get more than one update that requires a restart. Please wait until all updates are completed before restarting your computer or you may have to restart more than once. In addition, if the BigFix restart notification appears, double check your Windows Updates application to ensure all updates have been completed before you restart.

Please run Windows Update at least monthly, to check if your system requires any patches.

Please consider rebooting your Windows system weekly or at least monthly. 

Here is How to run Windows Update for Windows 10. Please REBOOT your computer if required by the Windows Update.


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