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Purpose of Knowledge Article:

Overview of general Windows computer Update Guidance.


  • Microsoft releases Monthly Updates (patches) to keep your computer as secure as possible.
  • When you see the notification that updates are available, it is strongly recommended you run the update as soon as possible.
  • 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 macOS 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.

  • See how to update your Windows computer here - Run Windows Update on Windows 10Please REBOOT your computer if required by the Windows Update.