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Updating Windows

            Windows is an operating system that runs a huge portion of consumer electronics, from tablets to laptops to gaming devices. As with any OS, it has its upsides and downsides, but depending on your situation, it might be a great fit for you and your piece of equipment. If you are already familiar with Windows, you know just how annoying it can be to get and install the updates that Microsoft puts out every week or so. Here are some ways to make it easier and make sure you get it done correctly and completely, from auto-update to using a computer repair shop.


The updates you receive for Windows will obviously be dependent on which version of Windows you have (Windows 10 vs. 11, for example) and may be plentiful if they have not been run in a while. In order to keep you operating system running well and securely, it is important to check for new updates often, or set up automatic updates to ensure you do not forget.


Most Windows updates will be for either security or features, but there are very important driver updates that Windows calls “optional.” Truth is, the drivers should be something that get updated as soon as they are available to help your PC and accessories function correctly. Making sure to check the “Optional Updates” section of Windows Update is a good way to keep everything running smoothly.


Now, not everyone is comfortable or familiar with the process of updating their operating system. In those cases, the best thing you can do is take the machine to a computer repair shop and have them help you. They can do the updates for you, make sure you have the right optional updates done, and set the updates to be done automatically. Many computer repair shops will also make sure the updates installed the CORRECT drivers for your system. Especially if you are experiencing actual issues with your OS, having professional technicians do your computer repair can make a big difference.


Try not to let Windows updates frustrate you. Use one of the methods above to keep yourself up-to-date and headache free when it comes to keeping your computer running smoothly and securely!


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