To update your software through Windows, follow the steps below.
Users on a corporate network or running an illegal copy of Microsoft Windows may be unable to perform Microsoft Updates.
If you have already ran an update and are have a problem not documented try uninstalling the updates through the Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in the Control Panel.
Below are recommendations for helping to prevent problems.
If you are on a corporate network, contact your administrator if you are concerned about updating your computer.
If you are running an illegal copy of Microsoft Windows, we recommend you purchase a valid copy of Microsoft Windows to download updates.
Although Microsoft tests the updates before they are released with numerous computer configurations, you may have issues after running an update.
Usually these problems are caused by other software programs, a unique computer or software configuration, or third-party drivers.Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Whenever you are prompted to reboot the computer, reboot the computer.This is an important step and in some cases may be required several times before you have installed all the Windows updates available.Traditionally those updates are service packs but more often these days they're semi-regular and significant updates via Windows Update.In fact, in Windows 10 and Windows 8, the service pack, as we know it from previous versions of Windows, is essentially a dead idea.Much like updates on your smartphone, Microsoft is continually adding major features via automatic patching.