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Keeping your Win10 machine clean and up-to-date

Updating Windows 10

Checking the installed version

  • Windows+I (open Settings) ⇒ System ⇒ About
    • You will get something like
      Edition:  Windows 10 Pro
      Version: 19O9
      Build: 18363.535
    • The version number is based on the date of the most recent large build release and uses a YYMM format

Manual update

  • You can manually update Windows 10: Windows+I (open Settings) ⇒ Mise à jour et sécurité ⇒ Check for updates
  • Check for updates, apply the updates, reboot, check for updates again and repeat until there are no more updates available. At that point the installed version of Windows 10 should have the same version number as the latest one in Windows 10 release information

Available versions (history)

Dell specific updates

  • StartDellDell Command Update: use this to get Dell specific updates (e.g. BIOS, some low level drivers) that you will not get from the Microsoft Update
    • Note: you can also get these updates from (if it is installed):
      • StartDellSupportAssist
      • or StartSupportAssist

HP specific updates

See the Installing HP software section and probably only install the BIOS update (if there is one available)

Updating the applications from the Microsoft Store

  • StartMicrosoft Store (in the top right corner)
    • ⇒ Settings: check that the automatic updates are activated
    • ⇒ Download and updates: check if some applications need to be updated (e.g. the Microsoft Store itself)

Cleaning the computer

    • Follow the steps listed in Free up space with Storage Sense
      • Some options, like removing the previous version of Windows (C:\Windows.old) may appear only if you are using the .\admin account
  • Removing the pre-installed applications that you think you don't need (you can always reinstall them later from the Microsoft store library): e.g. Bubble witch, Disney Magic Kingdoms, March of Empires, Minecraft, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, …
    • Windows+I (open Settings) ⇒ Applications ⇒ Select and uninstall the applications you don't want

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other/win10maintain.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/03 16:23 by jypeter