Keeping Windows up to date ensures that you have the most current security updates installed. Older versions of Windows cannot be secured against modern internet security threats. Windows has made it simple to check. Follow their directions below to ensure your version of Windows is up to date and secure as it can be.
1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Update and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.
2. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
3. If any updates are found, click Install updates.
You might see both important and optional updates. If you don't see the Install updates button when there are only optional updates, click Optional updates available, choose the ones you want, and then click OK.