So you do what you believe is right and install those windows updates as soon as they become available. Congratulations, but it might not be enough!
Microsoft has just released a piece of information which is crucial to ensuring your computer remains up to date, and you will need to take action to achieve this.
Windows Updates are crucial for all of our devices.
Updates are released regularly to help protect us from the security flaws and vulnerabilities that cyber criminals will exploit. Also, these updates help us by making software and applications more usable and adding new features.
It’s best practice to run updates as soon as possible on every machine across your business. If you do this already well done, if you don’t perhaps you should talk to us to help you?
There’s a but
According to Microsoft, an enormous number of Windows PCs aren’t up to date.
- Some of it maybe staff clicking the ‘later’ button when they get the update notifications. As updates can be time consuming and sometimes people need to get on with their work. Though we certainly don’t condone this behaviour we do understand it.
- Technical problems with updates may account for some of these out-of-date PCs, too.
But the majority of update issues are coming from something else entirely…
Microsoft Windows needs to be connected to the internet for a very long time for updates to work properly. Recently Microsoft stated that devices need to remain on and connected to the internet for a minimum of two consecutive hours, and six hours in total. That gives your device time to successfully download the update and install it.
Here is what to do to make sure Windows Update Succeed.
It is simple you need to make sure your devices are all left on and powered up overnight.
This may also mean that you have to check your Power Management settings, to stop your devices from going into hibernation mode or deep sleep too quickly.
To offset any environmental impact you should also ensure you’re following the recommended power settings on each device. If you’d like any help checking these settings, and that all of your devices are running the latest security updates, just get in touch.