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How to solve Windows 10 updates problems

Last updated:August 2018

Editor's note

Microsoft offers a variety of update cadences for Windows 10, and with automatic updates, IT departments may think they have less control than ever.

IT must get familiar with the Windows-as-a-service channels before managing OS updates. Even then, administrators may run into Windows 10 updates problems. For instance, an update could consume too much network bandwidth or it could fail to install altogether.

Fortunately, there are some best practices for managing the OS, and with the right tools in hand, IT can solve any Windows 10 updates problems that come its way. Microsoft has a number of utilities built into the OS, as well.

Get to know the potential Windows 10 updates problems IT could run into and find resources on how to solve them.

1Solve Windows 10 update problems

Once IT pros understand the Windows servicing channels and have some settings in place to manage the updates, they will inevitably come across some challenges. Not every update is the same as the last, so organizations can run into Windows 10 updates problems at any time. With these best practices and a few helpful utilities built into Windows, admins can overcome the most irritating issues.

2What are the Windows 10 update options?

Show off your skills when it comes to Windows 10 updates with this quiz. Questions dig into the update channels, utilities for update management and more.

3Terms to know

Windows terminology can get confusing, especially because Microsoft has changed some branding and renamed its update branches to servicing channels. Keep these terms in mind when implementing a Windows update plan.

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