Employee workstation: install Windows Updates at home (outside UT network)



Unfortunately, Windows 10 isn’t automatically updated when your computer isn’t connected to the UT network on Campus. This can lead to unsecured workstations and are potentially the target of cyber-attacks. It is very important to run Windows updates manually at least once a week.

To start this process manually, you’ll need to follow the manual below.

Before you get started

  • This manual uses a consistent style of writing: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, information that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold
  • Make sure your power adapter is plugged in while downloading and installing updates. Downloading updates over Wi-Fi is possible, but a wired connection is preferred.


  • Click on the search button (the magnifier) and type Updates.
  • Select Check for updates.


  • Click on Check online for updates from Microsoft Update.

Note: When you click on Check for updates, you will get an error message. To resolve this, connect with VPN and retry.

  • Windows is now downloading and installing updates. You will receive a notification when you need to restart your computer to finish the installation.

Note: Windows might be installing driver updates. During the installation, your computer might slow down or your screen might turn off for a few seconds.

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