This page is to explain the process of Windows Updates for Business on college-owned endpoints and to demonstrate the type of notifications a user might see.
How to perform Windows Updates
Your college owned Windows computer will now automatically detect and download the available quality and feature updates and install them silently in the background. Once these updates are installed, a computer restart is needed to finish the installation:
Now that the monthly update has downloaded and installed on your Windows computer, you will see a notification about a restart deadline being set by your organization.
From this window, you may choose to Pick a time to schedule your restart, Restart tonight, or Restart now
If you choose to ignore the prompt above, as you get closer to the deadline, the notifications will change and will increase in frequency
If you have not restarted by the deadline, your computer will automatically restart on your behalf
The automatic restart cannot be delayed or cancelled once initiated by the deadline being overdue. To prevent disruption, we highly recommend restarting your machine prior to the deadline at a convenient time of your choosing.
Troubleshooting Windows Updates
Not enough space on disk to install Feature update
Feature updates require a certain percentage of free space on the local disk in order to install the update. You can follow these steps to free up space to perform the update:
If you have an external hard drive or USB flash drive that has 10GB of free space, you can plug that into your computer and continue with the feature update
If you do not have an external hard drive or USB flash drive, choose the I don't want to use external storage link at the bottom of the screen
From here, Windows will recommend three options
Empty your downloads folder and recycle bin to free up space
Click on Storage Use to get more details on where space is being consumed on your computer
If you cannot free up enough space by removing unnecessary files, you can use OneDrive to free up space locally by saving your files there
Once you have freed up enough space, the feature update should be installed
For additional help with freeing up space on your college owned computer, please contact our CIT HelpDesk at 585-245-5588.
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