Plugging those holes, however, depends primarily upon making sure things are appropriately updated.If you’re using Windows 8 or 10, Windows Update is a little more aggressive than it used to be.
The history screen has two options for helping you recover from a bad update.
The “Recovery options” link takes you to the standard Windows recovery options screen, where you can reset the PC or boot in recovery mode.
Since Windows downloads and installs updates automatically, you’re most likely to see a simple screen letting you know that your device is up to date and when Windows last checked for updates.
If you want to check for updates immediately, you can click the “Check for updates” button and Windows will let you know if it finds anything.
On the main Windows Update screen, the “Change active hours” link lets you set specific hours when Windows Update can restart your computer and the “Restart options” link lets you temporarily override the active hours you’ve set up.
To find additional options, click the “Advanced Options” link. The “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows” option is pretty self-explanatory and is useful if you’re using Microsoft Office or other Microsoft apps.
If you’d like to see more information about the available updates, click the “Details” link.
The details page shows you pretty much the same information about each update that the main screen displays, but does add the status of each update so you can see whether it’s waiting to be downloaded or has been downloaded but is waiting for installation.
Back on the main page, you can also select the “Update history” link to see details about your recent history of updates.