Updating Your Operating System

Keeping your Operating System up-to-date is important to get the best possible performance - it means availing of all the latest optimizations and bug fixes - and for some users, even means having the latest drivers for their video cards.


Windows


Windows 10

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Click on Windows Update.
  • Click on Check For Updates.
  • Wait for the download to complete, then click Restart Now.


Windows 8

  • Go to the Windows Start Screen.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Click on Update And Recovery.
  • Click on Windows Update.
  • Click on Check Now.


Windows 7

  • Open the Start menu.
  • Click on Control Panel.
  • Set 'View by' to 'Category'.
  • Click on System and Security.
  • Click on Windows Update.
  • Click on Check For Updates.


Linux


GUI

  • Open the menu.
  • Look for Software Updater.
  • Click Install Now if updates are found.
  • Restart your system if prompted to do so.


Terminal

  • Open the Terminal.
  • Copy & paste the following:sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • Click the Enter button.
  • Enter your password if prompted.
  • Restart your system if prompted to do so.


macOS


Mojave

  • Open the Apple menu.
  • Click on System Preferences.
  • Click on Software Update.
  • Click on Update Now if updates are found.


Earlier

  • Open App Store.
  • Switch to the Updates tab.
  • Click on Update All at the top.
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