New content is added to the Windows Update Web site regularly, so users can always get the most recent and secure updates and solutions.
Windows Update contains two key components: This option for updating a computer allows for updates without interrupting the user’s Internet experience. The person who installs the operating system is prompted to enable this option following setup.
(And it's one of the reasons you might not want to upgrade to Windows 10 just yet.)If you're running a professional version of Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise or Education), you actually can disable automatic updates using the Group Policy editor.
Windows Update exists to keep Windows and other Microsoft software updated, usually with little intervention from us.
This includes security updates that are pushed out on Patch Tuesday.
And you don't have to choose which updates are most important for protecting your computer—Automatic Updates looks for security updates, critical updates, and service packs, and installs them on the schedule that you set.
Reliability Updates are downloaded behind the scenes whenever you're connected to the Internet.
Windows Update scans the user’s computer and provides a tailored selection of updates that apply only to the software and hardware on that specific computer.