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Updates for PC

Microsoft releases OS updates Monthly. These updates are reviewed and tested by the Helpdesk, and then released to the University community.

Microsoft software and security updates will be required on all University PCs. Your University PC will be checked by our management server for updates once a month. If there are any updates available, you will be prompted to either install the updates or they will be installed by the deadline, usually being the third Wednesday of each month by 5pm. You may postpone the restart for 90 minutes after the deadline is reached and updates are installing. If any updates are postponed, they will automatically be installed starting at the time indicated. For any updates that require a restart, you will be alerted and have 90 minutes to restart your PC to complete the installation.

Below is an example of the prompt that you will see alerting that you need to update:

updates prompt

I deferred my updates, but now decided that I want to install them now instead of waiting for them to automatically install. How can I do that?

All updates you have deferred can be found in Software Center, under the Updates tab. 

From there, you can click on the button to "Install All" and that will start installing the updates.

I got a prompt telling me that updates are available, but how can I see what updates are going to be installed?
The list of updates that will be installed can be found in Software Center, under the Updates section.