Windows 10 Tips

About Update and security in windows 10

With the roll out of Windows 10, a lot of new things were introduced to us PC users. A new interface, different apps, and many others. Update and Security allows you to handle both your updates and the security aspects of your computer. We’re going to be going through the 6 options you can access while inside your update and security.

Windows update

Windows update is the application which rolls out the new software for your computer. Things such as upgrades, updates, drivers, bug fixes, all get downloaded to your computer from here. To make sure your computer is always up to date, follow these simple steps.

  1. Go into settings
  2. Click on Update & Security
  3. Click on Windows update
  4. Select Advanced Options
    Underneath the heading, click on the box where a drop-down menu will appear. From there you can choose either to have it automatically or to schedule it.

Windows Defender

This is the security aspect of Update and Security. Although you might not have ability to turn off/on your real-time protection, cloud-based protection, and sample submission, you can add exclusions. Exclusions are when you add a file(s) that won’t be scanned by Windows Defender. This makes your computer more vulnerable to viruses, but if you know what you are doing you will be okay. Here is how to add an exclusion.

  1. Go into settings
  2. Click on Update and Security
  3. Click onto Windows Defender
  4. Under Exclusions, click add an exclusion
  5. Under whatever you want to exclude, press the + button which will allow you to find the file you want to exclude.
  6. Press Add and that file, folder, file type or process will be excluded from Windows Defender scans.


Back up works as a function to place your files on an external drive so you can restore them if something were to happen to your computer. It is very easy to back up your files. However, you will need an external drive or USB that can hold it all. To back up your files, follow these steps;

  1. Go into settings
  2. Click onto update & security
  3. Select Backup
  4. Click Add a Drive
  5. Choose either an external drive to store your files or network locations.


You go to recovery if you are experiencing serious issues with your computer and you think it’s because of the firmware. Be warned, resetting your PC does take some time but it does help with issues.


Activation is the section in which you can activate your version of windows or buy a different edition. To buy a different version just click on Go to Store, and select the edition you want.

For developers

These settings are intended to be used by those whom know what they are doing, if you don’t please don’t change anything in here! There are 3 options, Don’t use developer features is basically normal windows 10; Side load apps allows you to download applications from outside the windows store; and Developer mode is where you can test and install the app you are building. These are great ways to use Windows 10 to make some money!
These are the settings you can find In Windows 10 Update & Security.

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