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  1. Click on the Start Menu, and click on the Settings cog-wheel on the left-hand side:

  2. In the settings window that opens, click on "Update & security"

  3. The information you need is highlighted in the red box below:

    1. As depicted above, the status of your updates will be presented
    2. If your computer is not up to date, click the "Check for Updates" button, and you should see the following:
    3. If updates are found, apply and restart the computer
      IMPORTANT: Anytime you see a "reboot now" prompt, you need to click it - think within minutes, not within hours.  This helps keep the process moving and minimizes the risk of stalling
    4. Repeat until the computer status is up to date
    Finally when the Update status says "up to date" click the "Check online for updates from Microsoft Update" link or checkbox just below the primary "Check for updates" location.