Windows 10 update is finally here; know how to get

Windows 10 users have finally received an update to their OS that will ensure better performance and enhance security.

| Updated on: Oct 20 2022, 18:15 IST
Windows 11 user? Secure your device with Dynamic Lock now- know how
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1/5 Your laptop or desktop can hold lots of important details that should not be accessed by any stranger. If any of your crucial details lands in the wrong hands, you can get into trouble and can even have financial loss. In order to avoid such situations you are advised to always lock your laptop or desktop before leaving it idle. If you are a Windows 11 user, you can secure your device with the help of Dynamic Lock. Wondering what is Dynamic Lock? (HT Tech)
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2/5 What is Dynamic Lock? It is a Windows 11 feature that automatically locks your computer when a connected Bluetooth device (your phone or wearable device) is out of range. When you walk away from your PC, and your dynamic lock device is out of range, your PC will automatically lock after 30 seconds. It can be noted that this feature only locks the computer if the Bluetooth signal falls and the system is idle. (HT_PRINT)
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3/5 Drawback of Dynamic Lock: According to the information provided by Microsoft, if the system is not idle (for example, an intruder gets access before the Bluetooth signal falls below the limit), the device won't lock. Therefore, the dynamic lock feature does not replace the need for the user to lock the computer. It only reduces the probability of someone gaining access if the user forgets to lock it. (HT Tech)
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4/5 How to use Dynamic Lock to ensure your device and information is always secure: You will have to use Bluetooth to pair your phone with your PC. Then on your Windows 11 PC, select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Now, select Dynamic Lock, then select the Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you're away. (Microsoft )
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5/5 And it's done, take your phone with you when you move away from your PC, and it will automatically lock 30 seconds after you're out of Bluetooth range. (Note that Bluetooth range varies by device). (Microsoft)
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Know how to update your Windows 10 PCs and laptops to the latest version. (Unsplash)

If you have updated your laptop to Windows 11, then you must have received a number of updates so far in 2022. But if your laptop, or PC for that matter, is still running on Windows 10, then here is finally an update for you! Microsoft is rolling out the only feature updates for Windows 10 this year, which has been described as "scoped and streamlined" for strong security. This new update dubbed as Windows 10 version 22H2 confirms that Microsoft will continue to deliver essential updates to Windows 10 users while ensuring that you use the OS safely.

"Based on customer feedback we are providing a limited scope of new features and functionality delivered via a familiar, fast and reliable update experience. Version 22H2 will continue the recent Windows 10 feature update trend of being delivered in an optimized way using servicing technology." John Cable, Vice President of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery said in a blog post.

Microsoft confirms that the latest update is focused on quality improvements to the overall Windows experience in existing areas. It further says that the consumer or commercial users with devices running version 20H2 or later will get fast installation experience with the 2022 update. Apart from them, home and Pro editions of the 2022 Update will get 18 months of servicing, and Enterprise and Education editions will have 30 months of servicing.

Microsoft also confirms that they will continue to support at least one version of Windows 10 through October 14, 2025. Meanwhile, you can update your Windows 10 for a better experience. Here is how to do it.

How to update Windows 10 with latest update

Step 1:

If you are interested in installing the new release of Windows 10, then open your Windows Update settings. 

Step 2:

Go to the Update & Security .

Step 3:

Now open the Windows Update and select Check for updates. 

Step 4:

If the update appears, you can simply select Download and install to get started. Once the download is complete and the feature update is ready to install and it will be updated to the latest update of Windows 10. 

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First Published Date: 20 Oct, 18:09 IST