Update and patch your WSU laptop manually

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You can update and patch your WSU laptop manually if needed. Normally, most updates and patches are pushed to your laptop automatically when you are connected to the campus network. Manually updating your laptop may be necessary when you are off-campus for long periods.

Patience and repetition

Depending on the number and size of the updates, this process could take between 10 minutes to an hour to complete and will typically require multiple restarts. Repeat the process until there are no more updates to install. Although you will be able to work while your laptop is updating, be sure to save your work frequently in case a restart is required. You may notice that your laptop and Internet performance are sluggish while updating and some updates will cause your screen to change resolution temporarily and flicker off and on. When you are off-campus for weeks at a time, it's a good idea to use these steps to check for updates once a week.

Update your HP Elitebook

  1. Select the Windows Start button (Fig 1.1) and select Settings (Fig 1.2) from the menu
  2. Select Update & Security from the Windows Settings window
  3. From the Windows Update window, select Advanced options (Fig 2)
  4. Set the Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows slider to On (Fig 3.1)
  5. Go back to the Windows Update window (Fig 3.2)
  6. Select Check online for updates from Microsoft Update (Fig 4). Do this even it it says "You're up to date."
  7. Let all updates and patches download and install.
  8. Restart as instructed. You will be prompted to restart with a Restart Now button.
  9. Repeat Steps 1-8 as many times as necessary. Note that there may be updates of updates.

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