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Protection for Personally Owned Windows Devices

Virus and ransomware attacks typically target devices with out-of-date software. To ensure that your personally owned Windows devices are protected, we recommend the following processes, depending on which version of Windows you currently use.

Windows 10:

  • Go to Start > Settings
  • Select Update & Security
  • Select Check for Updates
  • Install any available updates

Windows 8:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Change PC Settings
  • Select Windows Update
  • Select Check for updates now
  • Install any available updates

Windows 7:

  • Go to Start > Control Panel
  • Select System
  • Select Windows Update
  • Select Check For Updates
  • Install any available updates

Depending on how many updates are needed, it could take 30+ minutes. Once updates are installed, a restart may be required. After restarting the computer, go back through the same process again to ensure there are no additional updates required.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Center.