Windows 10 Slow? You could have update issues

Problems with Windows 10 can usually be fixed by making sure all the latest updates have been installed correctly. This should be automatic but these updates often fail and slow your computer down considerably.

No windows updates

Windows 10 updates will often fail without notifying the user and cause the computer to behave erratically.

Even though you may see the above “Your device is up to date


Hit the button and check manually.

To check that Windows 10 has all the correct updates, run Windows Update by one of the following means. If updates are available, the process may take several hours. Make sure laptops have power adapters in and that they don’t go to sleep.

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & security  > Windows Update. .
  2. Or use the search  facility and search for “Windows Update”

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3. Or through “Control Panel

control panel or settings

control panel

control panel


4. Or by clicking on the “Systems Settings” button

Windows Settings

From here select “Update & Security” then “Check For Updates“, even though the status may say “Your Device is up to date“,

This message may be incorrect….. please carry out the following checks ……



windows update status

Click on “View Installed Update History” – Do you see one or more “failed to install” messages?

windows update history

If you do, you need to “fix” these failing updates. Even if you dont, try running the troubleshooter just to be on the safe side.

The easiest way of performing the “fix” is to bring it into the IT Guys and we will fix this and any other issue or do the following.

However, if you wish to fix these issues yourself, try the following.

Step 1 – in Settings select “Troubleshoot” > “Windows Update


Step 2 – Click “Run the troubleshooter”

windows update troubleshoot

Step 3 – If any fixes are found select “Apply this fixapply windows update fixes


Step 4 –  Windows will either start downloading any required updates it finds.

windows update progress

To make sure all required updates have been installed, click the “Check for Updates” button again.

If the troubleshooter does not fix the issues, you may need to manually download the update to a CD or USB and install it from there.

You can find the link to the Windows 10 ISO here:

The tool will download, then check for the latest version of Windows 10, which includes the Fall Creators Update.

Once downloaded, run it, then select ‘Update Now’. The tool will do the rest. Your PC will restart a few times – so save any work first – and then your PC will be updated with the Fall Creators Update, while all your files and settings will remain where they were.