Fixing Common Windows/Office Issues with Updates

December 14, 2023

Fixing Common Windows/Office Issues with Updates

There are often times where your Windows computer or Microsoft Office products are not performing will or constantly throwing errors on your screen. Most of the time the best, first troubleshooting step is to make sure you have the latest updates. Before running any Windows Updates, it’s always good idea to make sure you have a good backup of your system. Should anything go wrong with the updates, you can always rely on your backup.The following article assumes you are running Windows 10 and goes over how to check for and install the latest Windows and Microsoft Office updates. It’s recommended that you run Windows Updates first.Windows Updates

  1. Click on your start menu in the lower left corner. Begin typing “check for updates” and you will see the option appear for you to click on.
  1. Click the button Check for Updates. If no updates were found it will inform you, but if updates are available it will begin downloading and installing the updates automatically. Once completed the computer will ask you to restart. Please aware that this can take some time. You can continue working while waiting.
  1. Once the PC restarts please follow the process again to make sure you are fully up to date.

Office Updates

  1. Open any Microsoft Office product (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) Then click File in the upper left corner of the window.
  1. Select Office Account. Then choose Update Options and Update Now.
  1. If there are no updates available, you will receive a message saying you are up to date. Otherwise, you will see a box indicating updates are downloading. Close out of all Office applications to allow the update to run. The next set of windows will appear as Applying updates and finally updates are finished. Please be aware that this can take some time.
  1. Once complete it’s a good idea to reboot your machine and verify everything is working properly. Also, run through the steps again to makes sure you are fully up to date.