Check whether your personal device needs operating system updates.
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Are you using Windows on a personal device?

Your personal device might be running a version of the Windows operating system (OS) that is not up-to-date. Your device might even be running an unsupported version of Windows. An unsupported operating system doesn’t receive security updates anymore, and that could leave your device open to a software vulnerability or cyber-attack. Cyber-criminals depend on users’ inaction when it comes to OS updates, so take action to update your OS.

If you’re using an older version of Windows, such as 7 or 8, your operating system is unsupported. Consider upgrading to Windows 10 or buying additional support from Microsoft to help protect your personal device. Visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows to learn about your support options.

If you are using Windows 10, follow the steps below to check for updates.

What to Do:

  1. Click the Start button and go to Settings.
  2. Select Update & Security, then Windows Update.
  3. Click the Check for updates button.
  4. If an update is needed, click Download and install to start installing it.

Once Windows 10 is current, make sure to restart your device regularly; sometimes updates require a restart.

Stay safe, stay secure. Contact securitysupport@illinois.edu with questions or feedback. 

-Technology Services Privacy and Security Team