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:
- Click the Start button and go to Settings.
- Select Update & Security, then Windows Update.
- Click the Check for updates button.
- 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 email@example.com with questions or feedback.
-Technology Services Privacy and Security Team