One of the biggest changes in Windows 10 is happening in the Settings app, which Microsoft is building to eventually replace the traditional Control Panel. For example, beginning with the January Technical Preview, users will no longer find the Windows Update option in the Control Panel. Microsoft has removed updates completely and has moved the feature to the Settings app.

By default, Microsoft has enabled automatic updates, but if you need to install a particular update, you now have to open the Settings app, navigate to Update & recovery, and click Check for updates. If there are available updates for your system, click Install now and they will download and install automatically.

Easy restart schedules

One thing you’ll also notice is that Microsoft is also making it easy to schedule restarts. In the latest build of the operating system, you can make sure when exactly Windows 10 will restart to apply the new updates, and you can even select the exact time you want your computer to restart.

In the restart options, you can specify the time and the day up to one week from the installation, and of course, you can simply click Restart now. You’ll also notice the “Advanced options” link in the Windows Update settings page, where you can choose how updates are installed, view your update history, and now also is the place to select how preview builds of Windows 10 are installed in your system.

The Slow ring of update will deliver new features to Windows 10 sooner than the general public, but they still under revision. On the other hand, the Fast ring of update will get you features sooner, but it also mean more bugs and issues. (For the most part, you want to stay in the Slow ring.)

How to uninstall updates from Windows 10

However, there is something missing… How do you uninstall previously installed updates from Windows 10. In the latest build of the operating system the Settings app does not include a section to uninstall updates from the modern interface. Therefore, if you need to get rid of an update, you’ll still need to use the Control Panel.

To do this, open the Control Panel, go to Programs and Features, then from the left pane, click View installed updates. Select the update you want to remove and click Uninstall. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.