Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science
September 18, 2023

Critical Microsoft Updates

Microsoft has released critical security patches for products like Windows, Edge, and Office. 

What do I need to do?

All SCS Windows computers have new updates available which must be applied to appropriately patch the operating system. Review the system notification area of the Windows taskbar for system update notifications and apply any pending updates.

Please Note: In June of 2021 SCS Computing Facilities migrated Windows 10 Andrew domain workstations to Intune co-management with Windows Update for Business.  This new update method does not require VPN for Microsoft updates.  Those still using Software Center to install updates should refer to these instructions, or contact SCS Computing Facilities for assistance.

Updating via Settings

Below is the manual method to check for updates.  Updates install automatically.

  1. Open Settings.
    1. Click on the Windows Menu, also known as the Start Menu.
    2. Search for “Settings”.
    3. Click on Update & Security.
  2. Click Check for updates. 
  3. Once completed, please restart your computer.

Note: It is important that your computer stay on during the update process. Laptops should be plugged into their power supply or dock before proceeding. Loss of power or interruption of patch installation can cause operating system corruption and affect functionality.