Keeping your Windows up to date is vital for the security of your system, especially of your windows server. Windows Update is a free Microsoft service that’s used to provide updates like service packs and patches for the Windows operating system and other Microsoft software. Windows Update can also be used to update drivers for popular hardware devices.

Microsoft routinely patches newly discovered holes, adds malware definitions to its Windows Defender and Security Essentials utilities, and more; this is the reason why it is so important to keep everything up to date to prevent vulnerabilities in your system that may cause serious damages to your system or worst to lose sensitive data in the hands of hackers. Although is natural to be annoyed by Windows’ endless updates, the majority are targeting security issues. The process is quick, most of the time is automatic and Windows is always notifying when new updates are on the horizon.