Should I update my computer?

The short answer is YES. Updates help keep your devices (including mobile devices) running smoothly, improve compatibility, introduce new program features, and more importantly, keep your device safe. 

Where should I start?

Backup

Make sure your computer has a valid backup. Code42 is installed on all Bucknell-owned machines and should be running, but please verify that it is running and recently backed up. 

Save Your Work

Save all your work prior to running updates. In most cases, you can work while updates are being installed, but your computer may restart unexpectedly during this time. 

Updating your Operating System

Windows 10 (Bucknell-owned)

Windows updates are pushed from L&IT through Ivanti, but you can check for updates regularly, especially if you are off campus. 

Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update, and look for feature updates like Windows 22H2 If updates are available, install them.

Windows 10 (personal devices only)

Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update, and look for feature updates Windows 22H2 or you may be asked to upgrade to Windows 11. If updates are available, install them.

Windows 11 (personal devices only)

Select Start  > Settings  > Windows Update, then select Check for updates. If updates are available, install them.

Mac OS

  1. Run Privileges prior to installing updates (Bucknell Owned Only)
  2. From the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update. If updates are available select Update Now or Upgrade Now. For Bucknell-owned devices, review the installing Mac OS Ventura article.  

Security Updates

Windows 10

Select Start  > Settings  > Update & Security  > Windows Update, and then select Check for updates. If updates are available, install them.

Windows 11

Select Start  > Settings  > Windows Update, then select Check for updates. If updates are available, install them.

Mac OS

  1. Run Privileges prior to installing updates (Bucknell Owned Only)
  2. From the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update. If security updates are available select More Info. Install the Security updates and software updates. Click here for more information on running security updates. 

Driver Updates

Drivers are used to communicate to hardware. Mac includes drivers in their OS updates, Windows drivers may need to be updated manually.

Windows (Bucknell-owned)

All Bucknell-owned Windows computers have Dell Command Update software. Dell Command Update provides software updates for hardware on Dell desktops and laptops. Dell Command Update will launch automatically on a regular schedule. If there are driver updates, the software will prompt you to install the updates. Learn more about Dell Command Update

Windows (Personal devices)

If you have a personally owned windows device that needs drivers, go to the vendors' support page to download drivers. 

Dell: support.dell.com
HP: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers
Lenovo: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/

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Article ID: 595
Created
Tue 11/8/22 2:32 PM
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