Microsoft has made automatic updates mandatory for the Home edition, so it’s not easy to decide when you apply the patches.

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An upgrade adds new features and replaces existing system files with new ones.

It usually makes significant changes to your replaces your Windows 10 installation with a newer version, specifically Version 1511, or Build 10586.

Here’s how to use it: At this point, you can go back into Windows Update (Start, Settings, Update & Security, Check for Updates).

Windows will find the cumulative update and install it for you.

There have been reports that some updates take over three hours to download, perhaps due to a dodgy server or a temperamental Internet connection.

Windows has some great features, but like any operating system, it brings its share of issues with every new version. It’s tough to predict how your PC will behave after it has gone through one.

Although cumulative updates frequently contain security updates, sometimes you just have to put Windows Update out of its misery.

Frequently, error number 0x80070020 accompanies a failed cumulative update installation and rollback.

But if you find your PC sitting at a certain percentage value indefinitely, then Windows Update is probably stuck in a loop.