Need updating help on laptop that I haven't updated for one year

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Hello, im am looking for instructions on how to proceed in running Windows update. I am running win 8.1 and I have not run update for over 12 months.Thank you so very much
 
You can uncheck/unchoose any of the updates it lists. Even ones it says are necessary. Just click the check box next to the update and uncheck it. Then it won't be included in those that run/install. And, if you don't want to see the update again, you can also click the update one time to highlight it and then right click on it to choose to hide the update. You always have the option, should you choose to change your mind later, to "Restore hidden updates".
 
All you would need to do is go into "Control Panel" and click "Windows Update". It will list all the items that "need" to be updated and all those that are "optional", some of which you probably should update anyway.

Let it find the ones you need and then install them. Just be sure you give yourself a lot of time for this, as if you have not updated in that long, there is going to be a lot of updates.
 

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Thanks Webworkings, I appreciate the time you taken to answer my post. I'll make sure to put on a pot of coffee first. Then after it finds all my updates needed and before i hit update all. Will some of these updates include updates for windows 10? So by clicking install all updates, will I have windows 10 after the updating is finished? I would prefer not to update to windows 10 just yet. On the optional updates you said "some of which you probably should update anyway" Could you explain a little more on how you want me to handle them? Thanks again for your time
 
You can uncheck/unchoose any of the updates it lists. Even ones it says are necessary. Just click the check box next to the update and uncheck it. Then it won't be included in those that run/install. And, if you don't want to see the update again, you can also click the update one time to highlight it and then right click on it to choose to hide the update. You always have the option, should you choose to change your mind later, to "Restore hidden updates".
 
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