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Updating to Windows 10 (21H1)

BCIT is updating your computer to the most current version of Windows 10 (21H1) in order to keep your version of Windows 10 current and protected. Updating to the latest Windows version is a mandatory security requirement and is needed in order for computers to continue receiving security updates from Microsoft.

Updates to Windows 10 computers will be transitioned to a self-service option with a 2-week window to allow you to update at your convenience. This will provide you with plenty of opportunity to initiate the installation in the background while you work, before a deadline is reached to have it forcibly installed. You will receive a pop-up notification when it’s time to initiate the self-service update option within Software Center.

Steps to updating Windows 10

  1. Click on the Windows start menu on the bottom-left corner of your screen, and type in the word Software.
  2. Click on the Software Center app that shows up at the top.
  3. You will see a list of Applications. Click on the first one, which is Mandatory BCIT update to Windows 10.
    Screenshot Mandatory BCIT Update to Windows 10
  4. There will be a brief description of the process. Click on Install to begin.
    Screenshot Install button in Windows 10 update
  5. There is one last chance to back out. Click Continue to begin, or Defer to back out.
    NOTE: You will only be able to defer 5 times.
    Screenshot BCIT Windows software deployment messageAfter you click Continue, the update begins. It is a two-step process with the first step running silently in the background. You can continue to use your computer like normal.

    After about 30 – 60 minutes, you will get a pop-up asking you to restart your computer, with a 30 minute countdown before it will automatically restart. Please save anything you were working on before proceeding to the next step.

  6. Click on Restart now. If you can’t restart yet for any reason, click on Restart later on the bottom-left of the same pop-up window.
    NOTE: After you restart, the computer will be updating and you will not be able to use your computer between 5 – 40 minutes.
    Screenshot Restart Now for Windows 10 upgradeOnce completed, you will receive the following message:
    Screenshot Windows 10 update final message