Computer Updates

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  • The computer in your home is one of thousands that is managed by our Tech Department.
  • This “management” includes setting permissions on the computer and sending updates via the Internet.
  • Some of these updates are small and light and will go unnoticed while others are more intensive and will require a restart of the computer.
  • We feel it is vital that all students and families embrace that restarting your laptop is a necessary task at PALCS.

Computer updates come in two forms.

  1. Updates to the software and settings managed by PALCS.
    Examples are updates to web browsers and the Zoom program. You will know an update is occurring when you see a window like this appear:
    zcm_installing_window.png
    Updates will first download and then install. During this process, you are free to continue to work on your computer in other programs.
    There will be times when a restart is required to finalize the update.

  2. Updates to the operating system - these are known as Windows Updates.
    Window 10 will notify you when an update is required. You should get a message like the one shown below:
    Windows-Update-notification.png
    Many Windows updates require a restart. You can schedule a time for the restart to occur or do it immediately.