Your Device is Missing Important Security and Quality Fixes
If you have a Windows 10 computer, you may have noticed an error message stating that “Your device is out of date and missing important security and quality fixes”. This message will appear as the Windows Update icon appears on your taskbar notification area. You can view the message by hovering your cursor over it.
Windows Update status says “Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality fixes”
If you want to get the latest security and quality updates for your device, you need to update your Windows Update settings. This is important because if your device is out of date, it can be vulnerable to malware attacks. Luckily, there are a number of ways to update your device without risking its security. The first step is to enable automatic updates. Then, you can run Windows Update in “Clean Boot” mode.
How to fix error code 0x80073712
This error code can cause you to fail to download updates. However, there are several simple ways to fix it. One of them is to use the Windows Update Troubleshooter. This program will fix the issue so that your computer will be able to download updates again. In case you are unable to fix the error yourself, you can take help from a PC repair center.
If the error still persists after several attempts, try resetting your system. This will remove corrupted files and allow Windows to update the firmware. However, you should make sure that you back up important data first.
How to install Service Stack Updates
Servicing Stack Updates (SSU) are a mandatory part of Windows operating system upgrades and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog or manually. They fix security and quality issues and improve PC performance and security. Installing these updates will not require a restart of the device.
Windows 10 1607 (LTSC) requires Servicing Stack Updates to be installed before Local Configuration Updates. Servicing Stack Updates are available from the Microsoft Security Response Center website. You should select the one that is compatible with your device’s operating system and version.
How to uninstall problematic Windows update
If you’ve recently received a Windows update, you should know how to uninstall it. To uninstall a Windows update, click the “Uninstall” button in its Control Panel entry. Then, restart your PC. Afterward, you should run troubleshooting steps to fix any problems the update has caused.
First, you need to find out the KB number of the update. If you don’t have that information, then you can search for it in your Start menu and click on Settings. Next, select Update & security.