Installing Windows 10 Feature Update Through Microsoft Software Center

Microsoft Windows 10 Feature Updates to Rice Managed Windows 10 systems will be handled through the Microsoft Software Center.

The computer will need to be connected to the Rice Network through a Wired connection, Rice Owls Wireless network, or through VPN.  The Feature update will not show up if the computer is not connected to the Rice network. 

To install the Feature Update:

1. Go to Start Menu

2. Click on Microsoft System Center -> Software Center 

3. Click on the Updates section on the left hand side of the window. 

4. Here all available Software and Operating System Feature Updates will be listed.

5. Clicking on the update will take you to the Update Details section. 

6.The Install button will start the install of the Feature update after a confirmation windows comes up and install is pressed. 

6. The Schedule button takes you to a windows where you can select to install the update or Schedule the update to install after business hours and automatically restart when the update is finished.  The feature update will require a restart.  If the Restart Automatically Option is not selected, you will be prompted to restart upon logging back into the system.

7. The default business hours are set to 8 AM to 5 PM.  You can adjust these hours by going to the options section of the Software Center. 

8. After selecting to install or upon the reaching of the install deadline for the Feature update, the package will be downloaded to the system and the installation will begin in the background.  When the system is ready to be restarted to finish the install, you will be informed of the pending restart and given the option to restart immediately or to wait until the installation deadline. It is recommended that you start before the deadline to minimize potential work interruptions. 

The install time will depend on which version of Windows 10 you are currently running.  Older versions will require more time to install.  Estimated time for all versions will be at least 1 hour, potentially 2. 

Keywords:Microsoft, software center, sccm, Windows 10, Feature Update   Doc ID:105713
Owner:Travis C.Group:Rice University
Created:2020-09-09 14:13 CDTUpdated:2020-09-22 08:55 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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