This guide is for people who are new to the world of PC gaming and want to learn how to update among us.
You may also be looking for more information on how to start playing games with friends or family on PC. If you’re here because you want to know what’s next with your favorite game, then keep reading! Most gamers have PCs that are a few years old or newer, so it’s likely that your computer can handle the most recent games. You can find out what games will run well on your system by checking out our list of recommended games by system type. Here’s what you need to know about updating your Windows 10 PC in order to make sure you’re playing the newest and best versions of games available.
What is an update and why are they important?
Updates are patches for software that are released periodically with new features, bug fixes, and improvements.
Updates can be automatic or manual and can happen automatically, when your update program is set to do so, or manually. In order to update your software yourself, you will need to either download the patch yourself or have it downloaded automatically by your program.
Depending on how often you play games, how large they are, what type of hardware they use, and your computer’s specifications, this process may take some time. One way to speed up the process is to connect your PC directly to the internet (not through a Wi-Fi hotspot). This will enable your PC to find the updates more quickly and may make it easier for them to stay up-to-date throughout their useful life span.
How to find out what’s new with your PC
1. Update Windows
First, you need to update your Windows PC so it’s running the latest and greatest version of the operating system. This will ensure that all the current and future updates have been downloaded, installed, and activated on your device.
2. Check for updates
After updating Windows 10, you can check for other updates by going to Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update and clicking in the Get Updates button. This will let you know if any more updates are available for your computer that you may need to install.
3. Check for game compatibility
If you’re interested in playing a specific game, check out our list of games recommended by type of PC (e.g., recommended games for desktop PCs). You’ll find information on which games are compatible with your computer’s hardware specs, as well as what operating systems they work best on (e.g., if they’re natively compatible with Windows 10 or not).
How do I know if my computer can handle the newest games?
Updating your Windows 10 PC is a quick and easy process—even if you’re new to the world of PC gaming. The first thing you need to do is find out what the most recent requirements for Steam, Blizzard, or other games you’ve been playing are.
Here are a couple examples:
First, let’s say you want to play Overwatch on your Windows 10 computer. You can get information about Overwatch’s minimum system specs by visiting the game’s official website. Steam also has some helpful information about which games will and won’t run well on your computer on their support pages.
If it turns out that your computer isn’t compatible with Overwatch, there are lots of other options! Many new games have been created using DirectX 12, meaning they’re not only compatible with more recent PCs but also require less powerful hardware than previous versions of the games did. You can check out our list of recommended games by system type below to see what kind of PC requirements can be expected from newer titles.
Update your PC before playing a new game.
Updating your PC before you install a new game can save you time, as well as help ensure that your system is ready to handle the game.
In order to update your PC, you’ll need to have Windows 10 installed.
First, navigate to Settings. Next, click on Update & Security. Click on Check for updates and wait for it to finish installing any available updates.
Next, go back into settings and click on Update & Security again. Next click on Recovery and then Troubleshoot. Select Get started troubleshooting from there and follow the instructions until it’s finished updating your PC’s files.
Once you are done with that process, reboot your computer and make sure that everything is working properly. If your PC still doesn’t work correctly after rebooting, it may be time for an upgrade!