We've Got an Update for You: What is it and How to Fix

Everything you need to know about this prompt

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Key notes

  • We've got an update for you prompt is a way for Windows to tell you that you should update your PC.
  • You can stop this prompt by stopping Windows from downloading updates automatically.
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You may have recently encountered the We’ve got an update for you message. This prompt, unique to Windows 10, is a grain of sand in the desert of recent changes that Microsoft is trying on the Windows platform.

This, in no subtle way, tells you there is a significant update for Windows, and you should install it as soon as possible.

What does We’ve got an update for you prompt mean?

Microsoft changed its release strategy for its flagship product – the Windows Operating System.

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They moved further away from the traditional model of big numbered releases every few years to smaller updates less than a year apart.

This is where this prompt comes in. It is Microsoft’s way of grabbing your attention and telling you that you should update your Windows.

It is a small part of their overall strategy of keeping all Windows users up-to-date. Another, perhaps more obvious, change was making it much harder for users to disable Windows updates.

How can I remove the We’ve got an update for you prompt?

You can circumvent the prompt and stop it from appearing in a few ways. Those usually involve preventing Windows from downloading updates automatically.

It should be noted that this includes significant risks; you shouldn’t do it without the proper knowledge of the downfalls.

Mainly how it will affect your computer’s security because you won’t get the security patches that Microsoft rolls out automatically.

If you still want to go with it, feel free to read our articles: Disable Windows 10 automatic updates: tips and tricks.

You can also check our guide on how to block Windows 10 Creators Update from installing.

In this article, we not only looked at the new prompt in Windows 10, but we also looked at the underlying reasons behind Microsoft showing us that prompt.

We hope it was informative. Please tell us your stories with this prompt in the comment section, and has it caused you any nuisance?

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