Your device is at risk because it’s out of date & missing important security & quality updates

These days I have started seeing this message in my Windows Update Settings – Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. If you are here because you too are seeing this message, a few things in this post may interest you.

Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates

Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates

The message will you see in Windows Update Settings would read something like this:

Your device is at risk because it’s out of date and missing important security and quality updates. Let’s get you back on track so Windows can run more securely.

If you have set your Windows 10 to notify you before downloading available Windows Updates, you will see this notification.

In this case, clicking on the Check for updates button will download and install the Windows Updates and make the message go away.

If for some reason your Windows 10 was unable to download the updates, you will see a Retry button, which you will have to click. This too will download and install the Windows Updates and make the message go away.

Some people have reported that setting the timezone to the US Pacific zone to solved the problem and made the message go away – but this cannot be a solution.

If nothing helps or you see this message even if you have not changed any Group Policy settings, the flush the contents of the Software Distribution folder and run Windows Update again. Maybe this will help you.

Do let us know if anything here helped you or if you have other suggestions.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.