Why am I not getting my Windows updates?

Episode 1532 (1:53:48)

Steve from Tacoma, WA
Windows 10 Start Menu

Steve's Windows 10 machine won't update beyond 1803. Leo says that Microsoft pulled 1809 because of some bugs. It will be fixed and available again soon, though. Feature updates aren't critical — it's just the security updates that are important. But if it's preventing him from getting security updates, then it could mean the update is blocked and he'll have to clear 1803 in order to get back to updating. Microsoft has a troubleshooter for blocked updates, and Leo recommends running it. He can get it at support.microsoft.com (here).

Here's another article at support.microsoft.com on how to reset Windows Update components, and here's an article on fixing Windows Update errors.