Internet Browser Update Guide

Get a Chrome update when available.

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer’s browser. But if you haven’t closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, look at More.
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update’s been available for 2 days.
    • Orange: An update’s been available for 4 days.
    • Red: An update’s been available for 7 days.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More.
  3. Click Update Google Chrome. If you don’t see this button, you’re on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

Update Microsoft Edge web browser.

Keep Edge up to date by keeping Windows 10 up to date. Updates to Edge are automatically installed when Windows 10 is updated. So to keep Edge up to date, you need to keep Windows 10 up to date.

Windows 10 automatically updates itself. Microsoft Windows 10 will periodically check for updates and install them. This will automatically mean that you have the latest “stable” version of the Edge web browser.

Updating Edge

This guide will show you how to manually trigger Windows 10 to check for updates and install them if they are found.

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Click Settings


  3. Select “Updates & Security


  4. Click “Windows Update”


  5. Click “Check for updates”

Windows 10 will connect to Microsoft and check for any updates.

If they are found, they will be installed and you will get the latest version of Edge.

Congratulations, you have now ensured that your copy of Windows 10 (and thus Microsoft Edge) is up to date.

Update Firefox 

By default, Firefox is set to update automatically but you can always do a manual update. Manual update will still let Firefox download an update but it won’t install it until you restart Firefox.

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Click the menu button, click Help and select About Firefox.
  2. The About Mozilla Firefox window will open. Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically.


  3. When the download is complete, click Restart to update Firefox.

Important: If the update didn’t start, didn’t complete or there was some other problem, you can go to the Systems & Languages page to download and install the latest version of Firefox for your system and language or you can use this download link (see How to download and install Firefox on Windows for more information).

Stay safe: Download only from the official Mozilla links above to avoid malware and other unwanted programs.

Update settings can be changed in Firefox Options. Click the menu button and choose Options. In the General panel, scroll down to the Firefox Updates section.

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