Update your Operating System

For this course, we expect your laptop meets the Carolina Computing Initiative standards.

Updating your operating system is a best practice to ensure you not only have the latest security updates, but also the latest software development features which are packaged along with them.

Windows 10

Check your Windows version number before continuing:

Press Windows Button + R, type winver, and press Ok or Enter.

Confirm you are running the May 2020 release of Windows 10, or later, by looking for:

  • Version 2004 or later
  • Build 19041 or later

If your installed version of Windows is not up-to-date, visit the following URL and look for the Windows 10 May 2020 Update area. Follow the steps needed to upgrade your operating system:



Open Spotlight Search (the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner), search for: About this Mac.

If your operating system version is not 10.15.6 or greater, click the Software Update… button and install the recommended updates.