How To: Windows Updates

Download all the updates

Every two weeks, we seem to hear about a new hole in Windows security or another worm that has disrupted businesses around the world. Microsoft Windows has always been known for a variety of vulnerabilities that you can exploit. New updates are always available for Windows. Make sure you have everything.

Fortunately, Windows comes with an excellent update distribution and Windows Update installer. Most Windows users don’t seem familiar with this tool. Microsoft manages a website that is only available through Internet Explorer. All versions of Windows 95 to XP can receive automatic updates from this site.

Receive updates

First, open to Internet Explorer. You may need to install some updates before you can use the service. Just follow the simple instructions on the screen. Then you will have a choice between Express or Custom. Express will automatically set all high-priority updates, so update at least Express.

If you decide to launch a custom update, you’ll be able to install different categories of updates that will improve your PC’s performance or add new features to Windows. High priority updates have already been selected for download. It’s generally recommended that you put everything in the Software category. However, don’t add blind updates. Please give a brief overview of the description of each update before you check the box next to it. If it sounds like you don’t want or don’t need it, leave it behind.

I would leave the “Equipment” category to more advanced users. These driver updates tell Windows how to make the most of every part of your computer, but some driver updates are not updates at all. These may be older versions than those that are already installed on your computer! Some drivers may stop some of your computer’s functions or change settings that you can’t find. If you need the latest driver, contact the PC manufacturer.

Simply checking if an update is available will not result in it being installed on your computer. You should click on the “Check and install updates” link to see your choice. When you’re over, click “Install Updates” to download and install the updates you need. Updates are usually installed without your intervention, although some updates may cause you questions. Also keep in mind that some updates can only be installed yourself. If you add one to install, your other updates will be saved for a later visit. These are usually major major updates such as update packages and DirectX updates. Once all the updates are installed, the program will ask you to restart the computer.

Once you’ve installed some updates, it’s usually a good idea to go back to the Windows Update Center website. Sometimes installing updates makes even more updates available. So make sure you also get the latest updates.

Automatic updates

Microsoft has provided Windows XP with automatic updates that, as the name suggests, will automatically update your version of Windows with the latest high-priority updates. Some people are annoyed by this program because it can interrupt work or play at the most inopportune moment. This can be useful for users who don’t want to waste time getting all the updates from the Windows Update Center.

You can make sure that automatic updates are enabled, change the schedule they run, or disable them by clicking the automatic update icon on the control panel twice. Keep in mind that automatic updates only set high-priority updates. If you want to improve performance or improve additional features that can provide additional updates, be sure to launch a customizable update at the Windows Update Center.

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