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How do I configure Windows updates?

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For security reasons, it is important to download and install Window updates as they become available. By keeping your Windows software up to date, you are ensuring that your privacy and sensitive personal information is protected. Below are the directions on how to bring your computer up to date both manually and automatically.

Manually configure Windows updates for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Login to your computer as the Administrator or a user that has administrator permissions.
  • Click Start, the select All Programs, and then select Windows Updates
  • Click Check for updates

After Windows checks for updates, if any are available, you will have the option to install them. This process can take some time, be patient. 

  • Click install updates, your computer will most likely require a restart after the updates have finished install. 

Manually configure Windows updates for Windows 8

  • Open the Charm Bar, press the Windows Key + C
  • Click Settings
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click System and Security
  • Click Windows Update
  • Click Check for Updates
  • Click install updates, your computer will most likely require a restart after the updates have finished install. 

Turn on the Windows Automatic Updates feature for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

  • Login to your computer as the Administrator or a user that has administrator permissions.
  • Click Start, the select All Programs, and then select Windows Updates
  • Select the radio button for Install updates Automatically 

Turn on the Windows Automatic Updates feature for Windows 8

  • Open the Charm Bar, press the Windows Key + C
  • Click Settings
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click System and Security
  • Click Windows Update
  • Click Change Settings in left column
  • From the drop down menu, select Install updates automatically (recommended)

 

Keep in mind that you can set the automatic times for the updates to download for anytime, day or evening.

It is recommended that you set this automatic download time for a time when you are not using the computer to avoid a downtime or a slowing down of your computers performance.