How to update Windows manually or automatically.

How to update Windows manually or automatically.

 Windows operating system is a sophisticated operating system that requires updates from Microsoft to keep things running smoothly and to keep it secure from constant cyber threats. Every main stream operating system needs updates. Some operating systems include Microsoft Windows has the ability to automate this process. It is best practice to keep your operating system up to date with all possible updates released. From time to time Microsoft will release a collection of updates know as a Service Pack to help minimize the downloads and downtime from repeated updating. Although this is a great feature moving forward it can also be wonderful moving backward from a new installation of Windows after the release of that version of the operating system. Because as A 'Service Pack' contains most of the updates it is a one shot installation of the updates. It saves technicians time when performing a 'Fresh Install' of an operating system.

It is important to understand that when you install Windows from the installation CD you will be formatting the hard drive. When the hard drive is formatted all of your data will be erased. Thus, it is important prior to reinstallation of an operating system to back-up your data FIRST! Burn your important data to CD,DVD, or move it to an external device such as a jump drive or external hard drive enclosure. This is the only way to ensure your data will be safe before you perform a 'fresh installation' of Windows operating system.

In order to update your Windows manually to check if things are update and legit according to Microsoft select the 'Start' button at the bottom left side of your screen and go to 'All Programs' then select 'Windows Update'. This will typically launch your default Internet browser and take you automatically to WMicrosoft's portal website for updates. I will scan you computer and determine which update sit needs and it will also check to authenticate your copy of Windows is legit. Its an al in wonder pit stop for your Windows operating system no matter the version. You could be running Windows Xp to the newest Windows out and they will all be capable of this feature

As for the automatic, pain free, way of setting up Windows to perform its own updates you can go to your 'Control Panel' and locate 'Windows Update' feature. Then on the left side is a menu that says 'change settings', from here you can set the day and/or time for the schedule to have Windows get its own updates.


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