Thursday, July 24, 2008

Windows XP Control Panel - Automatic updates

Everyone needs automatic updates, regardless of what version of Windows you have. The Windows automatic updates keep your computer up to the challenge of dealing with the constant improvements in technology. Automatic updates usually have security upgrades, bug fixes, and more.

Even though they are called Windows automatic updates, they do not always have to be automatic. You are still in control of your own computer and can change the settings for these Windows updates.

How to find the Windows Automatic Update settings:

  1. Go to the start menu, choose control panel from the menu.
  2. Now double click on the system icon.
  3. Go to the Automatic Updates Tab.

OR...

  1. Go to the start menu, choose control panel from the menu.
  2. Now double click on the security icon.
  3. Go to the Automatic Updates section.

What settings can you choose from on the Automatic Updates Window?

  1. Automatically download updates for my computer and install them
  2. Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them
  3. Notify me but do not automatically download or install them
  4. Turn off automatic updates

Watch this video showing you where to find the Windows automatic updates. It will also explain a bit more about the choices you can make.

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