Not keeping Windows up to date can result in serious issues

Not keeping Windows up to date can result in serious issues

Not keeping Windows up to date can result in serious issues, affecting both your computer and your own personal or business security. These include:

As well as resolving security issues, Windows updates frequently contain improvements to the operating system and new features.

Protecting Your Computer

To ensure that the latest Windows updates are downloaded and installed, you should check that your computer is set up as follows:

  • Windows XP
    From the Start menu, click ‘Control Panel’. Select ‘Automatic Updates’, then ensure that ‘Automatic (recommended)’ is selected.
  • Windows Vista
    From the Start menu, click ‘Control Panel’. Select ‘Security’, then click ‘Turn automatic updating on or off’ (under Windows Update). Ensure ‘Install updates automatically (recommended)’ is selected.
  • Windows 7
    From the Start menu, click ‘Control Panel’. Select ‘System and Security’, then click ‘Turn automatic updating on or off’ (under Windows Update). Ensure ‘Install updates automatically (recommended)’ is selected.
  • Windows 8 & Windows 10
    From the Start menu, click ‘Control Panel’. Select ‘Windows Update’, then click ‘Install optional updates’. In the left pane, ‘click Change settings’. Under Important updates, choose the option that you want. Under ‘Recommended updates’, select the ‘Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates’ check box, and then click ‘OK.’  You may be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

You will generally receive a notification from Microsoft in the form of an alert on your screen, that Windows updates are available. Typically, the updates will be downloaded automatically and you will be prompted to re-start your computer in order for them to be installed.

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