Install Windows Updates

It’s important that you routinely install Windows Updates.

For Windows 7 users:

Windows Update is included in Control Panel. In the future, to check for updates (or if this webpage doesn’t open Windows Update automatically):

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click All Programs
  3. Click Windows Update.

For Windows Vista users:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Windows Update.
  4. In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
  5. If any updates are found, click Install updates. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

For Windows XP users:

  1. Use Microsoft Internet Explorer to visit Microsoft Update by clicking Tools on the Menu Bar and then select Windows Update.
  2. On the right side of the page, Internet Explorer displays the current status of Automatic Updates:
    • If Automatic Updates is turned on, your computer is protected. Windows XP will automatically install updates. You don’t need to follow the rest of these steps.
    • If Automatic Updates is turned off, click Turn on Automatic Updates.
  3. In the Automatic Updates window, click OK.