About Windows Updates
Windows Updates are small downloads created by Microsoft to repair flaws in the Windows software. These updates help to protect against known security threats. Microsoft releases security-related updates the second Tuesday of every month. If there is a security threat, such as a widespread virus or worm that affects Windows computers, Microsoft will release a security update to fix the problem as soon as it is available.
You can install Windows Updates by visiting the Windows Update website, or by setting your computer to automatically download and install the updates. The difference is that automatic updates install only the critical updates for your computer, while visiting the Windows Update website allows you to install optional updates.
Here’s how you can bring your computer up to date now.
You can also use these instructions to keep up with the latest non-critical updates:
- Go to the start menu.
- In the search box type windows update and hit enter.
- Click check for updates on the left-side menu
- If you would like to see any recent updates Windows has automatically installed, click View Update History You may need to restart your computer after installing the updates.
NOTE: Be sure to go back to Windows Update after rebooting to check for any additional updates. You may need to do this several times.