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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks - How to Set up Automatic Updates


Automatic updates are designed to keep your Windows 7 computer safe from threats like malware, viruses and system exploits. Even though there is a great deal of security built into Windows 7, there are always hackers and other criminals who look for ways to exploit vulnerabilities as they are discovered.

Keeping your computer updated with the latest patches and service packs is one of the most effective ways to keep yourself safe from these threats. Once you turn the automatic updates feature on, your system will download new patches and updates as they become available and install them on your PC without the need for manual intervention.

To turn on automatic updates on your Windows 7 computer, just follow these simple steps.
1. Click the Start button
2. Choose All Programs from the list
3. Choose Windows Update from the list of choices
4. Click Change Settings in the left hand pane
5. Choose the automatic update options you want and click OK to confirm your choice



 

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