Running Windows Updates is one of the most important things you can do to keep your computer safe. They are patches that Microsoft releases periodically to fix "holes" or security breaches in the Windows Operating system. If you don't install the new updates when they are announced, you run the risk of leaving your computer vulnerable to a hacker who could use the security holes to access your computer.
The easiest is to turn on Automatic Updates from your computer's control panel. To do this:
Here are some notes and possible fixes to try if updates fail to install on your computer.
If you can't connect to Windows Updates, click here for a Microsoft page on troubleshooting connectivity issues.
Where can I see which Windows patches I already have?
If you want to know whether a specific update has been installed, you can view the list using these steps:
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