Run Windows Update

Windows 7

  • Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Update
  • In the left pane, click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your PC
  • If you see a message telling you that important updates are available, or telling you to review important updates, click the message to view and select the important updates to install
  • In the list, click the important updates for more information. Select the check boxes for any updates that you want to install, and then click OK
  • Click Install updates


Windows 8.X

  • Display the Start tile by moving the mouse to the bottom-left corner of the screen
  • Right-click the Start tile and select Control Panel
  • Click the System and Security heading
  • Click the Check for updates link under the Windows Update heading
  • Click the Install Updates button if Windows 8.x finds an update for your PC. Note that unless you click the Restart if required check box, Windows 8.x won’t force you to restart the PC after the update process is complete

It is recommended that users install all Recommended, Optional and Important windows updates (with the exception of Bing Toolbar and Bing Desktop).

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