It is a well-known fact that Windows® XP is one of the favorite Windows® operating systems. Most of the users work on Windows® XP operating system. The reason behind this fact may be its user friendly interfaces.
You can download Windows XP updates from Microsoft® website. But you should have an authorized user of Windows XP operating system for downloading this. You can also set your system for receiving Windows XP updates automatically. For performing this, you have to first ensure about the following points:
Your operating system should be one of the following, Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows® XP Media Center Edition SP2, Windows® XP Professional SP2, Windows® XP Home Edition SP2 and Windows® XP 64-Bit Edition SP2 for using the latest Automatic Updates feature. But if your operating system is none of the above mentioned Windows® XP operating systems, then it will be either Windows XP Professional, or Windows® XP Home Edition, or Windows® XP 64-Bit Edition. In this case you have to install Windows® XP SP2 or Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to obtain the latest Automatic Updates feature. If you want to turn on and use automatic updates, then follow these steps:
- You have to click on Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl and then press enter.
- Then click the Automatic Updates tab and then click to select one of the available options. It is recommended that you select the option of automatically download updates.
- One option will be Automatic (recommended) automatically download recommended updates for my computer and install them. If you will select this option, then Windows® will automatically find updates that apply for your computer. In this case, Windows XP updates will be downloaded automatically without notifying you.
- Then you can click to select the day and time for scheduled updates to download and install. You can schedule Automatic Updates for any time of day.
- These will be an option that download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them. If you select this option, then Windows® will recognize when you are online and will download updates for your system.
- Another option will be notify me but don’t automatically download or install them. If you will pick out this option, then Windows® recognizes when you are online and uses your Internet connection to search for downloads from the Windows® Update Web site or from the Microsoft® Update Web site. You will view an Automatic Updates icon and message appears in the notification area of your taskbar when new updates are available to download or to install.
- After selecting your option, click on OK.
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