The update agent is the tool to manage the download and installation of Microsoft updates on your computer. This tool and the Microsoft update works in sync with each other to successfully install updates on your PC. This Update tool also works well on your local server which has Microsoft System Management Server as well as the Server Update System in a corporate environment. Upgrade Agent can be obtained by visiting the Microsoft’s web site and downloading it into your computer. It helps in keeping your PC up-to-date, and secures the newest upgrades on security and feature from Microsoft. This also ensures which upgrades are appropriate for your computer and which are not. On a regular basis, Microsoft makes the software data available to users of Windows and other Microsoft products. This data increases the reliability and performance that can provide better level of protections against unwanted software and malware as well as upgrades to your Windows features. In addition to the improvement of the reliability of your hardware and the performance of your PC’s components, Microsoft also provides driver updates for devices installed on your computer.

How to automatically obtain the latest Windows Update Agent

Visit the following link for installing the accurate update agent on your computer:http://www.update.microsoft.com

This website checks your computers hardware and software and then installs the correct version of upgrade agent. Version 7.4.7600.226 of the Windows Update Agent is also available on the Microsoft Download Center.

Do you have 32 bit or 64 bit edition of Windows

Knowing the correct edition of Windows installed on your computer is very essential before installing crucial upgrades. To know what edition of Windows you have follow the following steps:1. Open the Run box and type MSINFO32.EXE2. Click on System Information and check the System Typea. If it is x86-based PC then you have a 32 bit editionb. If it is x64-based PC then you have a 64 bit edition

How to Enable Windows Update

Windows update can be enabled by selecting one of the following settings in the Automatic Updates window in Control Panel:• Automatic (recommended)• Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them• Notify me, but don’t automatically download or install themWindows Update tool is pre-configured for installing updates automatically when you select the recommended option while Windows Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Setup.

After enabling Windows Update the required updates to some components of the Windows Update service will get downloaded and installed automatically without even notifying you. This happens regardless of the setting that you chose for enabling Windows Update. You have to disable automatic updates from control panel if you do not want to receive required updatesThese automatic updates do the following:

  • Address feedback from customers
  • Improve compatibility, service performance, and reliability
  • Enable new service capabilitiesWhile the Update Agent updates itself it might add, modify, or replace its own files.

For example Files that help display the user experience or that determine whether updates apply to a particular system or not may be added. This happens when a system is set up to automatically check for available updates. It will not behave this way when automatic updates are turned off.

Improvements made to Windows Update version 7.4.7600.226

  • Improved scan times for Windows Updates.
  • Improved user interface for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 computers running Windows Update.
  • More visible and detailed description of updates.
  • Improvements in how users are notified about service packs.