For most of the experienced computer users, this is one of the many important tasks that they perform once a week at least. You have the liberty to use the Automatic Update feature that is turned on by default the first time you run your Windows 7 and configure your system. These updates would certainly keep your copy of Windows updated against all the threats and possible errors that might persist ensuring the security of your system. There are categories of updates available through the live support summarized below:

  • Critical updates: These are the types of updates that are being installed instantly as they are released. Such updates usually contain updates that remove all the existing bugs in your operating system making the overall experience error free. Such updates are installed once your system has the Automatic Update feature turned on.
  • Recommended updates: These updates are recommended by the Microsoft Update server. Such updates are not critical enough to be installed at every cost but still they are widely recommended by professionals in order to make your computer secure. These updates install by themselves in case you have your Automatic Update feature on.
  • Optional updates: Optional updates are those that tend to give you a minor benefit in one way or other. Such updates are suggested and you have the liberty to download and install them in case you have the Automatic Update turned on.

Check for updates

Follow the instructions below in order to check for all possible updates:

  • Click Start menu and search for Update in the Search box in the bottom.
  • Click Windows Update from the results that are being displayed.
  • Click Check for updates link on the left of the landing screen. Your system will take some time in order to look for updates available on the internet.
  • In case your system is up to date, it would display the error that no updates found, else it would give you with an option to review the available updates. You can sort the ones that you wish to install on your system.
  • Check all the updates that you wish to install and press OK.
  • Click Install updates to install them on your system.

Some update installations require your system to restart while there are others that install on your system while it is shutting down. Make the appropriate moves in order to install them on your system and make it a secure place to work on.

You can even install manual updates live from the website in case you know what update are you exactly after. You can even look forward to Service Packs in order to make sure that the copy of your Windows is close to the version that is running on the Microsoft Server. The Service Packs are usually a combination of all the updates that are released from the time that the last version or service pack of windows was installed.