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How to configure the Automatic Updates features in Windows to notify you when important updates are available for 

your computer. You can also specify the schedule that Windows follows to install updates on your computer. The 

latest Automatic Updates feature is included with Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later, with Windows Vista, with 

Windows 7, with Windows 8, and with Windows 8.1.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
To turn on Automatic Updates yourself, follow these steps:
1.Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you're using a mouse, by 

pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up), then tapping or clicking 

Settings, tapping or clicking Change PC settings, and then tapping or clicking Update and recovery.
2.Tap or click Choose how updates get installed.
3.Under Important updates, select the option that you want.
4.Under Recommended updates, select the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates 

check box, and then click Apply.

Windows Vista and Windows 7
To turn on Automatic Updates yourself, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, type Windows update in the search box, and then click Windows Update in the Programs list.
2.In the left pane, click Change settings.
3.Select the option that you want.
4.Under Recommended updates, select the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates 

or Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates check box, and then 

click OK.

Turn off Automatic Updates
If you want to turn off the automatic updates, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then press Enter.
2.Click the Automatic Updates tab, and then click to select Turn off Automatic Updates.
3.Click OK.

If you decide not to use Automatic Updates, you can still install specific updates from the Windows Update Web site 

or from the Microsoft Update Web site. Windows Update and Microsoft Update are catalogs of items such as drivers, 

security fixes, important updates, current Help files, and Internet products that you can download to keep your 

computer up to date. To update the system files with the latest important updates by using the Windows Update Web 

site or by using the Microsoft Update Web site, follow these steps:
1.Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
2.On the Tools menu, click Windows Update.
3.Click Yes if you are prompted to install any required software.

The Windows Update home page or the Microsoft Update home page appears.
4.Click Express Install (Recommended): High Priority Updates for Your Computer. Windows Update or Microsoft 

Update looks for any important updates that are available for your computer.
5.Click Install to install all available important updates.

You can also search the Windows Update Catalog or the Microsoft Update Catalog to find updates that you can 

download and install later on one or more computers that run Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, 

Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 across your home or corporate network. 
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