Using Windows Update

You might need to be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to perform some tasks.

Windows Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you keep your computer up-to-date. Use Windows Update to choose updates for your computer's operating system, software programs, and hardware. New content is added to the Windows Update Web site regularly, so you can always get the most recent updates and solutions to protect your computer and keep it running smoothly. Windows Update scans your computer and provides you with a tailored selection of updates that apply only to the software and hardware on your computer.

To find available updates


Open Windows Update in Help and Support Center. 


On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for Available Updates.


To open Windows Update, click Start, click Help and Support, and then click Windows Update.

The first time you go to the Windows Update Web site, click Yes when prompted to install any required software or controls.

To use Windows Update, you need to establish a connection to the Internet.

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