To turn on automatic updates


Open System in Control Panel.


On the Automatic Updates tab, click either of the first two settings.


Related Topics

Change settings for automatic updating

Restore a previously declined update

Have Windows remind you about pending updates

Downloading available updates

Install updates that have been downloaded

Keeping Windows up-to-date automatically

To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System

To turn off automatic updates for your computer, select Turn off automatic updating; I want to update my computer manually.

If you choose not to use automatic updating, you can always install specific updates from the Windows Update Web site. Open Windows Update in Help and Support Center. 

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