Regularly Perform Manual Updates On Windows 7 | Faster 7 Part 22
- March 12, 2011
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Uncategorized
Windows Update has always been tightly integrated into the Windows operating systems. Since Windows 7 is till a young operating system, it is always a work in progress, and it is extremely important to do regular checks to see if any optional or essential updates are available for the operating system.
Many people get into the habit of only relying on the automatic update system. While automatic updates does a good job, it often does a bad job of notifying you about updates that are optional. One of the great features of the Windows 7 update platform is it can, from time to time, find updates directly related to your hardware configuration on your system.
Regularly Perform Manual Updates On Windows 7
1. Click the Windows ‘Start’ button.
2. In the search box, type ‘Windows Update’.
3. Scroll up to the ‘Windows Update’ program, right click on it and select ‘Run as Administrator’.
4. Once Windows Update loads, it should automatically check for updates, if not, select ‘Check For Updates’.
5. If any essential updates are available, download and install them.
6. Review the optional updates, download and install the ones you think you’ll need.
7. When prompted, restart your computer.
8. That’s it!
Windows Update has been streamlined for the newer operating systems. There are much less headaches and performance issues when it comes to updating your Windows operating system. Microsoft has also done a good job of ensuring their update packages aren’t too inclusive, such as oversized service packs. Doing this usually keeps users from experiencing critical errors after performing updates.